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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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire 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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Opening Weekend:

£132,926 (UK) (16 December 2005)

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

Peter Dinklage says the line "Winter is coming" twice. Years before it became the theme of Game of Thrones that he was set to star in. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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The Duke: Are you contradicting me?
Cilla: Yes, grandpa.
The Duke: You dare say yes, you impertinent little scallywag?
Cilla: If I said no, that would be another contradiction, wouldn't it?
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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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References Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

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Sentimental nonsense but still made me sniffle!
22 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the Liz Taylor version but I'm guessing that this one is a bit grittier. There are some nasty scenes of cruelty to dogs, although you never actually see one getting hit (they wouldn't be allowed to, would they!) so don't take a child if they're exceptionally sensitive. There are some great supporting roles from legendary actors such as Peter O'Toole and Gregor Fisher (Rab C Nesbitt), with cameos from the likes of Robert Hardy, Edward Fox and Angela Thorne (To The Manner Born, Maggie Thatcher impersonator) and the kids are cute but not too saccharine. But the scene is definitely stolen by the dog. Just as it should be, and a Christmassy ending to boot. Great family entertainment for kids over eight.


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