See Spot Run (2001)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  2 March 2001 (USA)
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A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.



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A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the babysitter bails on her. Meanwhile, an assassin mob boss hires 2 goons to kill Agent 11. But when 11 escapes from the van when they tried to kill him, he hides in Gordon's Mailtruck that James is in too. And guess what they name him. Spot. Written by garfield2710

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Rated PG for crude humor, language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 March 2001 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,715,102 (USA) (2 March 2001)


ESP 20,529,105 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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The character Benny, played by Anthony Anderson, originally had one line in the film. The director decided that Gordon needed someone to talk to, so they increased the role of Benny. See more »


When Gordon is trying to teach Spot how to be a dog, he throws a red ball that hits Spot and rolls away. In the next shot, Gordon has the ball again. See more »


Gordon: Why don't you watch television or something? And keep it on cartoons, don't try to get smart!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, J.B. Bivens' character is misspelled as "Desk Sargent". See more »


Features Pinky and the Brain (1995) See more »


Written by Milo Zwerling
Performed by Milo Z
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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28 May 2010 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I must admit it has been a number of years since I had last seen See Spot Run, but I gotta say, it did make me laugh more than I thought it would.

Sure, the movie's storyline may be cheesy, but it wasn't intended to be a deep, thought-provoking movie. It was a movie aimed at kids while also to be entertaining to their parents as well. With the hard-hitting issues that the world is facing, I think we could all agree that there is a need for more laughter. Without giving it away, the pet shop scene was especially funny.

Although I thought the casting was good, the dog truly steals the show!

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