Lassie (2005)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  1 September 2006 (USA)
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A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.



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Life is hard for Yorkshire miner's son Joe Carraclough, who is beaten at school by a his teacher, his only consolation is his collie Lassie. It gets worse: when the mine is decommissioned, his father, Sam, is forced to sell the dog to the duke, who owns the local estate. The Duke's servant, Hynes, scares the dog, who keeps running back, so the Carracloughs have to keep returning her, until the Duke moves to the Scottish Highlands for the holiday season. Lassie escapes, embarking on a desperate journey home, with daunting Glasgow dogcatchers and taken in by a circus performer. It looks like a miracle is needed, by Christmas. Written by KGF Vissers

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More Than A Hero. A Legend.

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Rated PG for some mild violent content and language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lassie kehrt zurück  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£132,926 (UK) (16 December 2005)


$651,365 (USA) (29 September 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One thread that connects all the Lassie projects is Lassie herself. Every one of the long string of Lassie productions has featured a collie directly descended from the original canine star, a dog named Pal. The new film was made with 8-year-old Lassie the ninth, and three other non-related collies, whose biggest challenge were in scenes swimming across Loch Ness on her way home. "They weren't bred to be water dogs, who have more webbing between their feet and more fat on their body to insulate them for the water," said trainer Carol Riggins, who has steered the Lassie stable through Lassies seven, eight and nine. "Collies don't have that. When you put them in the water, as soon as they get wet to the skin you have to take them out and you have to blow dry them before you can do the rest of the scene. When they get in the water they get cold and their muscles don't work as well." See more »


There are seven puppies in the litter (at around 1h 30 mins), but eight can be seen in the walk in the countryside (at around 1h 30 mins). See more »


The Duke: They don't like to lose. Neither do I.
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There are no credits at the beginning of the film, not even the film's title. All that is seen is the logo of the production company. See more »


Version of Lassie's Great Adventure (1963) See more »

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A wonderful film the whole family will enjoy
24 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It is so refreshing to watch a family film that doesn't have to rely only on special effects to tell the story. This film is just how they used to make films with great acting, beautiful photography and of course a lovely story. It's full of emotion and soul and it's just a good all round film the whole family will enjoy. It's about a boy and his parents who fall on hard times and have to sell their beloved dog, which gets taken hundreds of miles away. But his love for his dog never falters and the dogs love for its owners makes it determined to escape and travel the vast distance to get home. We have watched a few blockbusters lately but this film deserves praise. It might have a lower budget, but it has something that we all deep down want out of a film.

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