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
3 August 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: £330,914
(1 February 2008)
(15 February 2008)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
References to the original cartoon series include:
- Secret identity as "humble and lovable Shoeshine Boy"
- love interest "Sweet Polly Purebred"
- speaking in rhyme
- causing significant property damage during rescues
- pill as source of super powers
- changing into costume in exploding phone booth
- explaining to crowd that he is "not plane, nor bird, nor even frog, just little old me: Underdog".
Early in the movie, when the mailman is taunting Shoeshine, he is seen driving an older style jeep DJ5. All post offices now use a Grumman LLV which was put into service in 1987. See more
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird.
It's a plane.
It's a frog.
It's not a bird, or a plane, or even frog. It's just little old me, Underdog.
Snapshots of the cast and crew's dogs were shown as well as some "Bloopers" See more
Written by Dennis DeYoung
(as Dennis De Young)
Performed by Styx
Courtesy of Wooden Nickel Records See more