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The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984)

La guerre des tuques (original title)
During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie.


André Mélançon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cédric Jourde ... Luc Chicoine
Marie-Pierre A. D'Amour ... Sophie Tremblay
Julien Elie ... Pierre
Minh Vu Duc ... François 'Les Lunettes'
Maryse Cartwright ... Lucie Tremblay
Luc Boucher ... Ti-Jacques
Natalie Gagnon Natalie Gagnon ... France
Olivier Monette Olivier Monette ... Jean-Louis Lapierre
Mario Monette ... Leroux
Gilbert Monette ... Leroux
Patrick St-Pierre ... Daniel Blanchette (as Patrick Periz)
Mathieu Savard ... Ti-Guy La Lune
Jean-François Leblanc ... Chabot
Steve Savage Steve Savage ... Maranda
Carlos Da Costa Carlos Da Costa ... Lagace


During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village split themselves into two groups, build a huge snow fort, and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The youthful rivalry opens up linger tension among some group members, and helps members see each other differently than they had before. This is particularly true for the leaders of the two groups, Luc and Sophie, who find themselves torn between admiring each other from a distance, yet leading their own group to victory.

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War, peace, love and honor...in the world of children


Comedy | Drama | Family


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L'amour a pris son temps
Lyrics by Roger Léger & Danièle Faubert
Music by Germain Gauthier
Sung by Nathalie Simard
Produced and published by Les Productions La Fête Inc.
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A classic movie for kids.
23 January 2001 | by copycat-5See all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was about 8 years old. I taped it and watched it over and over. I loved it so much I even borrowed the novel from the library and red it twice. As a child I didn't read a lot of books for fun so this was a first. I have not seen this movie for 15 years. I recently saw it on TV. It wasn't till now that I realized that it was dubbed. I always thought that it was originally in English.

This movie is on my list of favourite movies. It's not a spectacular, oscar winning movie but it just brings back memories of how much I use to love it. The ending always left me crying. The values it teaches still rings true today. War does nothing even if it is with snowballs.

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Release Date:

25 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


CAD1,340,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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