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See Spot Run (2001)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 March 2001 (USA)
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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The Smart One Isn't Wearing Any Pants. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

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

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$33,357,476 (USA) (11 May 2001)
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In the beginning of the movie, there are plenty of shots of the orange couch in Gordan's apartment. Later throughout the movie, several cushions can be seen wrapped in duct tape, this is due to the dog playing Agent 11 having torn up the cushions while the camera was off according to commentary. See more »

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When James refuses to eat, the cereal box changes places between shots. See more »

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Gordon: Why don't you watch television or something? And keep it on cartoons, don't try to get smart!
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In the closing credits, J.B. Bivens' character is misspelled as "Desk Sargent". See more »

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Referenced in Instant Mom: Bug Out (2015) See more »

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For Once In My Life
Written by Ronald Miller (as Ronald N. Miller) and Orlando Murden
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Record Company L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This Is Fun For Adults, Too!
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very pleasant surprise; a very good comedy filled with a lot of laughs and - more surprise - not much raunch and profanity. Wow, that's unusual for today. Some people say this was strictly made for kids. Well, I am hardly a kid and I loved it.

All the characters in here are just that: characters from goofy David Arquette's "Gordon"- to the cute kid, Angus T. Jones ("James" - to big Michael Clarke Duncan ("Murdoch") - to pretty Leslie Bibb ("Stephanie")

  • to Joe Viterelli ("Gino") - to Anthony Anderson ("Bennie") - to Paul


Sorvino ("Sonny Talia"). Yeah, the last guy is the only one with a last name. I especially liked Viterelli and Duncan.

The film gets too silly in one spot - at the store, where the slapstick goes on way too long, but otherwise this is a funny movie. As the cliché goes, fun for all ages, but let me add.....not just the kids.


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