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2 March 2001 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
John Whitesell 
Writing credits
George Gallo (screenplay) and
Gregory Poirier (screenplay) and
Dan Baron (screenplay) (as Danny Baron) &
Chris Faber (screenplay)

Andrew Deane (story) &
Michael Alexander Miller (story) and
George Gallo (story)

Stuart Gibbs (adaptation) &
Craig Titley (adaptation)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Andrew Deane .... producer
John Peter Kousakis .... co-producer
Michael Alexander Miller .... executive producer
Ira Shuman .... co-producer
Robert Simonds .... producer
Tracey Trench .... producer
Original Music by
John Debney 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (director of photography) (as John Bartley)
Film Editing by
Cara Silverman 
Casting by
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Mark S. Freeborn  (as Mark Freeborn)
Art Direction by
Catherine Ircha 
Set Decoration by
Mark Lane 
Costume Design by
Diane Widas  (as Diane M. Widas)
Makeup Department
Jill Corp .... hair department head
Leah Ehman .... assistant makeup artist
Katalin Lippay .... assistant hair stylist (as Kathleen Campbell)
Harlow MacFarlane .... special makeup effects artist
Ryan Nicholson .... special makeup effects artist
Sydney Silvert .... key makeup artist
Christ Stanley .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Kathy Gilroy .... unit production manager (as Kathy Gilroy-Sereda)
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production
Elizabeth Miller Gavcus .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Catlin .... trainee assistant director
Suzan Derkson .... second assistant director
John Penhall .... first assistant director: second unit
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director (as Marty Schwartz)
Art Department
Chris Buffet .... graphic artist
John Burke .... scenic artist
Scott Calderwood .... set buyer
Walter Coleman .... on-set dresser
Lori Gillis .... assistant set decorator
Chris Gilmour .... on-set dresser
Frank Haddad .... head greensman
Claudio Palavecino .... assistant props
Kenneth Panzer .... on-set dresser (as Ken Panzer)
Eric Partridge .... assistant props
David Perun .... propmaster
Paul Rinaldi .... construction coordinator
Jeff Shewbert .... general foreman
Dennis Simard .... on-set dresser
Wayne Smith .... scenic artist
Tonya Soules .... assistant set decorator
Scott Stewart .... lead
Adrien Van Viersen .... storyboard illustrator
Jack Warmenhoven .... construction foreman
Spencer West .... on-set dresser
Tony Wohlgemuth .... assistant art director
Ronald L. Woodward .... on-set dresser: Los Angeles
David Lux .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Anthony Zierhut .... storyboard artist: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor
Gaston Biraben .... sound effects editor
Ed Callahan .... sound effects editor
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Robert Fitzgerald .... dialogue editor
Robert Fitzgerald .... foley editor
Alexandra Gonzales .... adr editor
Dave Griffiths .... boom operator
Randall Guth .... sound effects editor
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Rory O'Neill .... cable person
Douglas Parker .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... supervising re-recording mixer
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Pernell L. Salinas .... first assistant sound editor
Christopher C. Schiavo .... assistant sound editor (as Christopher Schiavo)
Douglas J. Schulman .... production sound mixer: re-shoot
Christina Tucker .... adr mixer
Dan Yale .... sound effects editor
Jeremy M. Gilleece .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bob Comer .... special effects coordinator
Darya Douglas-Andres .... special effects assistant
Jim Greenall .... animatronic designer and fabricator: Bull Mastif
Barry Hebein .... special effects assistant
Dan Keeler .... special effects
Robert Lyle .... special effects (as Rob Lyle)
Chris Sturges .... special effects technician
Lou Bollo .... stunts
Crystal Dalman .... stunts
Joe Dodds .... stunts (as Joe A. Dodds)
Carlos Fetherstonhaugh .... stunts
Mark S. Freeborn .... stunts (as Mark Freeborn)
Mike Godenir .... stunts
Alex Green .... stunts
Dave Hospes .... stunts
David Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Michael Hugghins .... stunt rigger
George Josef .... stunts
Dave Lane .... stunt rigger
Michael Langlois .... stunts
Terrance Leigh .... stunts
Rob Mars .... stunt double: Steve Schirripa
Rick Pearce .... stunts
Fred Perron .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt double
Darryl Scheelar .... stunt double
Andrew Simpson .... stunt double
Sylvesta Stuart .... stunt performer
Danny Virtue .... stunts
