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Writers (WGA):
Felix Salten (characters from novel "The Hound of Florence")
Bill Walsh (earlier screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
12 November 1994 (USA) See more »
Preteen Moochie Daniels just wants a dog, but his dad, Daniel, is allergic to canines, like Bundles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ed Begley Jr. ... Ron Daniels

Sharon Lawrence ... Beth Daniels

Jon Polito ... Detective Al

James Cromwell ... Charlie 'the robber' Mulvihill

Jeremy Sisto ... Trey Miller
Jordan Warkol ... Moochie Daniels (as Jordan Blake Warkol)

Sarah Lassez ... Francesca

Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Allison
Bobby Slayton ... Coach Evans

Rick Ducommun ... Officer Kelly

David Pasquesi ... Officer Hanson

Scott Weinger ... Wilbert 'Wilby' Joseph Daniels / Shabby Dog
Charles Dugan ... Drunk in Cell
John C. Anders ... Uniformed Officer

Gerry Del Sol ... Uniformed Cop #2

Peyton Reed ... Movie Usher
Ted Davis ... Counter Person

Clare Salstrom ... Girl #1

Directed by
Dennis Dugan 
Writing credits
Felix Salten (characters from novel "The Hound of Florence")

Bill Walsh (earlier screenplay) &
Lillie Hayward (earlier screenplay)

Bill Walsh (teleplay) &
Lillie Hayward (teleplay) and
Tim Doyle (teleplay)

Produced by
Scott Immergut .... executive producer
Irwin Marcus .... coordinating producer
Les Mayfield .... executive producer
Joseph B. Wallenstein .... producer
George Zaloom .... executive producer
Original Music by
Denis M. Hannigan 
Cinematography by
Russ T. Alsobrook 
Film Editing by
Jeff Gourson 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
Set Decoration by
Brenda Meyers-Ballard 
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Fenton .... makeup artist (as Kathryn M. Kelly)
Cheri Ruff .... hair stylist
Production Management
Irwin Marcus .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Isabeau .... second assistant director
Michael Kusley .... first assistant director (as Mike Kusley)
Art Department
Cliff Bernay .... property master
Ashley Davies .... assistant property master
Hanna Strauss .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Bruce Nazarian .... supervising sound editor
Jacques Nosco .... production sound mixer
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Special Effects by
Rick Lazzarini .... animatronic dog puppets
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
James F. Cornick .... best boy
James F. Cornick .... rigging gaffer
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator: second unit
Curtis Petersen .... second unit: director of photography
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jay Caplan .... costumer
Kimberly Engelman .... set costumer
Emma Trenchard .... costume supervisor
Transportation Department
Craig Lietzke .... transportation captain
Other crew
Susan Bierbaum .... script supervisor
Millie Kline .... production coordinator
Tony Lindo .... production accountant
Tammy Maples .... animal trainer
Lisa Stewart .... location manager

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Additional Details

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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Movie Connections:
Remade as The Shaggy Dog (2006)See more »


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Yes, let's remake that film. That's a good idea, 11 August 2013
Author: mutty-mcflea from Lincolnshire, UK

Part of Disney's '90s program to milk every film they ever made via sequel, prequel, remake and TV series, this is a cheesy rehash of the leaden 1959 film that already spawned two sequels for no good reason and was remade again a decade or so after this attempt. As if reacting against the original's boring flatness, this one is strenuously overplayed and slapped together in tacky, day-glo fashion by hack director Dennis Dugan. It's terrible.

The plot involves squeaky teen Scott Weinger reading an inscription on a cursed ring and intermittently switching places with his neighbour's sheepdog Bundles. What follows is an endless parade of complete and utter banality, aimlessly shuffling along as though the screenplay was mislaid on the first day of shooting. 'Oh man! This is really weird!' understates our transformed hero before he uncovers plans to heist a jewel from a museum. Can the dog foil the thief's plans? How can Weinger tell anyone what's happening when he overheard the plans while in the form of a dog? Will it occur to him not to mention that he was in the form of a dog? Will the curse be lifted? Will our hero ever pluck up the courage to make a left hand turn in his car? And last but not least, who the hell cares?

A typo in the opening credits sets the bar for the movie's quality control. There are plenty of scenes similar to those in the other films, in which Bundles brushes his teeth, drives a car and takes a shower, but thanks to Dugan's relentless ineptitude none of this is remotely funny. There are lines like 'What would she think if she knew her dear old uncle Charlie was really an international jewel thief?' and 'Okay, listen up, Bundles. I want that diamond!' The actors all mug and wave their arms around desperately as if the camera was a mile away. The story is signposted so heavily that the movie and I could have gone our separate ways after ten minutes with no surprises lost.

In other words, this is a load of rubbish.

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