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A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.

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A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.

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Tim Allen Living in a Dog's Life See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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

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10 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Un papá con pocas pulgas  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$158,016 (South Africa) (26 May 2006)

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$61,112,916 (USA) (21 July 2006)
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Although the writing credits are supplied by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and cannot be changed, there is an onscreen credit: "suggested by The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten". See more »

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When Dave turns into a dog on the highway, his robe shrinks to fit him instead of falling off as all his previous clothes had. See more »

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Dave Douglas: Nothing but mouth.
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Remake of The Shaggy Dog (1994) See more »

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Man's Best Friend
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Written by Sam Hollander and Michael Mangini (as Mike Mangini)
Produced by Mike Denneen
Performed by Click Five
Courtesy of Lava Records, LLC
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For Every Child, and Their Children, Too
19 March 2006 | by (Berkeley) – See all my reviews

Tim Allen may be the most underrated and generous comic actor working today, willing to pursue any honest laugh to please his audience. But he's clever about it, and the slapstick in this remake rivals the pioneering skill of silent film comedians. This is Allen's best work since "Galaxy Quest."

The ultimate test of this movie is the child you take along (including the one we carry in our heart). My daughter laughed and had a great time. She even explained the DNA cloning technology in such a way that demonstrated just how much craft when into the screenplay -- "make it understandable to a kid under 12" -- even though the pseudo science of the plot often distracted my adult mind.

I never saw the original flick with Fred MacMurray. But I did see Lon Chaney play The Wolfman, and a dozen other werewolf movies. This is a G-rated version of the same mythology, and it resonates for me as an adult, but flies over the head of my youngster. "The Shaggy Dog" works on two distinct levels while satisfying both audiences -- I only wish all family movies were this good.


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