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First Dog (2010)

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A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John-Paul Howard ...
Teddy - The First Dog
Big Mike
Paula Nelson ...
Kerry Wallum ...
Band Manager (KW) / The Paula Nelson Band
Alexander Yurchikov ...
Agent Morello (as Sasha Yurchikov)
Bill Heiser ...


While US president Barrett opens a school bearing his name, his inseparable dog Teddy gets lost in the commotion when a gun is fired at its master. To avoid a press scandal, the matter is kept discrete. The dog wanders off to a country orphanage, where Teddy chooses as new master Danny Milbright, a shy boy who never seems to be considered for adoption but has a strong sense of justice, impelling him to return Teddy to his master. It proves an eventful journey all the way to D.C. Written by KGF Vissers

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boy | president | dog | fugue | u.s. president | See more »


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Release Date:

15 December 2012 (Belgium)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The Oval Office desk, rug and props are those used in the The West Wing (1999) TV series, and both National Treasure movies. The Oval Office set was a full scale replica of the Oval Office, and was built specifically for First Dog on the stage of the Sobrato high school theater by high school film students and teachers under a unique mentorship program. The mentorship program was created by First American Cinema to mentor the senior students on an actual feature film set. The mentorship program was created by Bryan Michael Stoller of First American Cinema, and Gary Harmon of the Sobrato High School (Sobrato Conservatory of the Arts). See more »


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charming character, but too flat (Spoiler)
22 March 2011 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie.I found the good thing about this movie is that the child that play Danny is charm and so cute and the dog is cute , funny, and lovely.The story line is beautiful. I thought it's a one of a good plot. But the bad thing about this movie is that the story is so flat and the relationship between kid and dog is so flat and far from profound Other drawback is that this movie present the story message is far from dept. They just present the message by the word that character said that you must return the thing to the owner. But the story didn't say why you should do this.It' make the massage that using flat and not insightful And the last drawback of this movie is that the ending that present negligently. I admired that I like the way that story ending, But they present rather bad. It doesn't impressed or make make emotion enough

On conclusion, I like this movie about the character is charming and the story line is good .But I don't like about their presentation of story is too dull, flat, far from profound, and not insightful

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