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 ...
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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
Buddy sadly passed away a year after filming this movie. He died from cancer at the age of 10 in 1998 See more »
When Josh sadly sets Buddy free in the forest, he is wearing a black baseball cap, but earlier when Josh saves Buddy from Snively and during the chase, he has no hat on. See more »
Musical Band Teacher (cameo):
[Josh is trying to play a trombone]
No, no, no. Don't blow so hard.
[Josh blows his trombone softer]
Musical Band Teacher (cameo):
Okay, blow a little harder.
[Josh then blows the trombone's slide completely out; it falls to the ground, then other classmates and band members laugh at him]
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This movie is undemanding fun. while it's refreshing to see a film that does not rely on -or even use- computer-generated effects, the set-up is that the guy, Michael Jeter, is shown to be a baddie because of his treatment of the dog as his co-star in his crummy clown show. As an audience we must share complicity in this, as 'Buddy' performs for our entertainment, and that dog (and his two doubles) really do score those baskets. But, all political correctness aside, the movie is enjoyable enough. Underused though is the excellent Brendan Fletcher as the 'bad kid'.
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