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Year of the Dog -- Molly Shannon plays Peggy, a happy-go-lucky secretary who is a great friend, employee, and sister living alone with her beloved dog Pencil. But when Pencil unexpectedly dies, Peggy must find meaning in her life.
Year of the Dog -- A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.
Year of the Dog -- Clip: Ever been married?
Year of the Dog -- Interview:  Peter Sarsgaard On Why He Wanted To Play Newt
Year of the Dog -- Clip: No Pressure

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Writer (WGA):
Mike White (written by)
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Release Date:
11 May 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Has the world left you a stray?
Plot:
A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Finding direction, finding a purpose See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Molly Shannon ... Peggy

Laura Dern ... Bret

Regina King ... Layla

Tom McCarthy ... Pier (as Thomas McCarthy)

Josh Pais ... Robin

John C. Reilly ... Al

Peter Sarsgaard ... Newt

Amy Schlagel ... Lissie

Zoe Schlagel ... Lissie

Dale Godboldo ... Don
Inara George ... Holly

Liza Weil ... Trishelle
Jon Shere ... Pound Employee

Christy Moore ... Al's Girlfriend (as Christy Lynn Moore)

Audrey Wasilewski ... Audrey

Brenda Canela ... Brenda

Craig Cackowski ... Craig

Steve Berg ... Steve
Susan Mackin ... Susan
Chuck Duffy ... Jeff

Sonya Eddy ... Nurse
Ursula Brauner ... Dog Owner

Giddle Partridge ... Blond Floozie
Benjamin Koesling ... Benjy
Dominik Koesling ... Benjy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jimmy the Dog ... Dog (uncredited)
Dan Kapelovitz ... Bag Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike White 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mike White (written by)

Produced by
Dede Gardner .... producer
Ben LeClair .... producer
Nan Morales .... executive producer
Brad Pitt .... executive producer
Mike White .... producer
Jack Black .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Orr (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dody Dorn 
 
Casting by
Meredith Tucker 
 
Production Design by
Daniel Bradford 
 
Art Direction by
Macie Vener 
 
Set Decoration by
K.C. Fox 
 
Costume Design by
Nancy Steiner 
 
Makeup Department
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist: Ms. Laura Dern
Raqueli Dahan .... additional makeup artist
Roma Goddard .... hair stylist
Norma Lee .... key hair stylist
Lisa Nash-Jones .... key makeup artist
Dionne Smith .... makeup department head (as Dionne P. Smith)
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Ralph Bertelle .... executive in charge of production
Teresa Kelly .... post-production supervisor
Leigh Shanta .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven F. Beaupre .... second assistant director
Scott Robertson .... first assistant director
Nikki Swasey Seaton .... second second assistant director (as Nicole Swasey)
 
Art Department
John W. Baldwin .... toolperson
Don Barker .... set dresser
Steve Borgese .... greens supervisor
Mark Boucher .... paint foreperson
Christian Brennan .... art department assistant
David Christopher Campbell .... propmaker foreperson (as David C. Campbell)
Peggy Casey .... lead set buyer
Juliane Crump .... art department assistant
Todd Daniels .... set dresser
Bruce Di Valerio .... construction coordinator
Gerald Donahoe .... set dresser
Philip Ginolfi .... labor foreperson
Linda Griffis .... art department coordinator
Jon Kazunaga .... propmaker foreperson
Andy Knight .... propmaker foreperson
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser
Stephen McCumby .... property assistant
Ron 'Butch' Montgomery .... construction general foreperson (as Butch Montgomery)
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor (as Rod Nunnally)
Kim Richey .... assistant property master
Michelle Spears .... property master
Scott B. Valdes .... on-set painter (as Scott Valdes)
Heather L. Watson .... leadperson
Chris Withrow .... foreperson
Chris Withrow .... gangboss
Rainer Wolf .... labor foreperson
Jane Fitts .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bradford Bell .... foley recordist
Perry Dodgson .... boom operator
Robert Eber .... sound mixer (as Robert D. Eber)
Aaron Glascock .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Glascock .... supervising sound editor
Justin Herman .... sound stage technician
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Tim LeBlanc .... sound mix assistant
Wayne Lemmer .... assistant sound editor
Jared Marshack .... sound mix assistant
Michael Mesirow .... cable person
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Scott Morgan .... foley recordist
John Roesch .... foley artist
Kira Roessler .... dialogue editor (as Kira)
Curt Schulkey .... sound re-recording mixer
Curt Schulkey .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
John Joseph Thomas .... foley supervisor (as John Thomas)
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor (as John Thomas)
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Thomas Mertz .... special effects coordinator (as Tom Mertz)
 
