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The Shaggy Dog (2006)

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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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Raise The Woof. See more »

Genres:

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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,310,058 (USA) (10 March 2006)

Gross:

$61,112,916 (USA) (21 July 2006)
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Trivia

Tim Allen's neighbor who's dog urinating at beginning of film is named Baxter. Tim Allen plays Mike Baxter on ABC's Last Man Standing. Disney owns ABC. The pound employee also on Last Man Standing as a preschool teacher. See more »

Goofs

When Dave gets out of the shower, he stands in front of the mirror and shakes himself dry like a dog, but the mirror gets no water on it. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Kozak: Don't you morons realize I can make us all immortal?
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Every Dog Has It's Day
(2006)
Written & Produced by We 3 Kings (as Keith Volpone, Bill Brandt & Walter Brandt)
Performed by 'Ja Ja Biggs'
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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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