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Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)

Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

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Jackie Framm
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Dr. Patrick Sullivan
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Coach Fanelli
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Andrea Framm
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Goose
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Juan (as Shahri Khademi)
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Now in the 8th Grade, Josh discovers he has a great throwing arm and tries out for his school football team. It is then soon discovered that his dog, Buddy, can also make impossible catches, and the two become an unstoppable force. However, an evil duo of Russian circus-managers attempt to kidnap Buddy and use him as their main attraction, while the Timberwolves make it to the championship. Can Josh save Buddy before the big game? Written by Zac Abrams

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It's not whether you win or lose...It's where you bury the ball. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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14 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Air Bud 2  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,603,726, 16 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,215,386, 18 October 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Six dogs played Bud. See more »

Goofs

When Josh brings in Buddy and suggests he play for the football team, he calls him their new "wide receptor." The position is "wide receiver." See more »

Quotes

Popov: We're Russians! We demand you take us to the Russian imbecile!
Natalya: It's "Embassy," imbecile!
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Connections

Followed by Santa Buddies (2009) See more »

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One Moment
Performed by Melinda Lindner
Music and Lyrics by Brahm Wenger
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Loved it.
13 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

You'll cry, you'll laugh, you'll smile and you'll scream! - it has to be an animal movie! You'll love Buddy, you'll love the story, Jesus Christ, you'll love the whole entire movie!!

I don't know why people didn't enjoy this film = it is excellent! Give me one good reason why you should hate it.

Well, there is this kid, right, and he is new to the town and he loves basketball. And he has just found a dog with the same interests and they are on their way to Basketball Champz!! But is that okay with the mean circus owner? Nuh-uh!!

You'll love this. My rating : 9/10.


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