Visual Effects by
Dick Edwards .... visual effects supervisor: Invisible Effects
 
Stunts
William Morts .... stunt coordinator (as Billy Morts)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ismael Araujo Jr. .... grip
Greg Brooks .... dolly grip
Glenn Cannon .... video assist operator
Alan Caudillo .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ted Chu .... additional camera operator
Vidal Cohen .... first company grip
Louis DiCesare .... chief lighting technician
Tim Durr .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Timothy Durr)
Michael Fastoso .... second company rigging grip
Erin Franklyn .... grip
Roy C. Granada .... location rigging technician (as Roy Granada)
David Haskin .... electrician
Mark Hochman .... 24 frame playback technician
Jimi Johnson .... video assist operator
Linda Kallerus .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Linda Källérus)
Mako Koiwai .... first assistant camera: second unit (as F. Mako Koiwai)
Michelle Mann .... assistant camera: "b" camera
John McCormack .... stage rigging technician
Michael K. O'Melia .... chief rigging technician
Dustin Pearlman .... film loader
Matthew A. Petrosky .... camera operator
Brendon Phillips .... electrician
Joseph Prado .... second company grip
Lex Rawlins .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nikola Ristic .... electrician
Michael A. Savage .... first company rigging grip (as Michael Savage)
Moulaye Sene .... electrician (as Indrissa Moulaye Sene)
Matthew J. Siegel .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jason Lee Smith .... grip
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Mark Venezia .... grip
Chris Walden .... generator operator (as Chris D. Walden)
Rick Whitfield .... 24 frame playback supervisor
Niel Williams .... grip
 
Casting Department
Tina Kerr .... background casting
Ashley Slater .... casting assistant
Jacque Lawson .... extras coordinator: on set (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeannine Bourdaghs .... on-set costumer
Anita Louise Brown .... key costumer (as Anita Brown)
Dana Griffin .... costume production assistant
Stacy Horn .... costume supervisor (as Stacy M. Horn)
Suzanne Robertson .... on-set costumer (as Suzy Robertson)
 
