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Lost & Found (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 April 1999 (USA)
In order to impress his beautiful French neighbor, Dylan Ramsey dognaps her pet pooch so he can return him and become a hero. Unfortunately, things do not work out as planned.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Chang ...
Restaurant Patron #2
Neal MacMillan ...
Restaurant Patron #1
Turtle ...
Mark Gildewell
Lloyd Garroway ...
Coby ...
Mrs. Stubblefield
Natalie Barish ...
Mrs. Elderly Couple


A comedy about finding your true love at any price. Dylan Ramsey resorts to snatching his beautiful neighbor's dog so he can spend time with her while they go on a phantom dog hunt. Succeeding in his plan, Dylan goes to return the pooch, only to discover that it has hidden Dylan's best friend's diamond ring. Written by WARNER BROS.

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One of these dogs must be Spade. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Une fille qui a du chien  »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,024,709, 25 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,545,360, 13 June 1999
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The dog is a Norwich Terrier. See more »


When Dylan and Lila break into the club ("a little B & E"), the door is clearly marked PULL, but they push the door to gain entrance. See more »


Lila: You know what they say about cello players- they like to do it in a chair with their legs spread wide.
Dylan: Ma'am, we have a dog in our presence!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, cast members dance around and lip synch to "Groove is in the Heart", by Dee-Lite. See more »


References Single White Female (1992) See more »


Runnin' with the Devil
Written by Edward Van Halen (as Eddie Van Halen), Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony
Performed by Van Halen
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Really Worthless Experience!
18 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I always knew that David Spade could not hold a film by himself. "Lost & Found" is a movie that proves it. At least when he was in movies such as "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep", we were provided with a few laughs by Chris Farley. The duo together were occasionally funny as well. David Spade hasn't changed in "Lost & Found"; he just hasn't got someone at his side to make fun of his sarcasm and the result is a movie that is completely unfunny, boring, and pointless. It was difficult to not get up and walk out.

The story (if you can call it that!) revolves around Spade's character as a restaurant owner who has been dumped by his stripper girl-friend, Ginger and is in desperate search for love. Ohhh, how sweet!!!! He becomes interested in a French cello player who lives in his building and big surprise; he ends up having to compete with her dog for attention, so he kidnaps it hoping that he will receive more attention from her as a result. What an original idea! Ha!

Throughout the movie, I found myself thinking about Robert Altman's wonderful movie, "The Player", which illustrates how many Hollywood films get produced. When someone approaches a producer with an idea, coherent stories are not communicated, but pitches of ideas, which are almost always based on previous films. I could just picture a group of executives sitting around a table pitching ideas for "Lost & Found". "Its going to be 'Something about Mary' meets 'Tommy Boy". "We need a screwball main character, kind of a nerdy type who of course is just dumped by his girlfriend". "We need a sexy replacement (a beautiful French Cello player being perfect". "There has to be some kind of struggle, perhaps with an ex boyfriend who is also a musician". "Oh yeah, and we can't forget the dog, audiences always love a dog". This is the kind of pitching that goes around the big Hollywood studios, reinforcing movie cliches that we see over and over again.

Well, I'm afraid I don't know what else I could possibly comment on. Please, just do not see this movie, it is a complete waste of time, money and and hour and a half of enjoyment. I can not even see fans of David Spade enjoying "Lost & Found". I saw it at a screening with a couple of friends who like David Spade's sarcastic sense of humor, and even they loathed this movie.

1/2* out of ****

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