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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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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 »


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

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Um Cão do Outro Mundo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$270,851 (Brazil) (26 March 2004)
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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 »

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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

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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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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