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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
22 July 1994 (USA) See more »
Best friends are forever.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Guiry ... Matthew Turner (as Thomas Guiry)

Helen Slater ... Laura Turner

Jon Tenney ... Steve Turner
Brittany Boyd ... Jennifer Turner

Frederic Forrest ... Sam Garland

Richard Farnsworth ... Len Collins

Michelle Williams ... April Porter

Joe Inscoe ... Pete Jarman

Yvonne Erickson ... Mrs. Jarman (as Yvonne Brisendine)
Clayton Barclay Jones ... Josh Garland

Charlie Hofheimer ... Jim Garland
Jody Smith Strickler ... Mildred Garland
Margaret Peery ... Mrs. Parker
David Bridgewater ... Customer
Earnest Poole Jr. ... Highway Patrolman #1
Jeffrey H. Gray ... Highway Patrolman #2
Robert B. Brittain ... Grommet Foreman
Rick Warner ... Timid Neighbor
Kelly L. Edwards ... Smoking Girl
Jordan Young ... Smoking Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Howard ... Lassie (uncredited)
Katie Massa Kennedy ... College Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Petrie 
Writing credits
Eric Knight (character of Lassie)

Matthew Jacobs (written by) and
Gary Ross (written by) and
Elizabeth Anderson (written by)

Produced by
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Dinah Minot .... co-producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... executive producer
Barnaby Thompson .... co-producer
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Kenneth MacMillan 
Film Editing by
Steve Mirkovich 
Casting by
Gretchen Rennell 
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
Art Direction by
David Crank 
Set Decoration by
Amy Wells 
Costume Design by
Ingrid Price 
Makeup Department
Harriette Landau .... makeup artist
Vicky Phillips .... hair stylist
Production Management
George Manasse .... production manager
Michael Tadross .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Campbell .... dga trainee
Fred 'Fredo' Donatelli .... second second assistant director (as Fred Donatelli)
Christine Larson .... first assistant director (as Christine L. Larson)
David Larson .... second unit director
Art Department
Chris Arias .... greensperson
Bill Ballou .... construction coordinator
Jamie Bishop .... lead man: Richmond
J.D. Kirkpatrick Brown .... carpenter
Peter C. Clarke .... property master
Sarah Costello .... carpenter
Jonathan Dunham .... set dresser
Andrew Eifert .... set dresser
Clifford D. Eubank .... set dresser (as Cliff Eubank)
Brandon Fox .... art department coordinator
Tom Gable .... carpenter
Eric Gruber .... carpenter
Michael D. Harrell .... lead man
Heather S. Jenkins .... art department coordinator (as Heather Jenkins)
Leland F. Lew .... carpenter
Thomas C. Mentzer .... shop foreman
Kris Moran .... assistant property master (as Kristine Moran)
Paul Louis Perry .... set dresser
Francesco Sciarrone .... lead scenic painter (as Fran Sciarrone)
Stephen G. Shifflette .... set dresser (as Stephen Shifflette)
Lorrie Snyder .... construction foreperson (as Lorrie P. Snyder)
Jeffrey Stern .... charge scenic painter
Jimmie Weasenforth .... carpenter
Thomas C. Mentzer .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Pamela Bentkowski .... supervising foley editor
Noah Blough .... sound editor
Stacy Brownrigg .... production sound mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Corwin .... sound editor
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Gloria D'Alessandro .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Cecelia Hall .... sound supervisor
Scott G.G. Haller .... assistant sound editor
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Dan Luna .... foley editor
Richard Marx .... adr editor
Paul O'Bryan .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey R. Payne .... foley editor (as Jeff Payne)
Mark Petersen .... sound effects editor
David M. Roberts .... boom operator (as David Roberts)
Carin Rogers .... sound editor
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... sound editor (as Jeff Sandler)
Fred Stafford .... supervising adr editor
Beth Sterner .... supervising sound editor
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator
Gary Pilkinton .... special effects technician
Kathleen Tonkin .... special effects
Robert Vazquez .... special effects forman
Michael Adams .... stunt coordinator
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Heidi Burger .... stunts
Denise Cheshire .... stunts
Zane Creager .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunts
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael B. Adams .... rigging technician
Richard Allen Anderson .... rigging gaffer
George Berrios .... first assistant camera
Kevin M. Burger .... lighting technician (as Kevin Burger)
Joe Clayton .... chief lighting technician (as Joseph D. Clayton)
Skelly Cummings .... grip
Barry Davis .... lighting technician (as Barry G. Davis)
John Kent Eanes .... grip
Sven Eklund .... first company grip
Michael Flynn .... lighting technician (as Michael I. Flynn)
Doug Foote .... second assistant camera
