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My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 3 March 2000 (USA)
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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$34,099,640 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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One of a number of movies where actor Kevin Bacon has played a character who has been first named "Jack". In Frost/Nixon (2008) (Jack Brennan), in My Dog Skip (2000) (Jack Morris), in Apollo 13 (1995) (Jack Swigert), in A Few Good Men (1992) (Jack Ross), in Quicksilver (1986) (Jack Casey), and in Friday the 13th (1980), Jack. See more »

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When Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) is in the woods with his Dad Jack (Kevin Bacon) and Skip and they hear a gunshot from hunters, Jack pushes Willie down and says to take a knee while hollering to the hunters, "Hello! Over here at 3 o'clock!" Only problem is, they don't know which direction the hunters are facing, so they have no idea where they are in relation to the hunters. Saying "3 o'clock" is totally irrelevant, only the sound of their voice gives the hunters knowledge of their direction. See more »

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Willie Morris: You want to know how to throw a curve?
[Sammy nods]
Willie Morris: Dink's gonna show me how when he gets home.
Sammy: Who's Dink?
Willie Morris: Where are you from? Mars?
Sammy: Nope. Right across town over there.
Willie Morris: And you haven't heard of Dink Jenkins?
[Sammy shooks his head]
Willie Morris: He's only the best ballplayer anywhere around here. Ever.
Sammy: Well you haven't seen Waldo Grace.
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Tuxedo Junction
by William Johnson, Buddy Feyne, Erskine Hawkins, and Julian Dash
Performed by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra (as Gene Krupa and his Orchestra)
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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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