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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)  »

Also Known As:

Un papá con pocas pulgas  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 is distracted driving to the courthouse, he slams on the brakes and the car slides to a stop. The age of car that he is driving would undoubtedly feature ABS (Anti-lock brakes) and therefore would unlikely slide in this manner. See more »

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Dr. Kozak: Don't you morons realize I can make us all immortal?
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You're the One That I Want
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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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