Dale Fowler .... lighting technician
Daniel Galiardi .... second assistant camera (as Daniel G. Galiardi)
Bob Greene .... still photographer
Jeff Hand .... first assistant camera: second unit
Charles A. Harris .... grip
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera operator
Marc Hirschfeld .... first assistant camera
Jay Kemp .... assistant chief lighting technician
Carter Kesler .... electrician (as Carter Kessler)
Carter A. Kessler .... lighting technician
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "a" camera, New York
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "b" camera
Clayton J. Liotta .... first assistant camera (as Clayton Liotta)
Greg Martin .... grip
Jeffrey A. McGall .... rigging technician
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Liz Radley .... video supervisor
Todd Ranson .... lighting technician
Al Rodgers .... second assistant camera: second unit
Russell G. Senato .... grip (as Russell Sanato)
David P. Shannon .... rigging technician
Michael J. Snair .... rigging technician
Ron Speed .... second company grip
Robert Spencer .... lighting technician
Chet Spinney .... dolly grip
Lewis Wells .... lighting technician
Animation Department
Jim Boulden .... animatronics and puppets creator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Emily Fisher .... extras casting
Gwendolyn Glenn .... casting: Richmond
Gwendolyn Glenn .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Michelle Quigley .... casting assistant
Randi Wells .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Dale Austin .... costumer
Astrid Brucker .... assistant to costume designer
Margaret Meade .... wardrobe assistant
Keriann Yohler .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... additional film editor
James Battersby .... apprentice film editor
Neil Greenberg .... assistant film editor
Bret Marnell .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator (as Larry Ashmore)
John Bell .... orchestrator
Tim Boyle .... music mixer
Tim Boyle .... music recordist
Andy Brown .... orchestra contractor
Sally Heath .... musician: solo piano
Curtis Roush .... music editor
Liz Schrek .... music production coordinator
Graham Walker .... music production supervisor
Elizabeth Wendel .... associate music supervisor
Allan Wilson .... conductor
Transportation Department
Cindi Castles .... driver (as Cindi Simmons)
Steve Imbler .... transportation captain (as Steven Imbler)
Austin Thompson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Henry Harmon Biggs .... production assistant
Sherry Bryant .... production assistant
Joe Cacciotti .... production assistant
Dawn Darfus .... production accountant
Susan C. Daum .... assistant production accountant
Alyson Feltes .... assistant: Mr. Petrie
Gwendolyn Glenn .... choreographer
Anthony Harbour .... paramedic: re-shoots
Jerome Holmes .... production assistant
Sue Jennings .... production coordinator
Dylan Kidd .... production assistant
Karen Lacy .... wrangler
John W. Lambert .... assistant wrangler
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Nita Long-Mawyer .... wrangler (as Nita R. Long)
Cindy Marcari .... assistant: Mr. Rachmil
Erin Maroney .... assistant: Ms. Minot
Waverly J. Marshall Jr. .... assistant wrangler
Tom Mawyer .... wrangler
Chris Muth .... stand-in
Keith Muth .... stand-in
Burt Poehlman .... production assistant
Rebecca Poulos .... script supervisor
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer
David M. Robel .... production assistant
Tamara Shaw .... assistant: Mr. Petrie
Liz Siegel .... production associate (as Lisbeth Siegel)
Jorge Silva .... craft service
Sharon B. Taksel .... assistant production accountant (as Sharon Taksel)
Tom Trigo .... location scout
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... assistant dog trainer: second Unit
Robert Weatherwax .... dog owner and trainer
Sam Wells .... stand-in: Jon Tenney
Karen White .... location manager
Clyde Wrenn .... production assistant
Clint Rowe .... wolf trainer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lassie: Best Friends are forever" - USA (video title)
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Rated PG for some pre-teen mischief, mild language and suspenseful action
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Helen Slater starred in 1984's "Supergirl;" At the time "Lassie" was filmed, Jon Tenney was married to Terri Hatcher who was then starring in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman." Tenney even guest starred in two episodes of that series.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the first scene with the coyote, where it appears in the cave, you can see a stick used by the trainer to agitate the coyote (dog) to growl.See more »
Matthew Turner:This dog stinks.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Our Idiot Brother (2011)See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Kids are supposed to have dogs...It helps them grow up right., 20 March 2005
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

