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Underdog (2007)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  3 August 2007 (USA)
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A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.

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Underdog (voice)
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Dan Unger (as Jim Belushi)
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Cad
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Mayor
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Storyline

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>

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

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3 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£869,375 (UK) (15 February 2008)
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Trivia

"Bar Sinister" is a heraldic term - a bar slanting to the left on a coat of arms signifying "bastard". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Molly: You and your boss are not gonna get away with this!
Cad: He's not my boss, we're partners!
Molly: Well then, why are YOU doing this?
Cad: Because my partner would fire me if I don't.
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Written by Dennis DeYoung (as Dennis De Young)
Performed by Styx
Courtesy of Wooden Nickel Records
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A very good family movie
9 October 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This movie was good, with the only purpose of entertaining kids and grown up people too. The adaptation from the cartoon was really good and the plot was convincing and very well developed although the story has some flaws, for example, Sweet Polly was a poodle in the cartoon not a cocker spaniel. The cast was good very decent acting from everyone, Jason Lee as the voice of Underdog was very good as well as Amy Adams as Sweet Polly. James Belushi performance was good, very funny and the best one of all in my opinion was Patrick Warburton as Dr. Barsinister. In conclusion, a typical family movie, very enjoyable and entertaining.


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