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The Shaggy Dog (2006)

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un papá con pocas pulgas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,310,058, 12 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,123,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,134,280
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Trivia

Although the writing credits are supplied by the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and cannot be changed, there is an on-screen credit: "suggested by The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten". See more »

Goofs

The music Josh Douglas sings is from the movie Grease, not the stage version of Grease. Also you can hear John Travolta singing Greased Lightening, again from the movie. See more »

Quotes

Carly Douglas: None of this would have happened if we hadn't stole Shaggy.
Dave Douglas: [as dog] YOU WHAT? STOLE HIM?
Trey: [holds up bone] Fetch, boy!
Dave Douglas: I am not your boy and I'm not gonna fe...
Dave Douglas: [Trey throws bone] Oh, hey, I'll be right back!
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning, the Disney Castle turns into a doghouse. See more »

Connections

References Toy Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Dog
(2006)
Written by Akon (as Aliaune "Akon" Thiam)
Produced by Akon (as Aliaune "Akon" Thiam)
Co-Produced by Shakim Allah
Performed by Akon
Courtesy of Universal Records
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For Every Child, and Their Children, Too
19 March 2006 | by 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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