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Air Bud (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  1 August 1997 (USA)
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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his ... See full summary »

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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated. Written by <BReid@proedit.com>

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,878,632 (USA) (1 August 1997)

Gross:

$24,629,916 (USA) (12 December 1997)
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Jackie Framm's automobile license tag is TFJ - 453, seen for a split second at 0:06:12. See more »

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Before Norm chases Buddy and the kid, he slips in the mud. When he climbs into his truck immediately afterwards, his back is dry and free of mud. See more »

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[first lines]
Norm Snively: [after seeing a tear in his shirt] Oh, darn it!
[dresses Buddy; of a newspaper]
Norm Snively: Okay, mutt, show time! Okay, come here. Hold it. Hold it. Do not make me use this, Okay?
[rings doorbell; it opens]
Norm Snively: Hi, Clown and the Hound!
[entering]
Norm Snively: Ow!
[chuckling]
Norm Snively: Okay, kids, it's "Happy Slappy Time!" All right now, we'll start off with a little plate-spinnin', okay?
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Even the parents will like it
28 September 2003 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

Since most kids' movies are horrible, parents dread having to sit through them alongside their children. But this is harmless, feel-good fun that even a parent can stomach. It's a tad unbelievable, and some stunts are all too convenient, but so what? We can all suspend a certain amount of disbelief and enjoy a movie, right?


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