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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 <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$81,150,692 (USA) (7 June 2002)
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Many of the dogs in this movie later went on to appear in the film Eight Below (2006). See more »

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When Ted's mom is waiting for him at the end to come across the finish line and Barb comes to tell her to come inside, the teddy bear that she is holding disappears between shots. See more »

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Barb: Why don't you try biting him on the ear?
Ted: What is it with you people?
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No real animal fur was worn in this film. See more »

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Written by Stevie Wonder
Produced by Nile Rodgers, Herbie Tribino (as Nataraj) and Michael Bolton
Performed by Michael Bolton
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Not "Winterdance" but not bad...
5 January 2002 | by (Lexington KY) – See all my reviews

This film has virtually NOTHING to do with Gary Paulsen's gritty book "Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod" though he is credited with "suggesting" the idea for the movie. Essentially it's an amusing "fish-out-of-water" tale about a Miami dentist (Cuba Gooding Jr.) who inherits an Alaskan dogsled team, complicated by the fact he really doesn't like dogs. The filmmakers have relied heavily on the sunny persona of Gooding and a great deal of physical comedy for audience appeal. There are also solid support from grizzled screen veteran James Coburn and the ever-elegant Nichelle Nichols of "Star Trek" fame. I enjoyed the movie & so did most of the kids I saw in the theater. Don't know what that says about my taste in movies...

One caveat: if you are severely allergic to pseudo-singer Michael Bolton, you might break out in a "Time, Love and Tenderness" rash!




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