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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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Dr. Rupert Brooks (as Sisqo)
Olivier (as Jean-Michel Pare)
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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 <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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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)  »

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Winterdance  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Many of the dogs in this movie later went on to appear in the film Eight Below (2006). See more »


After spending the night in the cave during the snowstorm the tracks would not be visible. See more »


[Barb describes the dog food]
Barb: Mostly the stuff the butcher can't sell. Hooves, lips, organs... slump.
Ted: In Miami, we call them hot dogs.
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Crazy Credits

The standard Walt Disney Pictures castle corporate logo appears then gets covered with falling snow. See more »


Edited into Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012) See more »


You've Taken Me Places I Wish I'd Never Been
Written and Performed by Heather Myles (as Heather Miles)
Courtesy of Rounder Records
Under licensing from Ocean Park Music Group
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Great family film
12 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like dogs, if you like an adventure, you'll probably enjoy this film. Even a bit of a tear-jerker as Cuba Gooding goes to save his long-lost father! The love interest is attractive. The dogs are cute. Even the border-collie is great! My 4 yo loves the movie. We re-enact the "Demon, save me!" scene often. Demon is the name of the lead dog. Comical slapstick mishaps run throughout the film as Ted (Cuba) is constantly being chased by dogs, dragged through the snow, slides down hills, and suffers mild injuries. None of these are excessive, however, a few crude remarks, some adult dialogue and a suggestive image, are not appropriate for very young children. But reasonably acceptable for children age 6 and up.

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