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Good Boy! (2003)

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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Bob the Dog Catcher (as Paul C. Vogt)
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Mrs. Fleming (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
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Storyline

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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Rover is about to take over. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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10 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Cão do Outro Mundo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,566,230 (USA) (28 November 2003)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the household moving trailer is full and the rear doors are closed, the latches are still open. In the next few shots, the latches are closed, and then open again. See more »

Quotes

Hubble: Can we tie her up out back please?
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Ebert & Roeper Redux (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Puppy Song
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Uncle Kracker
Produced by Mike Bradford
Courtesy of Lava Records
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Overall, a cute movie with some mild crude humor.
16 March 2004 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

I thought that the plot was pretty creative, as was the writing. Two or three jokes related to bodily functions, but mostly they were cute jokes with creative insight on what a dog might say to us if we could understand them. Also, some creative insight on what a dog's place is in this world and who is really in charge of who. Some of the acting was a little stale(no academy awards here), but most of the acting was good to very good. My test is the "suspension of dis-belief" test. Can I forget reality long enough to accept the story line and think of the actors as the characters they are portraying? The answer here was yes. The acting was good enough that I suspended my dis-belief and was able to enjoy the story line and the humor. My kids are 7 and 4 1/2 and they loved it. For them, I will almost surely end up buying it. I would give it a 7 out of 10.


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