When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Director:

Brian Levant

Writers:

Jim Kouf (screenplay), Tommy Swerdlow (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Ted Brooks
James Coburn ... Thunder Jack
Sisqó ... Dr. Rupert Brooks (as Sisqo)
Nichelle Nichols ... Amelia Brooks
M. Emmet Walsh ... George
Graham Greene ... Peter Yellowbear
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Ernie
Joanna Bacalso ... Barb
Jean Michel Paré ... Olivier (as Jean-Michel Pare)
Michael Bolton ... Self - Special Appearance
Jason Pouliotte Jason Pouliotte ... Sneed Brother #1
David Boyce David Boyce ... Sneed Brother #2
Frank C. Turner ... Neely
Ron Small Ron Small ... Arthur
Alison Matthews ... TV Reporter
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Storyline

When Miami dentist Ted Brooks learns that his birth mother has passed away and that he was named in her will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Rather than the large chunk of change that many people would expect, Ted instead receives his mother's pack of rowdy sled dogs and her property. Although the dogs seemingly have it in for Ted, he decides to keep the dogs and race them in the local race, the Arctic Challenge, spiting a mountain man who wants the dogs. What follows is a comedy detailing Ted's adventures in learning to run the sled dogs. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Get ready for mush hour!


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Rated PG for mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ted's dogs are inside looking out the window of their home. Nana, the mutt, scratches at the window, while Demon jumps up on hay bales between two of the dogs. Bales of hay were placed next to the window. The dogs were placed on their marks on the hay bales by trainers. Two trainers hid inside and seven others stood outside the windows using verbal cues to get the dogs to look in different directions. The dog that played Demon was verbally cued by a trainer hiding inside the barn to jump up on the bales between two dogs that were already seated by the window. Nana was also verbally cued to paw at the window by a trainer. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Rupert Brooks is talking on the phone with Dr. Ted Brooks, his words don't match with the mouth movement. See more »

Quotes

Ernie: Demon's got it in his head that he's the alpha dog. You've gotta show him who's boss! Bite him on the ear!
Ted: I am not putting any part of that dog in my mouth!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the names of cast and crew members have a dog house instead of the letter A, bones instead of I and paws instead of the letter O. These three symbols also accompany the end credits, only this time they keep to the sides of the screen instead of filling in for letters. See more »


Soundtracks

You've Taken Me Places I Wish I'd Never Been
Written and Performed by Heather Myles (as Heather Miles)
Courtesy of Rounder Records
Under licensing from Ocean Park Music Group
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Entertaining, several laugh comedy
25 January 2003 | by martenskSee all my reviews

Very entertaining story of a Miami dentist who travels to Alaska when notified of biological mother's death. He finds love, a father and ownership of a pack of head strong sled dogs. I would define as an entertaining, several laugh comedy, worth adding to your viewing list.


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Language:

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Release Date:

18 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winterdance See more »

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,814,259, 20 January 2002

Gross USA:

$81,172,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,035,090
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