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Garfield Gets a Life (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Family  -  8 May 1991 (USA)
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Garfield and his owner are in a rut. Jon cannot seem to get a date, until a school for the personality impaired opens a new window of opportunity for Jon, but is shut tight for Garfield.



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Cast overview:
Lorenzo Music ...
Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge ...
Jon Arbuckle (voice)
Odie (voice)
Julie Payne ...
Library Girl, Receptionist (voice)
Frank Welker ...
Lorenzo / Gunner (voice)
Mona, Librarian (voice)
Kim Campbell ...
Kevin Campbell ...


Garfield and his owner, Jon Arbuckle, are in a rut. Life for them is a complete bore. They both need a life. Jon tries several unsuccessful times to get a date. Then he attends a class for the personality impaired where he meets a young woman and all seems to be great for Jon, but Garfield starts to feel neglected and left out. Written by D.S. <>

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8 May 1991 (USA)  »

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The final Garfield TV movie
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On an ordinary day, Garfield and Jon Arbuckle are more bored than before.

Jon Arbuckle finds out that he doesn't have a life. And decides to do something about it by making better use of himself like going to night clubs and finding a woman to be with.

Unfortunately he doesn't have what it takes as he still thinks Disco was still in style, and gets a beating when flirting with women. Garfield accompanies him and just watches him fail every time.

So Jon Arbuckle decides to get some help at a Social center to learn how to be an out standing guy and what not. But will it really be worth it? This is pretty much a Jon Arbuckle TV movie, but the sarcasm of Garfield and performances of Frank Welker makes this one worth viewing. The last of the Garfield TV movies but it's still a memorable one.

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