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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 »

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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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$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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Trivia

Josh's Dad and Jackie's late husband's name is Andy Framm (seen for just a split-second at 0:39:20 on a cardboard box containing basketball cards). See more »

Goofs

The happy face that Josh draws on Bud's cardboard doghouse changes appearance right after he finishes drawing it. See more »

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Principal Pepper: May I have your attention, please? Uh, we have a real treat for you folks. I'd like you to all welcome our own guard, Josh Framm. And the new mascot, for the Timberwolves basketball team, Air-Bud!
Melissa: Great.
[Josh brings Buddy to the basketball rim, tosses a basketball to get Buddy pop up and through the net. Buddy was not ready, the audience laughs while teammate Timberwolves lightly moan]
Josh Framm: [sighs] Let's go. Let's go. Come on, I'm just playing. Yeah, good boy. Just, like we always do. You already ...
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Written and Performed by Gilbert O'Sullivan
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4 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie, as an owner now of 4 dogs, and as a kid when I had a dog ,, I used to share lunch with the dog,, talk to him/her... play all the things kids do with dogs.. this movie just rocks.. I so hated buddy's first owner,, the stupid clown,, oh so happy when the kid decides to take action against the clown. as far as a dog playing basketball I actually wouldn't put it past an actual real life dog to do it being properly trained and all, the only thing I feel that's a little far fetched is the poor dog wearing those tiny dog slippers tell me how a golden retriever is gonna run up and down the basketball court in sneakers,, but other than that I really just loved this movie,, it's a movie for all ages 9-99. enjoy folks.


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