Editorial Department
Lori Ball .... additional editor
Robert Benedict .... editorial production assistant
George Chavez .... color timer
Alexandra Leviloff .... assistant editor: avid
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson-Fraser)
Pablo Prietto .... assistant editor
Chris Regan .... color timer
James Gadd .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Adam Blau .... score coordinator
Fernand Bos .... additional music editor
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Andrew Hausmann .... music librarian (as Andrew Hauschild)
Greg Hayes .... assistant score recording engineer
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... additional score mixer
Mike Nowak .... conductor: orchestra
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Noah Scot Snyder .... digital score recordist (as Noah Snyder)
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Casey Stone .... music scoring recordist
Ronald J. Webb .... music editor
Terry Wilson .... music editor
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jack R. Campbell .... transportation co-captain
Bert Fernandez .... transportation dispatcher
Mike Riportella .... transportation captain
Wayne Williams .... transportation coordinator
Rob Byer .... driver: fuel truck (uncredited)
Bruce Callahan .... transportation (uncredited)
Vicki Sousa .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
David Bax .... production assistant
Kim Bonham .... animal trainer
Ursula Brauner .... head animal trainer
Jon Bruno .... adr loop group
Joshua Bryant .... stand-in: Mr. Sarsgaard
Jennifer Byrd .... stand-in: Ms. King (as Jenn Byrd)
Kathleen Marie Carr .... stand-in: Ms. Shannon (as Kathleen Carr)
Donna Corwin .... studio teacher
Emily Currie .... assistant: Mr. Gardner
Cris De Arce .... production assistant
Jason De Meo .... accounting clerk
Brian Demonbreun .... stand-in: Mr. Reilly
Devon Evans .... animal trainer
Charles Fagin .... assistant location manager
France Myung Fagin .... location manager
Heidi Falconer .... unit publicist
Manuel Figueroa .... production assistant
Eric Fitzgerald .... titles
Jane Goldsmith .... script supervisor
Max Grey .... set intern
Nicholas Guest .... adr loop group
Mark Harden .... assistant animal trainer
Jason Harris .... adr loop group
Shelly Heyward .... production assistant (as Shelly M. Heyward)
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Natalie Hsieh .... set production assistant
Mary Jasionowski .... production accountant
Stephen Kardell .... assistant location manager: Boston (as Stephen E. Kardell)
Phillip Knoedel .... construction medic
Angela Kodicek .... stand-in: Ms. Dern
Kate Lott .... production assistant
James E. Maddux .... location medic
Amanda J. Mantovani .... assistant: Ms, Shannon
Frank McGrath .... production assistant
Meredith McIvor .... assistant production coordinator
Karl Brian Miller .... animal trainer
Stephanie A. Purdy .... animal trainer
Lynne Redding .... adr loop group
Beatriz Rivas .... payroll accountant
Melissa Robinson .... consultant: product placement
Rebecca Robinson .... assistant: Mr. White
Al Rodrigo .... adr loop group
Phil Scalisi .... craft service
Jennifer Scott .... first assistant accountant
Stan Sellers .... adr loop group
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Jon Shere .... project consultant
John Summers .... stand-in for Thomas McCarthy
Elizabeth Swackhamer .... adr loop group
Emily Takehara .... post-production accountant
Hirotatsu Taniguchi .... production assistant
Amy H. Tung .... assistant production coordinator
Diane Ward .... production coordinator
Claudette Wells .... adr loop group
Jeff White .... assistant: Mr. Sarsgaard
Katherine Grace .... layout board (uncredited)
Noel Davis Poyner .... publicity intern (uncredited)
Megan Stas .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Miguel Arteta .... thanks
Matthew Greenfield .... thanks
Alicia Silverstone .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive references
Runtime:
97 min
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Trivia:
The website where Molly makes her card is a real website for making greeting cards.See more »
Quotes:
Peggy:I've always been disappointed by people. So... I've really only been able to count on my pets. I know it's pathetic, but...
Newt:Hey, it's not pathetic.
Peggy:...but it's enough. It was enough last month and last week and it'll be enough next week, and... because of you, I've really been able to, acknowledge that part of my life in a deeper way, so... so thank you. And this just, you know, confirms what I already know, so...
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35 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Finding direction, finding a purpose, 18 April 2007
Author: jessie142 from United States

To be honest, isn't everyone a little obsessed? Many characters in Year of the Dog have their own obsessions, their own ways of giving meaning or purpose to their lives.

The hunting neighbor is obsessed with his knife collection and his hunting fantasies. Peggy's sister is obsessed with her children. Her friend is obsessed with man-hunting and dating.

But Peggy lacks direction to her life. It's a plain vanilla existence for her, until a shattering event happens in her dull little world of routine.

Peggy's world expands, and she considers many things previously unknown to her.

She tries on new ideas, and in her own way finds her own "obsession" that also is less selfish than the paths chosen by others around her.

People who are unexcited by a purpose are pretty dull, but if we need to find something to give our lives direction and substance, why not choose an interest that helps others, including animals? Mike White has created a movie touches on a subject that many people experience, but few films cover.

It's a gem!

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