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Release Date:
14 March 1980 (USA) See more »
The adventures of Boomer, a stray dog who travels the country helping those in trouble. Full summary »
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Johnny the Dog ... Boomer (1980-1982) (10 episodes, 1980)

Series Directed by
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Larry Stewart (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Larry Elikann (2 episodes, 1980)
Claudio Guzmán (2 episodes, 1980)
Series Writing credits
Don Balluck (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
A.C. Lyles (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Diana Bell Tokatyan (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Leon Tokatyan (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Terry Hart (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Edward Pomerantz (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Carolyn Handler Miller (2 episodes, 1980)
Carole Raschella (2 episodes, 1980)
Michael Raschella (2 episodes, 1980)
Daryl Warner (2 episodes, 1980)
Bill Daley (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
A.C. Lyles .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Fran Sears .... producer (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Daniel Wilson .... executive producer / supervising producer (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Original Music by
David Michael Frank (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach Jr. (1 episode, 1980)
Bradley B. Six (1 episode, 1981)
Series Film Editing by
Gerard Wilson (1 episode, 1980)
Series Art Direction by
Kirk Axtell (1 episode, 1980)
Series Art Department
Bob Skemp .... greensman (10 episodes, 1980)
Series Sound Department
Richard Van Dyke .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Fuca .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Sherrie Sanet .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1980)
Series Music Department
Edward Leonetti .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1981)
Zoey Wilson .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1981)
Series Other crew
Martha Manor .... stand-in (10 episodes, 1980)

Ray Berwick .... dog trainer (unknown episodes)
Carole Raschella .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Bryan Renfro .... dog trainer (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Johnny, who played Boomer in this series, also played a dog named Boomer in "The Red Hand Gang" (1977).See more »
Movie Connections:
References A Christmas for Boomer (1979) (TV)See more »


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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful show for people of all ages, 1 July 2004
Author: matlock-6 from Chicago, IL

I adored this show when I was a little kid. Contrary to the review by "Robert Morgan", I recall that Boomer didn't look anything like Benji, but was actually a rather large, shaggy mongrel. I clearly remember an intro/opening credits with this large dog placing mail in a mailbox and raising the red "collect" flag on the side, and a Benji sized dog couldn't do that. I was 6 years old when the show was on though, so it's possible I've forgotten.

This show did borrow the premise of Benji (which I also loved), involving a very bright dog who goes around helping people. It capitalized on the popularity of "smarter than the average dog" shows, and was great for parents to watch with their children, to learn about compassion and humanize animals a little bit, hopefully teaching children that animals deserve our respect and love.

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