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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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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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alakynsi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


£869,375 (UK) (15 February 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Shoeshine Boy: [to Underdog] You're like Superman with a flea collar.
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Snapshots of the cast and crew's dogs were shown as well as some "Bloopers" See more »


Version of Underdog (1964) See more »


Underdog Theme
Written by W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell Covington (as Treadwell D. Covington),
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I loved it!
6 August 2007 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I gave this movie a 10 because as of today, this movie has an extremely low rating which I (and my 7 year old daughter) believe it does not deserve. In other words, I'm voting for all those kids 10 and under who are too busy doing something more important than reviewing movies online.

This is, after all, a kids movie. You've got to see it for what it is. It's a cute movie with a cute dog and a half way decent plot (unless you're 7 then it's an awesome plot). If you're a parent you've probably have had to sit through some real painful movies, this is not one of them. My daughter (and many kids in the theater) were laughing out loud on many scenes. If you compare this movie to the original cartoons, well, people, let's be honest, the cartoons were pretty bad.

Hey, it's a beagle with a funny voice that flies...and kids love it.

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