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Air Bud 3 -- In this second heartwarming and hilarious sequel to the popular favorite, Air Bud masters two new starring roles: soccer player and fatherhood. Loaded with laughs and cool soccer action, Buddy teams up alongside U.S. women's soccer greats.
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Writers (WGA):
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A boy and his dog take on the world of soccer. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kevin Zegers ... Josh Framm

Dale Midkiff ... Patrick
David Glyn-Jones ... Minister

Caitlin Wachs ... Andrea Framm

Chilton Crane ... Jackie Framm
Chantal Strand ... Tammy
Brodie Biles ... Boy at Wedding

Martin Ferrero ... Snerbert
Duncan Regehr ... Geoffrey Putter
Don McMillan ... Webster
Brittany Paige Bouck ... Emma Putter
Patricia Idlette ... Mrs. Brimstone

Shayn Solberg ... Tom
Julie Patzwald ... Kate
Shane Vajda ... Moose

Miguel Sandoval ... Coach Montoya
Levi James ... Sam Drake
Chris Wilding ... Mike

Jay Brazeau ... Referee #1

Frank C. Turner ... Referee #2
Tom Shorthouse ... Old Man

Fred Keating ... Coach Sterns

Mark Pawson ... Assistant Coach

Jeremy Guilbaut ... Steve Stearns
Eric Hui ... Spartans Player
Nick Misura ... Janitor
Briana Scurry ... Herself
Scott Watson ... Announcer Brad
Kelly Herron ... Announcer Ted
Dave Cameron ... World Cup Announcer #1
Paul Carson ... World Cup Announcer #2

Brandi Chastain ... Herself
Tisha Venturini ... Herself
Dakota ... Buddy
Walker ... Buddy
Shooter ... Buddy
Tango ... Buddy
Poacher ... Buddy
Emma ... Molly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Deakins ... Mother (uncredited)

Molly Hagan ... Coach Crenshaw (uncredited)

Alexander Ludwig ... Actor (uncredited)
Peter Madsen ... World Cup International Coach (uncredited)
Emma Marof ... Baby Noah (uncredited)
Hannah Marof ... Baby Noah (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Bannerman 
Writing credits
Kevin DiCicco (character "Air Bud")

Mick Whiting (written by) and
Robert Vince (written by) &
Anne Vince (written by)

Paul Tamasy (characters) &
Aaron Mendelsohn (characters)

