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Max is a special kid, in that he can talk to animals. No one believes him, but after him and his furry friends uncover a plot to kill the president, everyone will need his help to keep their commander in chief at his post. | Add synopsis »
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Bradley Pierce ... Max Anderson

Melora Hardin ... Clyde

Nicolas Surovy ... Ronald Andersson

Susan Dolan Stevens ... Miranda Andersson (as Susan Dolan)

Erick Avari ... Brach
Trishalee Hardy ... Buzzy

Robert Knepper ... Bo the Dog (voice)

Victoria Jackson ... Nellie the Cat (voice)

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Terrorist #1

Carl Ciarfalio ... Terrorist #2
Jeff Olson ... Dr. Hauptman (as Jeffrey Olsen)
Curley Green ... Michael Kasner (as Curly Green Jr)
Michael Scott ... Local Politician
Don Cosney ... President of the United States
Scott Stevenson ... Secret Service Agent #2
Bill Patriola ... Secret Service Agent #4
Doug Simpson ... Secret Service Agent #5
Jay Berger ... Grey Suit
Clancy T. Troutman ... Spotted Dog (voice) (as Clancy Troutman)

Jesse Corti ... Raven (voice)
Melinda Haynes ... Receptionist (as Melinda Clarkson)
Ilene Wood ... Mrs. Johnson

Karin Argoud ... German Shepard (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Ivins ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Paul Mugerian ... Local Politician (uncredited)

Directed by
Linda Shayne 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dennis Carr  screenplay
Dennis Carr  story
Elise Pritcher  story

