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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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Dr. Rupert Brooks (as Sisqo)
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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!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Winterdance  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$81,150,692 (USA) (7 June 2002)

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Did You Know?


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 sees Nana for the first time he has his camera around his neck. When he crosses the room to find food for her, he sets the trophy down but not the camera, but in the next scene the camera is gone. See more »


Thunder Jack: The dogs, where are they?
Ted: They're eating the house.
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Crazy Credits

No real animal fur was worn in this film. See more »


Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Teach Me Tonight (2002) See more »


When A Man Loves A Woman
Written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright
Performed by Michael Bolton
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Cute Cute
17 February 2002 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Loved this movie. Great scenery, a happy story line with a bit of a moral, cute cute dogs. No wonder the younger set likes it. And the ending is an all's well that ends well with everyone happy and satisfied. Nothing wrong with that. And, so what if they didn't do more scenes with the dogs doctored up to laugh and talk. Everyone who knows "happy" huskys know they smile all the time in real life - it's part of their personality. So, who needs the fake stuff? Just those who are "not" in the know of the husky world.

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