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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3 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Mi perro Skip  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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


£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 »


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 »


Narrator: I was an only child. He was an only dog.
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26 April 2004 | by (lima, new york) – See all my reviews

This movie sucked me in from the very beginning. I am a sucker for movies that depict childhood through the eyes of the child after they have become an adult. It is really about the powers of friendship and the rites of passage that mark our lives as we get older and move forward through life. Despite all the violence that permeates the movies, where the body count keeps going up, I was shaken when Willie strikes the dog during a baseball game. We all do things that we are ashamed of and this scene struck me as very realistic. In the end when Willie goes away to college and the dog is waiting at the bus stop for him, there is a permeating sadness that I occasionally feel when I think of things I loved that no longer exist. Damn movie made me cry.

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