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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)

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$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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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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Narrator: I almost lost old Skip that day. Even as he was sleeping on the operating table, he was still teaching me. That day, I became a young man. Why, in childhood and youth, we wish time to pass so quickly. We want to grow up so fast. Yet, as adults, we wish just the opposite.
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Old Yazoo
Written by Fats Waller
Performed by The Boswell 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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