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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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mississippi | dog | veteran | puppy | 1940s | See All (73) »


Every family needs an optimist.


Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some violent content and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi perro Skip  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$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 »


Dink's letters home talk of being in France, yet the Allied invasion did not take place until 1944. See more »


[Referring to the leg Jack lost in combat]
Willie Morris: Does it ever itch or hurt, like it's still there?
Jack Morris: Yes, it hurts.
Willie Morris: But they gave you a medal for it, didn't they?
Jack Morris: I'd rather have the leg.
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Heartwarming heartbreaker
28 November 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

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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