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Worst in Show -- Each summer in Petaluma, CA the 'World's Ugliest Dog' contest takes place. Contestants and their ugly dogs travel from all over to square off for prizes, fame and the championship title. The 2009 contest featured a major upset as Pabst, a rescue dog with a 2-inch under-bite beat out Rascal, a crazy looking pooch who may (or may not...) hold the worlds record for ugliest dog.

'Worst in Show' features several contestants on their quest for the crown and unexpected twists and turns abound. Tensions mount, feelings get hurt and an ugly dog is crowned champ.


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31 January 2011 (USA) See more »
The camera is cast on the competitors in the annual "Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest" which takes place each summer in Petaluma, CA. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dane Andrew ... Himself

Rascal The World's Ugliest Dog ... Himself

Jane Russell ... Herself - Rascal Fan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Adler ... Himself
Miles Egstad ... Himself
Icky Theuglydog ... Himself

Directed by
John T. Beck 
Don R. Lewis 
Produced by
Gavin ap' Morrygan .... executive producer
John T. Beck .... executive producer
Mark Bell .... co-producer
Don R. Lewis .... executive producer
Kent Osborne .... associate producer
Duane A. Sikes .... associate producer
Nate Torrens .... associate producer
Ryan Phillips Williams .... co-producer
Cinematography by
John T. Beck 
Thom E. Butler 
Mic Hawk 
Don R. Lewis 
Film Editing by
John T. Beck 
Animation Department
Randy J. Huling .... animator
Dane Andrew .... special thanks
Rascal The World's Ugliest Dog .... special thanks
Ray Arthur Wang .... photo credit

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USA:59 min
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A Pretty Good Lil' Local Doc, 10 March 2012
Author: augusts from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I just watched this last week & thoroughly enjoyed it. It's quite fascinating. It's about the Ugliest Dog Contest that takes place in Petaluma, CA every summer. I've lived in the same county for almost 16 years & this is the first I've heard of the contest. I may just go this year for the heck of it because of this film, even though I'm not a dog or pet owner(although I've owned a few in the distant past).

The filmmakers interview the various contestants of the contest and you get to know them and their dogs. They follow a few of the owners who are REALLY into it and you find out somewhat of what makes them so obsessed with the contest and winning. Of course, there's some competitiveness between owners. And the dogs are great to watch and although ugly, have their own charm.

Surprised this has rated so low so far with a 2.7. It may have to do with the quality of the film it was shot on which isn't the best. Also, I think the filmmakers could've gone further into finding out what makes the owners so into the competitive side of the contest. I think it deserves far better though. And I like the fact that the title of this film plays off the title of the fantastic film 'Best In Show' which is about a fictional dog show(I'd highly recommend it, if you've not seen it. It's hilarious & has a great cast). This doc is the real deal though!

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