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Firehouse Dog (2007)

 -  Action | Comedy | Family  -  4 April 2007 (USA)
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Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid (Hutcherson) to get the station back on its feet.

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Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, is best known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. He gets lost and is reluctantly adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid Shane Fahey who is ditching science class to get the station back on its feet. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for sequences of action peril, some mild crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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£90,730 (UK) (20 July 2007)

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£210,531 (UK) (27 July 2007)
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The dogs featured in the pictures at the end of the movie (during the credits) were winners of a photo/essay contest hosted by www.dogster.com. Members had to submit a photo of their dog along with an essay explaining why their dog is a hero. See more »

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During the Medel ceremony there are brown leaves all over the red carpet. In the long shot facing the stage there are no leaves. See more »

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Shane Fahey: I know your name is Rexxx, with like a lot of x's, but you'll always be Dewey to me.
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low-grade kids' film
18 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the utterly unremarkable "Firehouse Dog," a pampered movie star pooch named Rexxx falls out of an airplane and into the lap of a second-rate fire station where he is immediately adopted as the department's mascot. With his natural talent for search-and-rescue missions, Rexxx soon insinuates his way into the hearts and affections of all, including the young, slightly troubled son (Josh Hutcherson) of the station's chief (Bruce Greenwood).

Despite all its obvious good intentions, I can scarcely imagine anyone but the tiniest tots in the audience being either intrigued or inspired by this film. Apart from the slight difference that the Timmy-fallen-down-a-well predicament has been replaced by a Shane-trapped-in-a-burning-firehouse sequence, this is a thoroughly conventional "a boy and his dog" tale in which neither the boy nor the dog is really all that appealing. In fact, Rexxx is so un-cute and so un-cuddly that it's hard to believe that he could ever be a true canine superstar sensation in the real world.

As for the script, it consists mainly of feeble jokes, broad slapstick and obvious sentimentality ladled out in roughly equal measure. There are a few touching father-and-son moments along the way, but this is otherwise a very long, very uninspired "kid flick." There's nothing overtly wrong with either the values or the morals conveyed by the movie - unless, that is, one considers subjecting innocent and unsuspecting children to bad film-making to be, in and of itself, immoral.


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