Underdog (2007)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  3 August 2007 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 14,910 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 85 user | 89 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.



(screenplay), (screenplay), 5 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

3 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

G-Force (2009)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world.

Director: Hoyt Yeatman
Stars: Will Arnett, Penélope Cruz, Zach Galifianakis
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Director: John Schultz
Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas
Sky High (2005)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Director: Mike Mitchell
Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas
Zoom (2006)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.

Director: Peter Hewitt
Stars: Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of.

Director: Lawrence Guterman
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Goldblum
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, Kristin Davis
Spy Kids (2001)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

Director: Tim Hill
Stars: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard


Cast overview, first billed only:
Underdog (voice)
Dan Unger (as Jim Belushi)
Polly (voice)
Riff Raff (voice)
Timothy Crowe ...
Police Chief
Security Guard
Mario Mariani ...
Police Officer
Alexander 'Alex' Garde ...
Small Boy


A bomb-sniffing beagle is fired from the mayor's office for a faux pas. That night a mad scientist dognaps him and injects him with an elixir. The dog escapes, but now has superpowers. He's adopted by a security guard - an ex-cop, who's a widower with a moody teen son, Jack. The boy discovers that the dog, named Shoeshine by dad, has super powers, but it's their little secret. While Underdog saves people in distress, the mad scientist and his underling continue their plot to catch him and take over the city. There's also a girl Jack likes who has a dog that Shoeshine takes a shine to. Will every dog have his day? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


There's no need to fear. Underdog is here. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor, mild language and action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alakynsi  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,585,121 (USA) (3 August 2007)


£869,375 (UK) (15 February 2008)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Another reference to the original cartoon: the name "Shoeshine" refers to Underdog's secret identity as the shoeshine boy. See more »


The original sweater that Jack gives Underdog is knit with a stitched in "U". When Polly calls Underdog, we can see that his sweater is no longer knit, and the "U" has an orange outline and is not stitched to the sweater. See more »


Jack: It's time to teach you some manners.
Shoeshine Boy: Right. I'm going to learn manners from a guy who pees in my white porcelain drinking bowl.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Snapshots of the cast and crew's dogs were shown as well as some "Bloopers" See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2010 Kids Week Game 1 (2010) See more »


Underdog Rocks
Written by W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell Covington (as Treadwell D. Covington),
Joseph Harris (as Joseph B. Harris), Chester Stover (as Chester A. Stover)
Produced by Jonathan Karkazis
Performed by Plain White T's
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Underdog is honest, silly fun.
4 August 2007 | by (McKinney, TX) – See all my reviews

Occasionally, a film's trailer gives viewers a realistic preview. Such was the case with "Underdog". Here is a film with humor offered without the condescension and knowing winks delivered by Dreamworks Animation and its ilk. The story is a typical zap-the-hero setup and does not pretend to be otherwise.

The actors (human and animal alike) deliver professional performances. Peter Dinklage is delicious as the requisite mad scientist. James Belushi is surprisingly effective and believable as the dad. Unfortunately, Patrick Warburton has descended from acceptably quirky into shtick. Newcomer Alex Neuberger (in his second feature) gives his part a nice emotional balance and doesn't overplay his sidekick work.

The animal animation is nicely handled and devoid of gimmickry. This part of the movie industry deserves praise for continued development and polish.

Summers have blockbusters created by and viewed by blocks; Underdog reminds audiences that a simple, fun flick can be far more entertaining.

51 of 81 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I actually LIKED this movie.. MeLiveInArizona
is this a joke juggalokilla11
Does not deserve the rating. exiledapostle
What a tragedy. Wretch5150
Best Tagline EVER! Dyf91
Discuss Underdog (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: