Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing, and soon he's ... See full summary »
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
Moose, the dog who plays Skip, is best known for playing Eddie in the sitcom Frasier (1993). He died of natural causes in June 2006. See more »
When Willie and Skip first go to the movies, there is a girl and two boys sitting on the front row. After the camera cuts to a different shot and then back, the two boys have been replaced by 2 more girls. See more »
In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded.
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Anybody who had a close friend during childhood who happened to be a canine should go for this one. Like most of the pooch films it was corny in spots, but at least Skip wasn't endowed with human intelligence. Of course, the mean men were around to cause trouble for the dog and boy; can't get by without them. Fun movie, but be sure to bring along a crying towel.
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