Brent Woolsey .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Allen .... key grip
Janice Arthur .... Steadicam operator
Benny Bach .... video assist (as Ben Bach)
Paul F. Birkett .... camera operator (as Paul Birkett)
Terry Calhoun .... assistant chief lighting technician
Terry Calhoun .... gaffer: second unit
Anita Eglseder .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean M. Harding .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Sean Harding)
Ronald Hersey .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Ron Hersey)
Michael Iwan .... dolly grip
Stephen Jackson .... chief lighting technician (as Steve Jackson)
Gilbert Jamault .... generator operator
Lane Koch .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David Kurvers .... video assist operator: second unit
Rick Lobb .... grip
Stephen Maier .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alan Markfield .... still photographer
Steve Morgan .... best boy grip
Jennifer Sinclair .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jim Van Dijk .... Steadicam operator
Animation Department
Jim Boulden .... animatronics and puppets creator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Elizabeth Boykewich .... casting associate: LA
Heike Brandstatter .... casting associate: Vancouver
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Armstrong .... costume supervisor
Elizabeth Beauchamp .... assistant costume designer
Debbie Humphreys .... costumer
Laurel Morgan .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jason Dale .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Christopher Kroll .... first assistant editor
Richard Long .... assistant editor
Mark Rathaus .... first assistant editor
Alain J. Romi .... assistant editor (as Alain Romi)
Gary Trentham .... assistant editor (as Gary L. Trentham)
Jeremy Milton .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Wolfgang Amadeus .... electronic scoring mixer
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Marc Bonilla .... composer: theme music
Robb Boyd .... assistant music editor
Brian Bulman .... assistant music editor
John Debney .... music score producer
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Christopher Klatman .... orchestrator
Stephen Lotwis .... music editor
Michael Mason .... music score producer
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator (as Don Nimitz)
John Richards .... music score mixer
John Richards .... music score recordist
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Michele Wernick .... music supervisor
Marc Bonilla .... musician: electric guitar (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Lawrence Albright .... driver
Ray Evans .... unit driver
James J. Perenseff Jr. .... transportation coordinator (as James Perenseff)
James Perenseff .... transportation co-captain (as James Perenseff Sr.)
Steve Zsapka .... transportation captain
Other crew
Clark Candy .... production coordinator
Roberta Cenedese .... assistant production coordinator
Kendra Crowther .... assistant: Mr. Whitesell
Linda Mirella Cuevas .... assistant: Mr. Simonds
Dana Dubé .... animal trainer
Scott Firth .... staff assistant
Julia Frittaion .... publicist
Joy Gorman .... production associate
Nigel Johnson .... stand-in
Kenneth LaFayette .... accountant: re-shoot
Jennifer Lewis .... production assistant
Alison Luzietti .... assistant: Ms. Trench
Mary Jo Macvey .... welfare worker (as Mary-Jo MacVey)
Larry Madrid .... animal trainer
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Melissa McManigal .... assistant: Mr. Whitesell
Danny McWilliams .... location manager
Ana Oparnica .... staff assistant
Dorothy Precious .... production accountant
Jon-Michael Preece .... script supervisor
Jim Roberts .... set medic
Carol Rothel .... assistant production accountant
Susan Schrader .... payroll accountant
Andrew Simpson .... animal coordinator: Canada
Patrick Stark .... extras wrangler
Reba Szabo .... craft service
Reba Szabo .... first aid
Chris Turner .... stand-in
James William Visconti III .... production assistant
Graeme Watson .... staff assistant
Ken Goldstein .... senior auditor (uncredited)
Jan Eirik Langoen .... location scout (uncredited)
Andrew Mondia .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG for crude humor, language and comic violence
94 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Martin Lawrence was originally cast as Gordon but departed over creative differences.See more »
Continuity: When James refuses to eat, the cereal box changes places between shots.See more »
Gordon:Why don't you watch television or something? And keep it on cartoons, don't try to get smart!See more »
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Referenced in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)See more »