Produced by
Richard Bullock .... line producer
Ian Fodie .... producer
Michael Strange .... executive producer
Anne Vince .... executive producer
Robert Vince .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brahm Wenger 
Cinematography by
Cyrus Block 
Film Editing by
Kelly Herron 
Lara Mazur 
Casting by
Lorna Johnson 
Ellie Kanner 
Production Design by
Carmi Gallo 
Art Direction by
Norma Rodgers 
Set Decoration by
James Willcock 
Costume Design by
Kate Healey 
Makeup Department
Emanuela Daus .... key makeup artist: second unit
Rebeccah Delchambre .... assistant makeup artist
Christie Dillabough .... first assistant makeup artist
Tanya Hudson .... hair stylist: additional photography
Simon Karpowicz .... assistant hair stylist
Rebecca Lee .... second assistant makeup artist
James Dean Patten .... assistant hair stylist
Dean Ryan .... key hair stylist
Lisa Waddell .... makeup department head
Vince Yoshida .... fabricator (uncredited)
Production Management
Ian Birkett .... unit manager
Richard Bullock .... production manager
Anna McRoberts .... production supervisor: additional photography (as Anna-Maria McRoberts)
Joel Segal .... executive in charge of production
Scott Watson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marina Alstad .... trainee assistant director: second unit
Scott J. Ateah .... second unit director
Keith Giesbrecht .... trainee assistant director: additional photography
Eddy Hardy .... third assistant director
David Massar .... first assistant director: second unit
Nicole McKay .... second assistant director: second unit
Jordan Roberts .... second assistant director
Tanis Roese .... trainee assistant director
Drew Taylor .... third assistant director: second unit
Josh Skye .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jen Ball .... on-set dresser
Paul Bigham .... lead greensperson
Mark Black .... assistant property master
Clint Bolton .... property master: additional photography
Doris Deutschmann .... assistant art director
La Vonne Girard .... props buyer
Ira Hanen .... on-set props: second unit
Larry Iverson .... set dresser
Scooter Johnson .... set dresser
Bill Kerney .... scenic painter
Barnaby Killam .... lead dresser
Laura Killam .... assistant set decorator
Andy Koessler .... set dresser
Jacques Lamontagne .... set dresser
Wanda McDonald .... assistant construction coordinator
Steve Menchions .... set dresser
Guy Miller .... set dresser
Andy Polos .... property master
Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist
Kim T. Searow .... set decorator: second unit
Lael Sleep .... on-set dresser: second unit
Del Smith .... construction coordinator
Judi Stackaruk .... set dresser
Andrew Thompson .... greensperson
Judi Varga .... scenic painter (as Judy Varga)
Colin White .... scenic painter
Raugi Yu .... set dresser
Sound Department
Tyler Berrie .... foley recordist
Tyler Berrie .... sound re-recording mixer
Beau Biggart .... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Marc Chiasson .... supervising sound editor
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
Dean Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Darren Gilmore .... adr assistant
Evani Goll .... second assistant sound editor
Tony Gronick .... sound effects editor
Randall Lee .... chief engineer
Samuel Lehmer .... supervising re-recording mixer
Johnny Ludgate .... sound effects editor (as John Ludgate)
Jesse Lyon .... adr recordist
Grant McAlpine .... adr recordist
Carolyn Motyer .... boom operator
John Motyer .... location sound mixer
Maureen Murphy .... foley walker
Tim Peters .... first assistant sound editor
Rick Senechal .... sound effects editor
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
John R.S. Taylor .... adr editor
John R.S. Taylor .... dialogue editor
Cam Wagner .... foley walker
Special Effects by
David Barkes .... special effects assistant: second unit
Visual Effects by
Michael Dalton-Smith .... visual effects compositor
Steven Hodgson .... visual effects supervisor
Mary Holding .... visual effects compositor
Grant Lindsay .... visual effects producer
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Richard Brooks .... stunt player
Garvin Cross .... stunt player
Ryan Ennis .... assistant stunt coordinator
Danny Gurniak .... stunt player
Brad Kelly .... stunt player
Randy Lee .... stunt coordinator
Fred Perron .... stunt player
Jeff Rupp .... stunt player
Lori Stewart .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adams .... gaffer
Tero Arden .... lamp operator: second unit
Clayton Bachynsky .... second assistant camera: second camera
Troy Bassett .... b dolly grip
Jeff Boudier .... lamp operator
Brian Bouma .... dolly grip
Cliff Cenerini .... electrician
Brendan Chalmers .... second assistant camera
John Davidson .... camera operator: second camera
Rob De Coste .... first assistant camera: second unit
Tamia Diaz .... assistant camera
Tamia Diaz .... second assistant camera: second unit
Theo Eglseder .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Dennis Farbatiuk .... best boy electric: second unit
Douglas R. Field .... camera operator (as Doug Field)
Dean Friss .... first assistant "a" camera: second unit
Don Gillie .... gaffer: second unit
Reg Gole .... first assistant camera: second camera, second unit
Rick Guenther .... grip (as Rick Gunther)
Ian Guns .... rigger
Oliver Hajdu .... generator operator: additional photography
Lionel Hebert .... grip: second unit
Seth Hettrick .... best boy grip
John Holbrook .... director of photography: second unit
Bruce Hudson .... generator operator: second unit
Christina Kasperczyk .... first assistant camera
Nick Lacombe .... lamp operator
Harvey LaRocque .... camera operator: second camera
Dean Lavoie .... key grip
Michael Mayo .... best boy electric
Peter Mohr .... gaffer: additional photography
Randal W. Morton .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Randy Morton)
Rod Newby .... generator operator
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Jayson Rupert .... grip
Jeff Sayle .... camera trainee
Robert E. Simpson .... first assistant camera: second camera (as Robert Simpson)
Brian Smith .... key grip: second unit
Tim Spencer .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Tim Spencer .... camera operator: second camera, second unit
Gordon VanHumbeck .... best boy grip: second unit
Ed Willems .... grip: second unit
Animation Department
Jonathan Spencer Levy .... animation director (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... principal and background casting associate: Canada
Linda Pao-Inthara .... casting assistant: USA
Audrey Skalbania .... extras casting: Canada
Jared Valentine .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Houghton .... key costumer: second unit (as Kathy Kertesz)
Jessica Lythgoe-Green .... second assistant costume designer
Jody Leanne Petford .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
David Armstrong .... color timer
Francesca Benedetti .... post-production coordinator
Janet Gaynor .... post-production assistant
Andrew Notman .... assistant editor
Jason Pielak .... assistant editor
Jodie Davidson .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Glen Alan .... assistant music engineer
Hal Beckett .... music contractor
Hal Beckett .... music editor (as Hal Foxton Beckett)
Michael Colomby .... scoring mixer: songs
Victor Costanzi .... concert master
Dean Maher .... assistant music engineer
Don Mann .... music editor
Roger Monk .... score mixer (as Roger Monn)
Gregory Prechel .... orchestrator
Brahm Wenger .... conductor
Transportation Department
Peter Huff .... transportation coordinator
Fred Moroz .... transportation captain: second unit
John O'Toole .... transportation captain
Blair Smith .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Larry Tardif .... driver: bus
Brian Whitlock .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Ingrid Bauer .... production accountant
Adam Becker .... production assistant: second unit
Ridge Blackwell .... title designer
Melanie Bradley .... truck supervisor
Melanie Cadham .... assistant: Mr. Bannerman
Jacqueline Dallamore .... security captain (as Jacqueline V. Johnson)
Jeremy Dawson .... production assistant: second unit
Mike Doiron .... key production assistant
Balazs Egerszegi .... office production assistant
Ashley Fester .... background performer
Erin Fitzgerald .... adr walla group
Marjorie Fossum .... script supervisor: second unit
Abraham Fraser .... location manager
Kelly Fry .... craft service: additional photography
Tracey Gardhouse .... assistant animal trainer: second unit
Nancy Heller .... office production assistant
Jonathan Hutchings .... location assistant
Bonnie Judd .... animal coordinator
Bonnie Judd .... animal trainer
Ryan Judd .... animal trainer
Trish Judd .... assistant animal trainer (as Trisha Judd)
Paula S. Kyan .... production assistant
Owen Kydd .... location assistant
Lynne Lachance .... assistant animal trainer: second unit
Jan Eirik Langoen .... assistant location manager
Rauchine Lansdell .... production assistant: second unit
Pam Lawrence .... script supervisor
Doug Leaf .... animal trainer
Doug Leaf .... animal trainer: second unit
Shane Lennox .... production assistant
Joanne Martin .... script supervisor: additional photography
Alison Martinello .... assistant production coordinator
Colin Meacham .... production assistant: second unit
Roger Paul .... trainee assistant location manager
Tracey Renyard .... location manager: second unit
Marcus Ritton .... production assistant: second unit
Mick Rochon .... location scout
Susan Schlappner .... assistant production accountant
Tracey Seward .... production controller (as Tracy Seward)
Alison Stephen .... production coordinator
Bonnie Sutherland .... set supervisor
Reba Szabo .... craft service
Glen Tedham .... production accountant
Jared Valentine .... extras wrangler
Mike Varsava .... puppy assistant trainer
Wendy Varsava .... puppy assistant
Laurie Watt .... production accountant
Tommy Wilson .... assistant location manager

