Good Boy! (2003)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  10 October 2003 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Moldowan ...
Hunter Elliott ...
Frankie (as Hunter Elliot)
Mikhael Speidel ...
Wilson's Dad (as Benjamin Ratner)
Paul Vogt ...
Bob the Dog Catcher (as Paul C. Vogt)
Mrs. Fleming (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Chaka White ...


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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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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Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Cão do Outro Mundo  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,107,022 (USA) (10 October 2003)


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

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The hat Owen (Liam Aiken) wears says "GB03" on the badge, a reference to the film's title and year of release. See more »


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Good dog, good boy, good movie.
24 March 2004 | by (Odessa, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie today. Whatever critics say, it's not a bad movie overall. I think Good Boy is a must see movie for dog lovers, very good movie for kids and above average funny and enjoyable movie for adults.

Plot looks not great but have some of originality. It's not simply a dogs movie, it's a cute heart-warming movie about friendship and loyalty not only between dogs and human, but between people too. Acting are not bad, young Liam Aiken have reasonably good performance. Typical PG movie - without any violence and profanity with some crude humor. So , it's a good movie for whole family. Clearly, not great, but worth to see or at least to rent.

6,8 out of 10, but if I would be a few years younger, I could rate it higher.

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