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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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Um Cão do Outro Mundo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,107,022 (USA) (12 October 2003)

Gross:

$37,566,230 (USA) (30 November 2003)
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Trivia

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

Who built the dogs' spaceships? They can't have done it themselves, not having opposable thumbs. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Baker: Don't you think that it makes more sense to wait until after we move to the new place before we get the dog? I'm just thinking of the dog that way he won't have to relearn a new house, a new neighborhood, and all that other... newness.
Owen: We had a deal, Mom.
Mrs. Baker: We did. We sure, we sure, we absolutely did.
Owen: [quoting Mrs. Baker] "The best way to achieve your goals, Owen, is to make a plan, work hard, and always keep your eyes on the prize."
Mrs. Baker: That's an exact quote, isn't it?
Owen: I want my prize.
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Connections

Referenced in Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld (2005) 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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Cute!
17 October 2003 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I noticed this film got a low rating, maybe these people were not dog lovers. I thought the plot, if it was a plot, about the the "alien" dog was a little thin but the dogs were wonderful, the boy was great. Sometimes it's just good to go to the movies the enjoy a sweet little no-nonsense film that's just there for pure entertainment. I was entertained.


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