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Life Is Ruff (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family  -  15 July 2005 (USA)
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Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while ... See full summary »

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Preston Price
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Calvin's Dad
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Calvin's Mom
Ibrahim Abdel-Baaith ...
Rondel
Yolanda Wood ...
Rondel's Mother
Sierra Squires ...
Young Girl
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Cameron Jones ...
Dishwasher
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A.C. Officer #1
Emmit Cannon ...
Thrash
Eric Deng ...
Miles
Kelly Coombs ...
Julie
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Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while skateboarding one day, his owner inadvertently convinces him to adopt and train a dog of his own. However the only one available, is an uncouth stray Labrador/St. Bernard-mix named Tyko from a local animal shelter, who proves to be more than anybody can handle. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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It'll take a few new tricks to get Calvin out of the doghouse!

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In the beginning of the movie when all the children are taking home the free puppies, there are four black puppies and the golden puppy Tyco. It shows all the children taking home the puppies. When four children have picked up the puppies a fifth child comes and picks up a fifth black puppy. Where did this fifth puppy come from? See more »

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[on Calvin's plans to steal back the team's playbook]
Rondel: Hey, what's this gonna cost me?
Calvin Wheeler: What makes you think I'm not doing this in the name of good sportsmanship, school spirit, and all that?
Rondel: Because I know you, Calvin.
Calvin Wheeler: Okay, that's good enough for me.
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It's a Dog
Produced by James Houston
Performed by Kyle Massey (as Kyle Massey)
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this is a Disney movie that overcomes all before it!
18 July 2005 | by (Pennsylvania,US) – See all my reviews

The two Disney Channel movies that are the absolute best are Tru Confessions and Life is Ruff. This has a great story about a selfish kid named Calvin (Kyle Massey) who collects Gotham Man comics and to receive the first ever comic of the Gotham Man comic series, he has to learn responsibility by teaching a big dog new tricks. This movie reminds me of Air Bud and Shiloh, except that those are dramas and this is a first-rate comedy that hits high on my account. If you miss this movie, you'll really be missing something you can watch and enjoy with friends, because they will all be talking about it afterward. The only dog movie that could ever top this one is My Dog Skip. 10/10*


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