(Spoilers) Beautifully photographer, in and around the hills and woods of the state of Virgina, and wonderfully acted. This revival of the timeless story about the sensational sheepdog Lassie that never seems to lose it's charm and affection no matter how many times you see it.

The Turner family father Steve and his new wife Laura and two kids Matt & Jennifer, Jon Tenny Helen Slater Tom Gulry & Brittany Boyd, left the big city of Baltimore to go live and work as sheep farmers in the picturesque countryside of rural Virgina at the house that Steve's late wife Anna left him, come on to a tractor-trailer accident.

Waiting for the state troopers and local fire department to clear the wreckage this sweet and loving collie appears almost out of nowhere. With her master the trailer driver killed and now all alone she's looking for a new home and choose the Turner's as her new "best friends". At first trying to ignorer the cute canine the dog is so persistent, following the Turners on the highway for miles, that they decide to adopt her. It was the best decision that they ever made.

The movie "Lassie" grabs you right from the start and never lets go even after it's emotional and heart-stirring final that if your not in tears by then your just not human. Courageous and detected Lassie wins over everyone she comes in contact with: The Turners, especially young Matt, who at first tried to have nothing to do with the playful pooch. Lassie even wins over the Garlands, the father Sam and his two boys Josh & Jim (Frederic Forrest Clyton Barclay Jones & Charlie Hofhirner), who tried to kid-or dog-nap as well as shoot and kill Lassie. As she tried to keep them from stealing the Turner's flock of some 400 sheep. Young Josh was also angry, at the Turner's, because his girl April, Michelle Williams, left him and his self-indulging macho he-man act for the much more sweet and sensitive, as well as later brave, Matt Turner. The Turner's neighbors were also very bitter at the newcomers for taking over the rich grazing land, by putting a barb-wire fence across it, adjacent to the their farm, grazing land which in fact belonged to the Turners.

Lassie prevailed over all the perils that came before her. From a vicious dog-fight with a wild wolf who she saved Matt from being attacked and possibly killed. To a fast flowing and deadly white-water stream that Lassie saved both Matt as well as Josh who at first got into a fight with Matt over the stolen Turner sheep. That Josh and both his brother Tim and dad Sam Garland tried to commandeer away .

Lassie showed Matt that friendship is not like the CD's records and Walkman radios where you throw, or lock, them away and then buy new ones after you get tired with them; friendship is a life-long commitment. Matt who at first didn't want to move to the country, What No MTV!" saw what he missed in the clean fresh air and healthy environment of the Virgina farmlands. This while he was cooped up in the big city with nothing but rock, hard and soft, music and endless music videos to watch and waste his life, and hearing, away with. But most of all if he didn't move out to the country he never would have got to know and become a life-long friend, like everyone else in the movie, with Lassie.

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