Snow Dogs (2002)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  18 January 2002 (USA)
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When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.



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When Miami dentist Ted Brooks learns that his birth mother has passed away and that he was named in her will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Rather than the large chunk of change that many people would expect, Ted instead receives his mother's pack of rowdy sled dogs and her property. Although the dogs seemingly have it in for Ted, he decides to keep the dogs and race them in the local race, the Arctic Challenge, spiting a mountain man who wants the dogs. What follows is a comedy detailing Ted's adventures in learning to run the sled dogs. Written by Anna <>

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Get ready for mush hour!

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Rated PG for mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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18 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Winterdance  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,814,259 (USA) (18 January 2002)


$643,681 (Italy) (8 November 2002)

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In the early bar scene, Graham Greene is wearing a "Bogey Inn" shirt. Bogey Inn is a golf-themed bar and restaurant in Powell, Ohio, adjacent to the Muirfield Village Golf Club (home of the Memorial Tournament). See more »


When Ted is in the car being pulled by the dogs, you can see a red flashing light reflection in the windscreen of the cameras 'recording' light. See more »


Thunder Jack: I can't believe you actually bit that dog on the ear.
Ted: But that's what everyone says you're supposed to do.
Thunder Jack: Well, sure, but... I never met a man dumb enough to do it!
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In the opening credits, the names of cast and crew members have a dog house instead of the letter A, bones instead of I and paws instead of the letter O. These three symbols also accompany the end credits, only this time they keep to the sides of the screen instead of filling in for letters. See more »


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"Better Than I Thought"
5 January 2002 | by (Neosho, Missouri) – See all my reviews

When I saw the preview of this movie-(On November 3, 2001)I knew it would be another Disney comedy that the company just threw together and it would be something like "Flubber"-(Robin Williams) and "Cool Runnings"-(John Candy). But, I was wrong, this movie was a work of art. Now the only problem I had with it was, it really wasn't that funny, I mean yeah there was some funny moments in it where I even chuckled but it's not one of those laugh-out-loud comedys that I like. What I'm talking about is a movie to where a laugh out loud till I cry and disturb the people in front of me, now that's what I call a comedy. Laugh-out-loud movies like "Rush Hour"-(Jackie Chan) or "Mouse Hunt"-(Nathan Lane) and "Bandits"-(Bruce Willis)- which I thought was the funniest movie ever made. Now this movie was nothing like a laugh-out-movie but there was two reasons why I loved it. The first was the dogs, right when you see them you fall in love with them, and second was the story. The story was great, I thought it would be guy falls in love with dream girl, and guy finishes first in the dog-sleding race, pretty pratictable you say, well it was nothing like that, the story is a great one which makes you want to know more about each character. If you want to see a great movie with a great story go see "Snow Dogs", but if you want to see a laugh-out-loud comedy then still go see this, but just know that there might have been a better comedy at the Box Office. 9/10 James Coburn did a great job as ThunderJack and this is one of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s best movies yet!

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