Produced by
David C. Anderson .... producer (as David Anderson)
Elise Pritcher .... associate producer
Don Schain .... co-producer
Original Music by
Steve Dorff 
Cinematography by
Jacek Laskus  (as Jack Laskus)
Film Editing by
J. Kathleen Gibson 
Lori Petersen-Waite  (as Lori Petersen)
Casting by
Karen Margiotta 
Mary Margiotta 
Production Design by
Mark Hofeling 
Set Decoration by
Ken Diamond 
Costume Design by
Lawane Cole  (as LaWane Cole)
Makeup Department
Rebecca George .... assistant hair stylist
Rebecca George .... assistant makeup artist
Robin Michelle Patrick .... key hair stylist (as Robin Michelle Stepp)
Robin Michelle Patrick .... key makeup artist (as Robin Michelle Stepp)
Production Management
Shauna Miller .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matias Alvarez .... first assistant director
Miriam Footer .... second assistant director (as Miriam Epstein)
Art Department
Duke Anderson .... swing gang
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks .... swing gang (as Jesse Ficks)
Ben Fox .... leadman
John Garrett .... set dresser
John Harrington .... prop monster
Blaine Hofeling .... art department intern
Chalyse Robinson .... props assistant
Sound Department
Glenn Auchinachie .... sound editor
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Gonzo Cervantes .... supervisng adr editor
Gloria Cooper .... boom operator
Frank Floyd .... sound assistant
Bill Fox .... background
Jeff Frickman .... adr mixer
Bess Hopper .... foley artist
Staci Kallen .... assistant sound editor
Paul Martin .... foley mixer
Mark A. Rozett .... re-recording mixer (as Mark Rozett)
Dan Thomas .... sound editor (as Daniel Thomas)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound editor (as Clancy Troutman)
James Troutman .... supervising sound editor
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... ultra stereo consultant
Rick Waddell .... production sound mixer
Bernard Weiser .... sound editor
David Yamamoto .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Rolf Larson .... special effects
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt double: Melora Hardin
Billy Judkins .... stunts
Don Shanks .... stunts
Doug Simpson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Bonnie Blake .... first assistant camera: second unit
April Bradley .... electrician
Bill Brussard .... additional electrician (as Billy Bob Brussard)
Bernadette 'B.C.' Echohawk .... additional first assistant camera (as Bernadette C. Echohawk)
Bernadette 'B.C.' Echohawk .... additional first assistant camera: second unit (as Bernadette C. Echohawk)
Van Flesher .... second assistant camera
Van Flesher .... second assistant camera: second unit
Frank Floyd .... video assistant
J. Terry Hilton .... gaffer
Denis Hopkinson .... additional grip
Adam Janeiro .... electrician (as Adam Janerio)
Bob Johnson .... additional grip
Francine Jones .... camera loader: second unit
Kevin Kennedy .... key grip
Shawn Lacy .... grip
Mike Lookinland .... additional first assistant camera: second unit
Tyler Meiners .... additional grip
Katherine Moore .... still photographer
Mark Emery Moore .... Steadicam operator (as Mark Moore)
Steve Olpin .... additional electrician (as Steve W. Olpin)
Patrick Reddish .... director of photography: second unit
Jeff Rosenblatt .... best boy grip
Luis C. Ruiz .... best boy electric (as Luis Ruiz)
Todd Schlopy .... Steadicam first assistant camera
Todd Schlopy .... first assistant camera
Jacob Thomas .... grip
Tristan Whitman .... additional second assistant camera
Tristan Whitman .... additional second assistant camera: second unit
Casting Department
Jeff Johnson .... casting director: Utah
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Breeden .... costume supervisor
Tessa Stephensen .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jill Buchanan .... second assistant editor
Kelly Edmunds .... assistant editor
Drew Hinrichson .... editorial intern
Randy Lee .... editorial intern
Sean McBride .... editorial intern
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
Location Management
Paula Latham .... assistant location manager
Marshall D. Moore .... location manager
Keith Shea .... location assistant
Colin Stevens .... location assistant
Music Department
Steve Dorff .... conductor
Larry Herbstritt .... orchestrator
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Judd Maher .... music scoring second editor
Rick Riccio .... music editor
Transportation Department
Robert C. Alcott .... transportation captain
John 'Doby' Dobrosky .... driver: motorhome (as John Dobrosky)
Jason Emerick .... driver: van
Anthony James Fox .... driver: honeywagon (as Tony Fox)
Michael Niemiec .... driver
Ray Tostado .... driver: camera car
Barry Tuttle .... transportation coordinator (as Barry J. Tuttle)
Other crew
Anya Anderson .... stand-in: Ms. Hardy
Lincoln Anderson .... stand-in: Mr. Pierce
John Brooks Aspiras .... craft service (as John B. Aspiras)
Rick Bailey .... security coordinator
Linda Bearman .... extras coordinator
Molly Billings .... office production assistant
Traci C. Brand .... assistant: Linda Shayne
Jeff Crane .... production accountant
Shelley Davis .... additional animal trainer
Deborah Dellosso .... additional animal trainer (as Debbie Dellosso)
Lisa Gaede .... set production assistant
William Shane Grisco .... head animal trainer (as William Grisco)
Mike Jones .... office production assistant
Michael Kiely .... assistant accountant (as Michael A. Kiely)
Rachel Long .... assistant: Mr. Schain
Cristie Miele .... assistant animal trainer
Suzanne Miller .... office production assistant
Carl Moelder .... set medic
Jason Oleniczak .... stand-in: Mr. Surovy
Travis Porter .... set production assistant
Susan Sandack .... assistant: Mr. Anderson and Mr. Schain
Kerry Shea .... production coordinator
Doree Sitterly .... assistant animal trainer
Janet L. Stott .... production attorney
Arrahwanna Thomsen .... script supervisor (as Arrahwanna P. Thomsen)
Ginny Tyler .... adr loop group
Jacqueline Watney .... assistant production coordinator
Win Whittaker .... key set production assistant
DeAnne Zarkowski .... additional animal trainer (as Deann Zarkowski)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"How I Saved the President" - USA (DVD title)
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Rated PG for mild violence
80 min
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The dog was played by Barkley.See more »
Voice of 'Nellie':I know what: call the President.
Max Anderson:I can't just call the President, they'd lock me up for sure.
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Don't keep this film undercover, show it proudly to your family, everyone will love it!, 21 May 2007
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Max is the son of two lawyers who used to work for the State Department. Now, the family has moved to a midwest town and the parents are in private practice. Nevertheless, a very pretty secret agent lady has been assigned to take Max to school, instead of letting the young tweenager ride on the school bus. Max is a very bright child but he has an even more surprising talent....he can talk to animals! He has a beagle named Beau and an orange cat named Nellie and the three of them engage in conversations all of the time. However, when his parents observe Max talking to his pets, they are dismayed, for they, naturally, do not believe that their son can converse with these animals. One day, on a trip to the park with Beau, Max and his beloved beagle meet some strange men and their German Shepherd dog. The large canine tells Beau and Max that the men are bad dudes, about to kill the President of the U.S. when he stops to campaign in the town next week. Will anyone, anyone, believe Max when he tries to warn the city's officials of this threat? This is a very nice family film, especially for those who love animals. The dog and cat in this movie are adorable and extremely talented, delighting the audience at every turn. The principal actors are mostly unknowns (with the exception of Erick Avari, a thespian of countless movies and shows) but they play their parts very well. The production looks great, with nice costumes, scenery, and photography, while the script is full of action and humor. In short, this film should not be undercover as far as your loved ones are concerned. Everyone, from the smallest to the grayest, will enjoy this wonderful, very family-friendly film, so bring it to them soon, very soon!

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