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My Dog Skip (2000)

 -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  3 March 2000 (USA)
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A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

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A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris. Written by Stephen Hughes

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Every family needs an optimist.

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Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some violent content and mild language | See all certifications »

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3 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Mi perro Skip  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£62,577 (UK) (11 August 2000)

Gross:

£223,222 (UK) (18 August 2000)
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Director Jay Russell wanted a smooth haired fox terrier to play Skip, the same breed as the original Skip, but he wasn't able to find trained ones. Early in preproduction, he used a dog with no acting experience for a shoot of second unit type footage and quickly found difficulty in doing even basic things, like keeping the dog in the frame. He concluded they needed dogs trained in acting, so similar looking Jack Russell terriers were used (at 07:00 in the director's commentary). See more »

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The black sports star is shown shooting a basketball jump shot, which had not been invented in 1942. See more »

Quotes

Junior Smalls: [Dink arrives the wine storage] I bet it ain't old Dink. Hey, need a jar of hooch, buddy? Millard, fetch a pint for Dink.
Dink: Listen, you boys need to get on out of here.
Junior Smalls: [turns to Willie] This your buddy? You know how much he and that mongrel cost us tonight?
Dink: I said you need to get out of here.
Junior Smalls: Hey Millard, listen to who's talking? Mr. Hitler's best friend.
[Millard teases Dink, and Junior takes a shovel]
Junior Smalls: And I think it's you who better get out of here.
Dink: [...]
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References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »

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Lullaby of Broadway
Written by Al Dubin, Harry Warren
Performed by Richard Himber & His Orchestra
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I'm a 36-year-old man, and this movie made me cry big time.
4 June 2003 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews



Folks, this movie knocked me for a tear-jerking loop when I first saw it, and it knocked me again just now (as it aired on TNT). I had a dog exactly like Skip, and growing up, I was a lot like Willie. The movie will hit incredibly close to home for anyone who loves dogs or who had a close relationship with a dog in his or her childhood.

The movie's beginning and its ending are its best moments. In between, the movie carries along pretty well. I dare say, the last five minutes are absolutely some of the most powerful moments any dog lover may ever see in a movie.


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