5.1/10
13,493
33 user 35 critic

Air Bud (1997)

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 »

Writers:

(character "Air Bud"), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Director: Richard Martin
Stars: Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Tim Conway
Air Bud 3 (Video 2000)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A boy and his dog take on the world of soccer.

Director: Bill Bannerman
Stars: Kevin Zegers, Dale Midkiff, David Glyn-Jones
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Josh has gone to college and his little sister Andrea enlists their dog Buddy in her baseball team just as Buddy's puppies are kidnapped by Rocky the Raccoon.

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Jeffrey Ballard, Jay Brazeau, Jason Bryden
Air Bud: Spikes Back (Video 2003)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Disney serves up adventure with everyone's favorite golden retriever!

Director: Mike Southon
Stars: Darren J. Birch, Christopher Bishop, Tyler Boissonnault
Air Buddies (Video 2006)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When dad BUDDY and mom MOLLY are dognapped, their five adorable pups, the AIR BUDDIES, must save the day...

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Cascy Beddow, Jane Carr, Kelly Chapek
Snow Buddies (Video 2008)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race.

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Jim Belushi, Jimmy Bennett, Lothaire Bluteau
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Bernie, Louie, Mac
Space Buddies (Video 2009)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Disney's pups are back and take one small step for dog and one giant leap for dogkind.

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: F.T. Anderson, Diedrich Bader, Field Cate
Super Buddies (Video 2013)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Watch the fur fly as a new breed of superhero is born in Disneys fun-filled epic adventure. An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B- Dawg, Buddha ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Trey Loney, John Ratzenberger, Michael Teigen
Santa Buddies (Video 2009)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

At the North Pole, Father Christmas and his chief dog Santa Paws worry as the whole toys processing system is threatened by the weakening of its magical power source, the icicle drawing on ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Craig Anton, Andrew Astor, Charisse Baker
Treasure Buddies (Video 2012)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Disney invites you on a treasure-hunting adventure with the Buddies!

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Tucker Albrizzi, Adam Alexi-Malle, Tim Conway
Spooky Buddies (Video 2011)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The puppies go on a spooky adventure through a haunted mansion.

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Tucker Albrizzi, Diedrich Bader, Ameko Eks Mass Carroll
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Nicola Cavendish ...
...
Norman Browning ...
Stephen E. Miller ...
Shayn Solberg ...
Tom
Chris Turner ...
Christine Kennedy ...
...
Marion Dodd ...
Reporter (as Marian Dodd)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The dog is in the house. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's Air Bud  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,629,916 (USA) (12 December 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The basketball court, where Josh Framm started practicing, before becoming a Junior-High Timberwolf, was property of a vacant Catholic church building. The sign, (as evidence), on a board, that is still up appears as: with five lines. Top line, [W__C_ME was WELCOME]. 2nd Line, [_EEK AN_ YE SHALL ____] was [SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND]. 3rd line, [SU_D__ M_SS], was SUNDAY MASS. 4th line, [9.0_ was 9:00] and 4th line [10.3_ was 10:30]. See more »

Goofs

Before the final game, Josh is sitting on the bench in the locker room, and the coach is addressing the team. A towel is on Josh's lap, then around his neck, then on his lap in alternating shots of the same scene. See more »

Quotes

Judge Cranfield: By the powers vested in me, I award custody of the dog to Josh Framm.
[Bang his Gavel]
Judge Cranfield: Case closed. Thank God.
Norm Snively: You can't do that! That dog is my dog! I got pictures!
Judge Cranfield: Will somebody suppress that clown?
[the bailiff and the two police officers dragged the clown Norm Snively away and placed him under arrest. And the clown Norm Snively shouting]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nurse Jackie: Pill-O-Matix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Splish Splash
Written by Bobby Darin and Murray the 'K' (as Jean Murray)
Produced and Performed by Jimmy Z.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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?


21 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page