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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Spot  »

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Box Office


$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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original cut of the film was 2 hours and 45 minutes. See more »


When Agent 11 is in the park, hiding behind the tree, he has a collar on, but when he's running away, he has no collar. 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 »


References The Jeffersons (1975) See more »


At Last
Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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A very funny movie
28 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very simple plot that even young children can follow. This film breaks the rule for many actors in not working with young kids or animals. My family and I really enjoyed it. If you are looking for something deep and meaningful then look elsewhere but if you want slapstick then this is for you. There is a very funny scene involving Spot's output and the catastrophe's that happen to the kid's mum (the gorgeous Leslie Bibb) who is also the love object for David Arquette, are very amusing. I think that the actors in this film must have enjoyed playing their parts and didn't take themselves too seriously. Overall this is not a demanding movie but just some good light-hearted fun and you will be crying with laughter.

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