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A Dog of Flanders (1999)

PG | | Family, Drama | 27 August 1999 (USA)
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Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of ... See full summary »

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Anna
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William
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Cogez
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Aloise (as Farren Monét)
Antje de Boeck ...
Millie (as Antje De Boeck)
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Young Aloise (as Madyline Sweeten)
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Mary Daas (as Deborah Pollit)
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Peter Paul Rubens (as Dirk Lavrysen)
Michel Vanderlinden ...
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Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large sturdy dog native to Flanders) and adopt it and nurse it back to health, naming it Patrasche, the middle name of Nello's mother Mary, who died when Nello was very young. Nello's mother was a talented artist, and like his mother, he delights in drawing, and his friend Aloise is his model and greatest fan and supporter. Written by Martin Lewison <mlewison@utk.edu>

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It's not where you come from. It's where you're going.

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Rated PG for one scene of mild violence, mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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27 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Força de Um Sonho  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$807,873 (USA) (27 August 1999)

Gross:

$2,148,212 (USA) (24 September 1999)
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Jack Warden replaced Jason Robards. See more »

Goofs

Just before we see the traveling circus camp, Eloise's hair has braids in it. They disappear after she gets up and makes her way to the camp. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas Cogez: [calling out] Aloise! Aloise! Aloise! Answer me! Aloise!
[Aloise wakes up at the circus grounds, Nicholas spots her and runs up to her]
Nicholas Cogez: Oh thank God!
[he hugs her]
Aloise: [as she hugs her father] I'm sorry, Papa. I fell asleep.
Nello: Master Cogez it was all my fault. I wanted to paint her picture...
Nicholas Cogez: Do you have even idea how worried we've been, Nello? That's all that matters. If you have any idea.
[Nello hands him the picture]
Aloise: Papa, you know it was my fault!
Nicholas Cogez: I'll deal with you later. There's one thing I want you...
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Version of The Dog of Flanders (1997) See more »

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Cheer up Charlie
Taradam Music, Inc. Copyright 1971
Written by Anthony Newley (as Anthony Newly) and Leslie Bricusse
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21 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is wonderful, and very well-cast. I am so pleased to have the DVD. I originally had hoped to obtain the 1940's classic, starring Donald Crisp, and still hope to, in future. However, this 1999 version is great. Jon Voight is a favorite, as is Jack Warden. The fact that it is filmed entirely on location, in Flanders, is a plus, as well. It just proves that remakes of movies are sometimes just as good, if not better than, the original. And this is the case, with A Dog of Flanders. I have been to Belgium (Brussels, and Brugge), but not Flanders. Perhaps one day, I will have that pleasure. I have never before seen a Bouvier dog, and am very impressed with that breed of dog. At the end of the movie it says that Bouviers are not for everyone-I wonder why that is? I would be anxious for an explanation of that statement. Thank you, Linda Huthmaker, Torrance, California


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