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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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Rated PG for some mild violent content and language | See all certifications »
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1 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Lassie kehrt zurück  »

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$374,879 (USA) (1 September 2006)

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$651,365 (USA) (29 September 2006)
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There were some earlier "Lassies," in literature of the 1800's, as well as in silent films. Eric Knight, a British-born author, wrote a Lassie character in a short story in 1940, then expanded it to a novel called "Lassie Come Home," which became the first Lassie sound film. The original "modern" Lassie was first played by a male collie named Pal in Lassie Come Home (1943). Pal is listed on the IMDb as Pal, and played Lassie in all of the early sound films. His descendants played in the TV series and in most Lassie films and TV appearances since. See more »

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During one scene, a Ferguson Model TE20 tractor (also known as "the Grey Fergie") can clearly be seen driving along a street. This film is supposed to be set during World War Two (1939-45) but the TE20 was not produced until 1946. See more »

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The Duke: Who invented this idiotic game?
Sarah Carraclough: You did.
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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 »

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Where's Nantucket?
28 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK so am I the only one who never realized Lassie was set firstly in 1939 and secondly in Yorkshire? I grew up believing in gingham tablecloths, dusty gold mines, skunks in prairies and dangerous rattle snakes all of which our furry heroine, pined at, climbed from, lifted to safety and made friends with, yes and all without being stung, bitten

or even pooped on. Well move aside Nantucket because the real bitch is back and Charles Sturridge has done Eric Knight's beautiful story proud.

The film looks beautiful, set very convincingly in the 1930s English depression. The sets, camera work and locations provide us a time that makes much more sense of a dog returning home to his young master than 1960's America. Lassie's impossible journey deals with issues of loyalty, generosity, determination and good old Britishness all of which must have been useful propaganda tools for a country heading into war in 1939. So that's why it was written back then, so why remake it now? Because, those same basic issues and emotions are just as useful to remind ourselves of now as then but unfortunately for us modern family films have become lost in a sea of CGI and comuterized, sickly nothingness that has no relevance to anything but thrill. Truthfully? It's just plain nice to sit with your family in a cinema, cry your heart out and remember what's important in life. (And it doesn't have to be 40 feet tall and eat bananas!)

The boy is wonderful as indeed is the dog(s). The support from Morton, Lynch, O Toole, Drinkage is perfectly judged and I defy you not to blub a dub during the emotional Christmas homecoming. This is a beautiful film, a joy to watch and a credit to its makers.

Go Lass go.....


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