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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Neighbor: Hey, shutup down there!
Gordon: I'm covered in ca-ca!
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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 »


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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See Spot Run is a good movie.
2 September 2002 | by (Phoenix, Arizona) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie. Sorry it isn't for everyone. The actors act and the director directed. Funny sequences were funny. The theater was filled with laughter. Isn't that what living is about. True laughter and tears? David Arquette has found a fan. Thank the makers of this movie for not being pretentious.

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