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Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)

Two young girls from an orphanage are adopted by a family in New York. The only problem is the apartment they move to doesn't allow dogs. The girls try to sneak a puppy they find into the ... See full summary »

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Laura Tomley
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Matt Tomley (as Justin Louis)
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Thomas Trundle
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Marty
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Kosh
Margot Berner ...
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Two young girls from an orphanage are adopted by a family in New York. The only problem is the apartment they move to doesn't allow dogs. The girls try to sneak a puppy they find into the home and keep it hidden. Chestnut (a Great Dane) grows and grows while getting into more and more trouble.

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12 May 2006 (Canada)  »

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Chestnut - Der Held vom Central Park  »

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In most of the movie Ray (Abigail Breslin) has no front teeth, however in some scenes particularly when bathing the dog she has front teeth. See more »

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Ray: [measures dog's height] I think we're feeding him too much.
[measures dog again]
Ray: Now I know we're feeding him too much.
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Wonderful Day
Written by Kari Kimmel, Shaun Shankel, Joel Parkes
Performed by Kari Kimmel
Produced and arranged by Shaun Shankel
Published by 4:16 music, (ASCAP), Shankel Songs (ASCAP), WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Tzviah Music
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Great family movie!
23 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie with my two toddlers (3.5 and 1.5 years). We all really enjoyed it. There's plenty of cute puppy action to keep the kids engaged, and the story (while predictable) was heartwarming.

The parents were very loving, the children sincere and sweet, and the "villains" weren't too scary. (It was nice to have a movie with some dramatic conflict without my toddler cringing because of scary music or scary people.)

I liked the elements of faith (it was subtle, not preachy), family loyalty, love, and forgiveness. People were willing to change, and many of the characters learned and grew and made changes in their lives. I found a lot of opportunities to talk with my kids about important life lessons throughout the movie. Two Mommy thumbs up!


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