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My Dog Skip (2000)

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

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Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi perro Skip  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,941 (USA) (14 January 2000)


£223,222 (UK) (18 August 2000)

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Six Jack Russell terriers, including Moose and his son Enzo the Dog, played Skip. See more »


When the boys scrimmage with a football, Willie's jeans have an elastic waistband in back (at around 11 mins), which would not be possible during the wartime rubber shortage. In the 1930's lingerie began appearing with elastic, but it was unavailable during the war. See more »


Willie Morris: [grabs Junior and shakes him angrily] WHAT'D YOU DO TO HIM? THAT'S MY DOG! SKIP!
Junior Smalls: [grasps Willie] I told you to keep that damn mutt out of here.
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References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »


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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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