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: $11,585,121
(3 August 2007)
(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".
Underdog catches on fire upon re-entering the earth's atmosphere, yet his sweater and cape go unscathed. See more
Dr. Simon Barsinister
[to the German shepherds
There are no bad dogs, only bad owners!
Snapshots of the cast and crew's dogs were shown as well as some "Bloopers" See more
Edited from Underdog
Written by W. Watts Biggers
, Treadwell Covington
(as Treadwell D. Covington),
(as Joseph B. Harris), Chester Stover
(as Chester A. Stover)
Produced by Ali Dee
Performed by Kyle Massey See more