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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3 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Mi perro Skip  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

£223,222 (UK) (18 August 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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Dink is shown leaving for the war in 1942 wearing the insignia of the U.S. 65th Infantry Division, and later writes home from France. The 65th Division was a Pennsylvania unit, and did not deploy overseas until January 1945 and was not in combat until March 1945. See more »

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Dink: You bawling like a big baby 'cause you lost that ball game?
Willie Morris: What do you know about it? You didn't come you big liar. Leave me alone.
Dink: That's how it is, isn't it? You're a hero today, and then you're a goat tomorrow. Now I didn't come because games don't mean nothing to me anymore.
Willie Morris: It's not the game. It's Skip. He's gone for good.
Dink: For good? Now how do you know that? You some kind of fortune teller?
Willie Morris: I got mad at him and I hit him. And he ran away. Just like you ran away. Skip was never afraid of ...
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I'm a 36-year-old man, and this movie made me cry big time.
4 June 2003 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews



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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