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Underdog (2007)

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

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Mayor
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Polly (voice)
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Riff Raff (voice)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$43,751,706 (USA) (7 December 2007)
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Trivia

With her subsequent role in Man of Steel, Amy Adams is the only actress to play the love interest of both Underdog (voice of Sweet Polly) and Superman (Lois Lane). See more »

Goofs

Dan Unger puts his coat on twice in the same scene. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Simon Barsinister: [as Simon Barsinister approaches Shoeshine Boy with a hypodermic needle] Don't worry, little guy. It will only hurt... a lot!
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Crazy Credits

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

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

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Underdog Theme
Written by W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell Covington (as Treadwell D. Covington),
Joseph Harris (as Joseph B. Harris), Chester Stover (as Chester A. Stover)
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Worst Film of 2007
1 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Underdog the cartoon debuted in 1964, at the age of 7 I was hooked immediately. He was Top Dog (pun intended) in my book-(that is, until Batman premiered on ABC a year or so later). Even when it was clear that Disney was going to make a live-action version of the once popular Saturday morning cartoon, it was equally clear to me that it was going to be a piece of crap. Even reading the reviews in the papers seemed to confirm this. However, I made it a point to: a) never attempt to write a review unless I have seen the movie from start to finish; and b) never to spend one red cent on a movie that I'm almost certain I will hate.

Thanks to YouTube I: a) am fully qualified to write this review; and b) it only cost me 84 minutes of my hard earned time.

It also proves my point, namely, that this movie is not merely a piece of crap. It's a steaming pile of dog droppings. It resembles the TV series in name only, even though they almost got it right with Simon and Cad.

All in all, Underdog is a huge waste of time- and money, which thankfully, I didn't have to spend.

Rating: 1/2* out of *****


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