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My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 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 (72) »

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Every family needs an optimist.

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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

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Mi perro Skip  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,941 (USA) (16 January 2000)

Gross:

$34,099,640 (USA) (4 July 2000)
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Trivia

One of several movies where 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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The pimple on Ellen Morris's chin appears and disappears throughout the course of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Willie Morris: [writing a letter to Dink] How long does it take mail to get from here to Europe?
Ellen Morris: Where in Europe?
Willie Morris: Where Dink is, Foxhole in the south of France.
[Skip barks. Willie turns to Skip]
Willie Morris: Are you for Roosevelt, boy?
[Skip barks]
Willie Morris: What do you think about Hitler?
[Willie growls, and Skip growls ever fiercer]
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Connections

References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

There'll Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
Written by Joe Bushkin & John DeVries
Published by Barton Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Some Good 'Ole Southern Charm
11 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a bit of an unusual film: a modern-day movie made more for adults than kids but could be equally enjoyed by both. There are 9 "damns" and a few other profanities, but nothing earth-shaking.

It's simply the memoirs of Willie Morris, a southern boy who wound up as a famous writer and editor of Harper's Magazine. Being that magazine is pretty Liberal, you get Liberal slants in the movie (racial and anti-war sentiments) but nothing heavy-handed.

As a good story does, it makes you care about the characters, especially the lead one. In here it's "Willie" and his dog "Skip." Early shots of Skip growing up - measured in how he related to the toilet bowl - are funny. You also care about his parents and are glad when the dad (Kevin Bacon) softens his stance on things. As a guy, I appreciated just looking at Diane Lane. What a gorgeous face!

The cinematography is pure southern charm and looks great on DVD. It's not all sweetness. There are some angry moments and some sad ones, to be sure. In summary, however, a nice film.....pure and simple.


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