MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 16,263 this week

My Ghost Dog (1997)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Family, Fantasy
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 167 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Dog's ghost returns to help boy win a custody battle, fight bullies and find his loving but shy step-dad a nice girlfriend.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5 titles
created 09 Nov 2011
 
a list of 366 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
a list of 5996 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 4229 titles
created 17 Nov 2013
 
a list of 108 titles
created 22 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "My Ghost Dog" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Ghost Dog (TV Movie 1997)

My Ghost Dog (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Ghost Dog.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Invisible Dad (Video 1998)
Family | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Doug Baily's father is weird, but a strange machine in the garage now makes him invisible too. Its a roller coaster ride of fun and hijinks as Doug tries to turn his invisible dad back to ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Karen Black, Charles Dierkop, Daran Norris
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

It's Chad Sheppard's birthday and he's in for a big surprise! His best friend, Abner, a big furry Sheepdog can suddenly vanish into thin air and can talk too! But Chad already has enough ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: David DeLuise, David Chokachi, Daniel Zykov
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Justin and his uncle find X-ray goggles misplaced by an evil crime ring. The criminals kidnap Justin, his uncle, and the Feds and Justin has to rescue everybody.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Robert Carradine, Justin Berfield, Diane Salinger
Angel Dog (2011)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This heartwarming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Nations
Stars: Jon Michael Davis, Farah White, Richard Dillard
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This is a family comedy with an anti-bullying theme. When a new kid named Cory moves to town, he's picked on by the school bullies. To protect himself, he doesn't use his fists-he uses his ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Bilitch
Stars: Amy Lyndon, Kim Hamilton, Dan Glenn
Mom, Can I Keep Her? (Video 1998)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Timmy Blair has the usual twelve-year old's share of problems: his father is too busy at work, his new stepmother loads him with chores, and school life is as difficult as ever. When a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Gil Gerard, Kevin Dobson, Alana Stewart
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Chris has just moved to the East Coast, and already his workaholic father is encouraging him to make new friends. Luckily football (soccer) practice is starting up, and Chris meets a few ... See full summary »

Director: Justin G. Dyck
Stars: Jacob Horsley, Daphne Zuniga, Ry Barrett
Step Dogs (2013)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When a pampered Hollywood pooch is sent up to North to live with a wise cracking farm-mutt, all leashes are off.

Director: Geoff Anderson
Stars: Dylan Schmid, Eliana Jones, Joris Jarsky
Vampire Dog (2012)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A boy unwittingly adopts a 600 year old talking vampire dog and soon discovers that when they face their fears they can do anything.

Director: Geoff Anderson
Stars: Collin MacKechnie, Julia Sarah Stone, Amy Matysio
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When a divorced mom tries to start dating again, her kids and her dog set out to sabotage the dates. They are successful until her high school sweetheart shows up and he's onto them and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Rocha
Stars: Alana Baer, Taisha Monique Clark, Melody Cohen
Monster Mutt (2011)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

The Taylor's family dog, Max, is kidnapped by the evil Sirus Caldwell, (Zack Ward) CEO of mega corporation Envigormax, to be used as a test subject for a new super energy drink. When trials... See full summary »

Director: Todd Tucker
Stars: Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Bart Johnson, Billy Unger
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

When Eric and Marsha break off their long-term relationship, journalist Eric is able to weather it pretty well. He still has his long time canine companion Gabe, and his boss, Ms Andrews, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Brian Krause, Boti Bliss, Linden Ashby
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Milbrook ...
Chet
Bryan Mendez ...
Toby
...
Phoebe
Sarah Tinnon ...
Sam
...
Vito
Kate Doughan ...
Aunt Violet
John Ermin ...
Harry
...
Larry
...
Peter Avelino
J.C. Richards ...
Officer Nelson
Sharon Alsina ...
Greta
T.L. Brooke ...
Wanda
Robert Lepucki ...
Goatee Waiter
Michael Pizzuto ...
Spit take guy
...
Guy Who Killed Lucky / 'Pasta Talk' Host (as Jake)
Edit

Storyline

Dog's ghost returns to help boy win a custody battle, fight bullies and find his loving but shy step-dad a nice girlfriend.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A bark from beyond

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

My Magic Dog  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Toby: Excuse me, sir. What do you and your wife talk about?
Goatee Waiter: About the ever-widening socioeconomic chasm that exists between the classes in this country.
Toby: Could you say that again?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Cross Dresser: Ed Wood See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

When will they stop taking kids for retards?
28 October 2003 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Once again this film is a great example how adults take kids for complete idiots. This is the story of a 12-year old who has lost his dog and goes to find the robbers who killed Lucky by accident. It would have been more convincing if he had been 8 to 10.. not 12. 12 is when you start Junior High School and you are supposed to be just a little bit more mature than this. But if we continue to infantilise our youths, of course it makes a society of idiots like the one we are living in now!

Also, the casting was awful, Russ Tamblyn (who I loved in Twin Peaks) can't maintain the Italian accent for more than two consecutive words. Every character is so exaggerated, even a toddler will find it too much. Aunt Violet was based so much on Cruella Deville (101 Dalmatians) that it's almost plagiarized!

This really feels like a movie some man has decided to shoot using his friends and family as actors. But it's not even as bad as to be considered funny.

The plot itself is thin. We've seen I don't know how many times films about kids playing detectives.. why try making yet another one and as badly as this one?

Do us all a favour and don't show this to your kids, it's an insult to their intelligence.


9 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
wanna show your kids somthin scary? Sunset91
Watching on Hulu imdba1
Discuss My Ghost Dog (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?