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Garfield (2004)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  11 June 2004 (USA)
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Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

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Cast

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Garfield (voice)
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Announcer (as Daamen Krall)
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Roy the Lodge Member
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Storyline

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. Written by Mouse1177

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Garfield: The Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$849,745 (Italy) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$1,496,587 (South Africa) (5 November 2004)
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Trivia

According to an article in Premiere Magazine, much of Bill Murray's recording sessions were done aboard the boat he was occupying while filming The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) in Italy. Apparently, Murray wasn't impressed with the recordings he did while on land. See more »

Goofs

While Liz is running through the train station she has heeled shoes on. In subsequent shots, she is wearing different shoes with no heels . See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Garfield: I hate Mondays.
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Crazy Credits

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Patty's Theme
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Basic Kids Movie, They'll Love It, Parents Can't Wait Until It's Over
23 October 2005 | by (Indianapolis, IN, United States) – See all my reviews

Well the only thing I can say about this is it's your basic kids' movie

  • parents'll think it's alright but can't wait until it's over, while


the kids will love it most likely. Personally, as a 20-year-old adult male who enjoys kids' movies like Finding Nemo and whatnot, I thought it was alright. Kinda dragged in parts of the movie, but the humorous attitude of Garfield makes it bearable to take your kids to. So unless you got kids, I'd suggest it just as a rental when you got nothing to do on a Sunday night. Below are the overall pros and cons: Pros - Humorous spots with the attitude of Garfield, which basically saves the movie from being a total bust.

Cons - Often drags in spots, and mostly bearable for kids and adults who enjoy kids' movies every now and then. But that's just me.


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