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An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.

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Owen Baker is a 12-year-old loner who has been working as a neighborhood dog-walker so he can earn the privilege of getting a dog of his own. His hard work pays off when his parents let him adopt a scruffy mutt he names Hubble. Both boy and dog get more than they bargained for when Owen wakes up one morning to discover he can understand every word Hubble says, including the ominous phrase: "Take me to your leaders." Owen learns that dogs came to Earth thousands of years ago to colonize and dominate the planet. Hubble (who is really named Canid 3942) has been sent by the powerful Greater Dane on a mission from the Dog Star Sirius to make sure dogs have fulfilled this destiny. Despite the best efforts of Owen's rag-tag group of neighborhood dogs to convince him otherwise, Hubble soon discovers the awful truth about Earth dogs: "You're all pets!" Now Owen (a boy who never had a friend) and Hubble (a dog who never needed one) must work together to prepare the neighborhood dogs for a visit... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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dog | planet | neighborhood | star | boy | See more »

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This Fall...Earth is going to the dogs. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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10 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$110,809 (Brazil) (12 March 2004)

Gross:

$270,851 (Brazil) (26 March 2004)
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Trivia

Liam Aiken was given his own Italian greyhound puppy (which he named Kes) as a gift for working on the film. It was to be presented on his last day of filming, but was withheld until the end of the day as his saddest scene was to be filmed on that day and the crew didn't want him to be happy. See more »

Goofs

When the family is at the dog pound selecting Hubble, the size of the sandwich held by Bob the Dog Catcher alternates from large to small to large again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Nelly: I'm not shaking because I'm nervous. I'm shaking because I'm excited.
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The Puppy Song
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Good Boy ? Good Movie !!!!
12 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie because I am a fan of Liam Akin's.

I wasn't expecting much out of the movie, though.

But the movie turned out to be better than I expected.

It had a few flavors of "Benji" and "The Cat From Outter Space" mixed into it.

A definite must-see for people who have children or nieces and nephews.


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