Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  8 March 1996 (USA)
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Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chance (voice)
Sassy (voice)
Shadow (voice)
Al Michaels ...
Sparky Michaels (voice)
Lucky Lasorda (voice)
Trixie Uecker (voice)
French Poodle (voice)
Ashcan (voice)
Pete (voice)
Riley (voice)
Delilah (voice)
Sledge (voice) (as Tisha Campbell)
Bando (voice)
Spike (voice)
Stokey (voice)


Shadow, Sassy and Chance are back! It's been three years since their trek through the woods and over the mountains. Now the family lives in San Fransisco and they're taking a vacation in Canada. Only problem, the pets escape from the airport while being put in the cargo area of the plane. Now their family is in Canada and the pets are all alone in San Fransisco. They meet scruffy bully dogs and a gang of rebel dogs all abandoned and have started their own group. Also looking for them is a "Blood Red Van" driven by bumbling dog catchers. Also Chance meets a girl dog and it's love at first bite. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Your favorite talking animals are back!


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8 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco  »

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$597,273 (USA) (26 July 1996)


$49,142,277 (USA)

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Chance was portrayed by an American Bulldog in the first film and in this sequel he is called an American Bulldog, this wasn't true. In this film, Chance is now portrayed by an American Pit Bull Terrier, this is because Chance's face was more mushed in in the first film and in this sequel Chance's face appears longer. American Bulldogs have mushed in faces, Pitbulls don't. See more »


When Chance and Delilah are walking down a sidewalk, the spots on Chance's head changes as he hits his head on a red fire hydrant, revealing it to be a stunt double. See more »


Chance: This is the city. Only the strong survive.
Sassy: Oh, then you're a goner.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »


I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Written by George Cory (as George C. Cory, Jr.) & Douglass Cross (as Douglas Cross)
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A surprisingly good sequel.
31 December 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Lacking the beauty, charm and teamwork of the original film (the remake) this sequel makes up in adventure and romance! This one is probably slightly funnier, with another good adventure and almost as much proof as the last one that dogs really are man's best friend.

However, this sequel has its flaws, as in things about the film that don't completely make sense if you have watched the first film. For example, in the first film Chance learnt how to be a faithful and kind dog to Jamie, but in this it seem's he's even sillier. Another one of these flaws is that he explains in the first film that he lived on the streets and now Shadow is talking about how he can't live on the streets and he doesn't know how to. WHAT!?

Otherwise, an incredibly good sequel, with romance, adventure and charm, but just doesn't have the emotion that made the original film so special and captivating.

Chance's, Sassy's and Shadow's owners are going on a camping trip and taking the dogs with them. However, Chance, like in the last film, becomes incredibly confused with the situation and escapes out of his dog box before all three of them are loaded onto the plane. That means they are lost in San Francisco, while the humans go off without them! What can they do?

Recommended to people who liked the first film, people who were disappointed that there was no romance in the first film and just people who like dogs!

Enjoy "Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco"!

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