The film was originally called "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Warner Brothers". It was based on the career of Rin Tin Tin. The story was written by Cy Howard in 1971. He hired Arnold Schulman to write the script. It was developed by David Picker at Warner Brothers. He took the script with him when he moved to Paramount Pictures, causing the title to be changed. Filming started in August 1975. See more »
Moments after they emerge from ocean soaking wet, Estie and Won Ton Ton are completely dry. See more »
It has been thirty years since I saw this movie when released for TV. The first thing that caught my attention was the movie was promoted for having a CAVALCADE OF STARS. There is a myriad of cameo appearances by stars from the past.
The story line starts out rather slowly, and I was fortunate to be patient enough until an actual plot began to develop. Similar to a good book, you almost don't make it to the point when it becomes interesting and then the fun begins and you have a hard time putting it down. It's a parody on former Hollywood Stars, their ego's and excesses. Very amusing yet silly, but there is realistic parallel to the current tribulations of today,s pop stars L.Lohnan and B. Spears.
I can't understand why it has not been shown on a Movie Channel This movie has somewhat of a cultishness to it. As a young boy Rin Tin Tin was and always will be my favorite but when looking for an unusual ethereal type movie WON TON TON is the STAR.
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