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My Dog Skip (2000)

 -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  3 March 2000 (USA)
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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 | puppy | 1940s | flashback | See more »

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Every family needs an optimist.

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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£62,577 (UK) (11 August 2000)

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£223,222 (UK) (18 August 2000)
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The movie took place in Yazoo, Mississippi. Residents of Yazoo had the opportunity to purchase special "My Dog Skip" t-shirts. See more »

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

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Junior Smalls: [Millard throws a wine bottle at Willie, but Willie dodges. Millard giggles] Listen to me, you little worm. You tell anybody about where we're hiding here this bust-head, you'll wake up to find a dead pooch on your porch.
[spits, puts his cigarette in his mouth and shows Willie his wallet]
Junior Smalls: See, I've been needing me a new billfold.
[takes his cigarette off his mouth]
Junior Smalls: I think one made out of genuine dog-hide would be right slick.
[Millard imitates a weak dog's moan to tease Willie]
Junior Smalls: Now you look like ...
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There'll Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin
Written by Joe Bushkin, John DeVries
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
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A family movie that the adults will probably appreciate even more than their kids
18 April 2000 | by (Bellevue, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely wonderful movie that's aimed for children, but will probably be even more loved by adults.

In 1942, a 10-year-old boy who is more intellectual than athletic and is constantly teased by others finds solace in the puppy given to him on his birthday. The dog helps him make friends and grow up.

That's the capsule of the plot. This movie is much more than that. The acting all around is excellent, but special credit must be given to Frankie Munoz (as the boy) and Moose, the dog from "Frasier" as...the dog.

"My Dog Skip" does a wonderful job of showing all of the joys and agonies of changing from a child into a young adult. It's hard not to recognize yourself in the episodes.

While this movie is sentimental, it's not played for sentimentality. That's much of why it works so well. You won't feel like you're being manipulated as you watch.

Be forwarned: some of the scenes might be rather intense for children under the age of seven. You, as an adult, will probably want to bring along some hankies. >


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