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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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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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Liam Aiken was allowed to hold the camera and film one shot in the film, but it ended up being cut. See more »


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Cute Flick for the open-minded
17 May 2004 | by (New Joisey) – See all my reviews

Something that totally drives me up the wall is when adults go into movies like this expecting "Gone With the Wind". It's a KIDS movie...the plot will be light, the acting maybe not so hot, and the jokes a bit lame at times. That is expected. You have to take each movie for what it is trying to achieve. This movie is trying to be a fun two hours without taking itself too seriously. And it does that very well. I am an educated movie-goer and I enjoyed this film very much. The actors chosen to provide the voices for the dogs were well selected and I am hoping to see more out of Liam Aiken in the next few years.

Cute dogs, cute laughs, cute movie.

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