For Once In My LifeSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
See Spot Act, 2 May 2010
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is a wonderfully funny dog film. But the difference this time is that the star is not a cute lovable pooch who wants to lick you all over, but a stony-faced, not to say also squash-faced, dog who is truly a dog of few words and of even fewer expressions. What is more, as an FBI dog, he has been trained NOT to play! So if you throw a ball, he just sits there and looks at you as if you are a child, which if you are a child, is true, of course. So this is a new approach to dog films, what you might call the Holden Caulfield Phase perhaps, since the lead role is now played by a kind of canine anti-hero. Is this a sign that dog films have matured? Or are they entering a period of decadence? Is the integrity of dog films threatened by this emergence of an unsmiling dog hero? But we must not think of this dog as an anti-hero in the sense of being a weakling or a cop-out. In fact, so far from being a cop-out, this dog is actually a cop. He is known officially as Agent 11, and is renowned as the FBI's smartest anti-crime dog. He can sniff a criminal a mile off, and he always keeps a sharp nose out at all times, because he knows perfectly well that in the human community, danger and crime are everywhere. So why is the film called SEE SPOT RUN? Well, you see, it's like this. Agent 11 has alienated a very dangerous Mafioso because in nabbing him he has bitten him in a man's most sensitive place (no, not his wallet, silly, you know what I mean!) And that guy orders two hapless hit men to go and kill Agent 11 at all costs. There are many comic moments when the two hit men (the only two creatures in the film uglier than Agent 11) bicker amongst themselves about this assignment which is beneath their dignity, and worry that if their friends ever find out they will never live it down and will be humiliated for the rest of their lives. On the other hand, if they do not carry out the assignment successfully, their Mafioso boss has made it clear that there will be no 'rest of their lives'. They keep nearly succeeding and in the confusion, Agent 11 escapes and goes underground, lying doggo as it were. He hides in the home of an excited little boy who wants a dog, and who chooses to call Agent 11 by the name of Spot, precisely because he has no spots, just as at that age I called my dog Rusty because she was black and white. We little kids when we are little can be really difficult and non-conformist, and some of us remain that way (those of us who are resistant to peer-pressure, that is). The casting of the little boy is very clever, because he too is not the cute cuddly little boy you would expect, any more than the pooch is. In fact, he is the kind of little boy you have to get used to because he is NOT immediately endearing. But he grows on you. He has a hysterical, shrieking, narcissistic single mother in a tight skirt. She is the only stock character in the film, the usual one without which no American movie is ever complete: the embittered and angry ex-wife or ex non-wife, or whatever she is, but anyway she is angry and embittered. Have you seen an American film without one of these harpies in the past twenty years? Hopelessly in love with her (which shows such appalling lack of taste) is the highly amusing David Arquette, who has the advantage of having a touch of that attractive wistful look of his sister Rosanna. Arquette is a wildly wacky, hopelessly disorganised young free spirit who lives in a pig-sty, and has little in the way of financial prospects. The girl in the tight skirt has to go away for a few hours and leaves her little boy with Arquette, with the greatest trepidation because she considers him irresponsible, but she will be back soon enough and she risks it. However, Fate intervenes and she is delayed for days. It is during that time that Agent 11, alias Spot, becomes a family member. And then of course the hit men discover Agent 11's whereabouts and if the girl in the tight skirt had known about what was really going on she would really have freaked out, but she is too busy being stuck in the middle of nowhere through multiple mishaps, and her cellphone falls into a puddle as well, and oh yes, she is splattered with mud and you name it, it happens to her. (But she deserves it, because she is angry and embittered and narcissistic and she shrieks.) Well, what do you think? Do the bad guys get their way? Come on, this is a dog film. There are lots of laughs and lots of woofs. But no power on earth can persuade me to give away the secret of the ending, for a dog's word is his 007.

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