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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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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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Finished filming in less than a month. See more »

Goofs

When the referee grabs the basketball back from Buddy, it is covered in dog drool. He wipes it off with a hanky and it's still wet. In the next shot, he puts the hanky away and just as he's about to throw the basketball in the air, the dog drool has vanished and the basketball is dry. See more »

Quotes

[Josh comes into gymnasium late]
Coach Barker: Framm! You're late!
Josh Framm: I'm here to try out for the team.
Larry Willingham: [laughing] He can't try out. He's the water boy.
Larry Willingham: Framm! Where did you get that?
Josh Framm: It was in my locker.
Coach Barker: Well, it wasn't supposed to be.
Josh Framm: Would it be too much trouble if I tried out anyway?
Tom: Coach, just let him.
Coach Barker: All right, but if you slow down my tryout, I'm gonna have to pull you out.
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Written and Performed by Gilbert O'Sullivan
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Family movie
10 June 2001 | by (Maine, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie for younger kids despite some brief mild language. The dog playing basketball just doesn't make sense to me though. I could take the ball away from the dog and its not like he has the height advantage. If you have small kids they would enjoy it.


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