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Choppy Cheese, 15 July 2006
Author: Brandt Sponseller from New York City

At least if you're a Disney fanatic (well, of the variety who loves their live-action films as well as the animated stuff), if you're a kid, if you're a kid at heart almost to the extent that you hardly realize you're an adult, if you love absolutely any film that features animals, especially when they're doing tricks, or if you're just not too demanding, Air Bud: World Pup is somewhat enjoyable to watch. I'm a Disney fanatic. I enjoyed this film enough, and I'll gladly watch it again.

But boy does it have a lot of problems. The main flaw arises from a combination of too many characters, too many plot threads and not enough time to take care of them all. In the space of 82 minutes, we've got adults getting married, teens falling in love and trying not to be awkward at it, teen competition for love and jealousy, preteens playing spy games, dogs falling in love, dogs playing soccer, dogs having puppies, manipulative parents who'll do anything to make their kids win being taught a lesson by their kids, housekeeper dilemmas, and crooks cooking up and executing elaborate plots. I'm probably forgetting something, but that's 10 big plot issues to be dealt with, with less than 10 minutes per thread to deal with them, and presumably weave them into a coherent whole that's both not too complicated--this is a kids' film, after all--and that's also humorous and heartwarming. Not surprisingly, director Bill Bannerman, on his first turn being completely in charge (he has a lot of previous second unit experience), wasn't quite up to the task. I'm sure it didn't help that there were at least three screenwriters involved, and probably dictating producers, as well.

The end result is that Air Bud: World Pup is extremely choppy. Events occur with little justification, and worse, often little explanation. People figure out and do things primarily because they need to--and fast--so that everything can arrive where it needs to arrive in less than 90 minutes. From one cut to the next, time might jump ahead six months or so. We have both adults who seem like maybe they're mentally disabled and kids who just intuitively figure out what a dog is thinking and rush into some unexpected action. Some of the threads should have simply been removed, because it's difficult to become too engaged in the film when as soon as you're introduced to an idea, it's already passed you by.

Also not helping is the fact that one of the threads is basically a rip-off of One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), minus a Cruella De Vil character. And another problem is that given the way the film is edited, I have to assume that the dog, Air Bud, probably couldn't do much with the soccer ball. Unlike the first two films, a dog playing a sport is almost an afterthought here, and when we see him, it's in very quick glimpses; every once in a while, these snippets appear to be even aided by computer animation.

Yet, for someone like me, there's a cheesy charm to Air Bud: World Pup. The script and performances often teeter between ridiculous, hokey and kinda clichéd. I tend to like that combination. It makes the film both a bit predictable and subtly bizarre. And at times, like the ending, when the film completely abandons consistency and basically becomes a commercial for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, Air Bud: World Pup is so blatantly tacky that you can't help but love it.

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