When a runaway stray dog is rescued by the local neighborhood kids, they discover a nearby gang is involved.

Director:

Greg Beeman

Writers:

Stephen Bonds (screenplay), Stephen Bonds (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... James Turner (The Hermit)
Robert Costanzo ... Bernie
Peter Smith Peter Smith ... Jason
Candace Cameron Bure ... Julie (as Candace Cameron)
Adam Carl ... Melvin
Sean Hall Sean Hall ... Clarence
Jason Hervey ... Clint Westwood
Sarah Jo Martin ... Kristi
Scott Nemes Scott Nemes ... Wendell
James Tolkan ... The Kennel Master
Jamie Abbott Jamie Abbott ... Sponge
Kevin King Cooper Kevin King Cooper ... Spud
J.J. Hardy ... Big Al
Laura Jacoby Laura Jacoby ... Blister
Eric Walker ... Scratch
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When a runaway stray dog is rescued by the local neighborhood kids, they discover a nearby gang is involved.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Abenteuer der 5 kleinen Spione See more »

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Walt Disney Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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We Got The Beat
Performed by The Go-Go's
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One of my favorites when I was a kid
14 September 2003 | by AllMT3See all my reviews

You know the drill: A group of neighborhood kids rescue their dog from the clutches of the evil Kennel Master and the local street gang.

My two cents worth: This movie reminds me a lot of The Goonies; group of diverse 1980's kids working together to take down the ring of bad guys. I'm guessing that the movie will have the most appeal if you see it for the first time when you're about the same age or younger than the characters (12 or 13).

Part of the attraction was watching the kids plan and execute the kennel break in, using only the limited resources that a kid would have access to (kind of subversive, for Disney). The scenes with the town Hermit as their trainer/mentor were a nice touch, along with the pure evilness of the Kennel Master.

Like Mr. Boogedy and many of the other Disney Channel movies from the same time period, these have never been released on tape. I don't even think they re-air them anymore, which is unfortunate, since I'm sure there are other people out there who remember them as fondly as I do (and my copy-of-a-copy is looking pretty shabby).

Recommendations: Other good live action Disney? "Flight of the Navigator", for sure (though copies are pretty hard to come by), "Honey, I shrunk the kids" (which Disney channel's been re-airing recently), and "Three Musketeers" are some of my favorites. I'd also recommend Hocus Pocus (though it's not to everyone's taste).


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