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Good Boy! (2003)

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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 | friend | See more »

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


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

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10 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Um Cão do Outro Mundo  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

When Owen is trying to teach Hubble to play fetch and is throwing the ball for the other dogs, Nelly is always either at the back of the pack or not even seen. Italian Greyhounds, like Nelly, are built for speed and can run faster than most dogs. Most likely, if you were to throw a ball for a Bernese Mountain Dog (Shep, who was always in the front) and an Italian Greyhound, the greyhound would be way ahead of the Bernese Mountain Dog. See more »

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Wilson: They plant the trees, I pee on 'em.
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Referenced in Fear of Clowns (2004) See more »

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Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by Franky Perez
Produced by Franky Perez
Courtesy of Lava Records
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I actually liked this movie!
8 February 2005 | by (Seoul, S. Korea) – See all my reviews

I actually liked this movie. When I first read this page, I thought that this was just some lame movie which could only be found at the very back row of a video store. When I happened to catch this movie on TV by accident, I found that this movie was actually really touching. Okay, the acting could definitely need some improving, but the dogs were cute, the story charming, and there were some witty lines now and then. And, anyway, if I wanted to catch good acting, I would have went for something like "Closer" or "Girl, Interrupted". If you want a nice charming movie with cute dogs, check this out! Overall, a nice family movie!


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