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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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Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$33,357,476 (USA) (11 May 2001)

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Did You Know?


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 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 »


Officer in Alaska: You seem especially happy to be here!
Murdoch: This is not a smile, my face is frozen like this.
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Crazy Credits

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


References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


Bust A Move
Written by Matt Dike and Marvin Young
Performed by Marvin Young (as Young MC)
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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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