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Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darren J. Birch ...
Pottery Vendor
Christopher Bishop ...
J. Winston Carroll ...
Mr. Tilly (as J.W. Carroll)
Polly (voice)
Doug Funk ...
Coach McKay
Patrick (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Ellen Kennedy ...
Tammy's Mom
Mrs. Miller
Bailey Kitzmann ...
Gram Gram


Disney serves up adventure with everyone's favorite golden retriever!

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Release Date:

1 July 2003 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Air Bud 5 - Vier Pfoten schlagen auf  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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The last "Air Bud'" movie in the franchise. The rest of the sequels were titled "_ Buddies" and focused on younger puppies. See more »


When Buddy is getting ready to run the obstacle course, he is introduced as Buddy Framm and his coach as Noah Framm. Noah is Patrick's son, so his last name would be Sullivan and not Framm. See more »


Followed by Santa Buddies (2009) See more »


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Music & Lyrics by Brahm Wenger & John M. Rosenberg
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Utterly worthless pap
4 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I feel I do not need to see the preceding four films in this sorry series, as they all seem to be the same story retold with a different sport: Cute dog excels at soccer/basketball/croquet and wins every game going, while irritating pre-teens fall in love and well-meaning grown ups teach life-lessons. Why bother to replicate such an obvious formula four times? Because there are parents stupid enough out there to plunk their money down to watch the same rubbish again and again, and let's face it, the kids love the animals. They could put out a video of the main canine cast jumping around for an hour without a single human featuring in it and the rugrats would still lap it up. If you are over the age of 7 though and have the misfortune of being forced to sit through this, I can offer the following advice: 1: Sellotape your eyeballs down as they would otherwise get pretty sore, what with you rolling them every few minutes. 2: If you have a pet hound or your neighbour does, try and keep away from them at least a full day over the movie is over, or you might do something to it you'll regret.. On a closing note, I see this film had a budget of 5 million dollars, what a scary thought. Think how many starving kids could have been fed with that money, rather than letting it be spent on this disposable nonsense. It's enough to make you put your paws over your eyes and whine..

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