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Doctor Dolittle (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 26 June 1998 (USA)
A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

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Dr. John Dolittle has the world in his hands: A beautiful wife at his side, two adorable daughters and a career that could not go better. One night, he nearly runs over a dog with his car. The dog yells "bonehead" and disappears. From then on, his childhood ability is back: To communicate with animals. Unfortunately, the word of Dolittle's ability is spreading quickly. Soon, many animals from rat to horse flock to his place to get medical advice. But his colleagues suspect he's going mad, and as the clinic Dolittle used to work for is about to being taken over for a huge amount of money, many decisions have to be made. Believe him? Put him into a mental institution? Sell the clinic? But also his family is close to breaking apart. Until a circus tiger falls seriously ill. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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$71,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,014,324 (USA) (26 June 1998)

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$144,156,464 (USA) (8 January 1999)
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The novelization of this movie contains eight pages of full-color photographs from the film in which actors' names were added to the characters they played. However, on their pictures, it's said the tiger is voiced by Martin Lawrence instead of Albert Brook, and Lisa Dolittle is played by Corrine Boucher instead of Kristen Wilson. Lawrence worked with Murphy on Boomerang (1992), and would be co-stars with Murphy in Life (1999), a movie released the year after. See more »

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When John puts Rodney back on the table after the tiger tries to eat him, Rodney is a different guinea pig. See more »

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Lucky: [narrating] You know, they say the great thing about being a kid is, it's so easy to pretend. You can have a conversation with your dog or a baseball or a banana. Well, what if wasn't pretend? What if you could have a conversation. I mean, not with a baseball or a banana - that's ridiculous, but - but with your dog?
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A Funny but yet corny film
12 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dr. Dolittle was funny. It made some jokes that really made me laugh but others I was like kind of confused from. There are corny little jokes though. Like Lucky the dog and those little mice or rats or whatever were kind of corny or just had corny lines. I did like them though, they were pretty funny. I actually liked the mice better in the second one. Eddie Murphy was good in it, not his best but was definitely worth starrring in it. I don't think anyone could've played his part any better than he could, well maybe Bill Murray could've been a Dr. Doliitle but I already liked those characters. The old sister that's in That's So Raven is very pretty. A good film to look at.

7/10


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