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

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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

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£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 »

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During the "opening day" baseball game, a close-up of the scoreboard shows the visiting team with 2 runs in the 3rd inning (at around 36 mins). When the scene switches to a longer view (at around 39 mins), the scoreboard shows the visiting team with only 1 run in the 3rd inning. See more »

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Willie Morris: Haven't seen you around much.
Dink: Yeah, I've been pretty busy.
Willie Morris: I'm playing some ball now, ya know.
Dink: Oh yeah? That's good.
Willie Morris: Yeah. Right. Well, see ya. Dink, It's opening day. That's what they call the first game of the season, and well, I was sort of wondering if... I was hoping that maybe... you might come.
Dink: Yeah, sure kid. That'd be fine.
Willie Morris: Really? Ok, great! Well, I better get on down there. See ya!
Dink: Thanks for picking my number.
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A family movie that the adults will probably appreciate even more than their kids
18 April 2000 | by (Bellevue, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely wonderful movie that's aimed for children, but will probably be even more loved by adults.

In 1942, a 10-year-old boy who is more intellectual than athletic and is constantly teased by others finds solace in the puppy given to him on his birthday. The dog helps him make friends and grow up.

That's the capsule of the plot. This movie is much more than that. The acting all around is excellent, but special credit must be given to Frankie Munoz (as the boy) and Moose, the dog from "Frasier" as...the dog.

"My Dog Skip" does a wonderful job of showing all of the joys and agonies of changing from a child into a young adult. It's hard not to recognize yourself in the episodes.

While this movie is sentimental, it's not played for sentimentality. That's much of why it works so well. You won't feel like you're being manipulated as you watch.

Be forwarned: some of the scenes might be rather intense for children under the age of seven. You, as an adult, will probably want to bring along some hankies. >


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