A pizza delivery boy receives superhuman strength upon ingesting a genetically altered tomato. He must battle a corporation that is trying to steal his powers in order to save both the world and the girl of his dreams.
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
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 »
[grabs Junior and shakes him angrily]
WHAT'D YOU DO TO HIM? THAT'S MY DOG! SKIP!
I told you to keep that damn mutt out of here.
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I'm a 36-year-old man, and this movie made me cry big time.
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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