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

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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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One of Willie's friends in the movie is named Spit McGee. This was also the name of one of Willie's cats as an adult, and his life is featured in the book "My Cat Spit McGee". See more »

Goofs

In the prologue of the movie, look carefully at the German helmet on the shelf in Willie's bedroom. It is actually a modified Spanish helmet. German and Spanish helmets are the exact same shape and size but the Spanish version has extra rivets on the outer shell and a totally different liner. See more »

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Willie Morris: Canine 4-F! I can't believe it! He obeys orders really well, I know.
[Willie, Rivers and Skip start walking]
Willie Morris: And he can do all those tricks. I don't know what got into him.
Rivers Applewhite: Maybe he just got scared.
Willie Morris: You're saying my dog's a chicken?
Rivers Applewhite: No, I'm not saying your dog's chicken. I'm just saying maybe he might got scared.
[a car horn horns]
Mrs. Jenkins: Dink's coming home, Willie! Dink's coming home! My boy's coming home!
Willie MorrisRivers Applewhite: [jump excitedly] Yes, Dink's coming!
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Chasing Shadows
Written by Benny Davis, Abner Silver
Performed by Louis Prima
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Heartwarming heartbreaker
28 November 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Anybody who had a close friend during childhood who happened to be a canine should go for this one. Like most of the pooch films it was corny in spots, but at least Skip wasn't endowed with human intelligence. Of course, the mean men were around to cause trouble for the dog and boy; can't get by without them. Fun movie, but be sure to bring along a crying towel.


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