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Lassie (1994)

Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for... See full summary »

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Daniel Petrie

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Eric Knight (character of Lassie), Matthew Jacobs | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Guiry ... Matthew Turner (as Thomas Guiry)
Helen Slater ... Laura Turner
Jon Tenney ... Steve Turner
Brittany Boyd Brittany Boyd ... Jennifer Turner
Frederic Forrest ... Sam Garland
Richard Farnsworth ... Len Collins
Michelle Williams ... April Porter
Joe Inscoe ... Pete Jarman
Yvonne Erickson ... Mrs. Jarman (as Yvonne Brisendine)
Clayton Barclay Jones Clayton Barclay Jones ... Josh Garland
Charlie Hofheimer ... Jim Garland
Jody Smith Strickler Jody Smith Strickler ... Mildred Garland
Margaret Peery Margaret Peery ... Mrs. Parker
David Bridgewater David Bridgewater ... Customer
Earnest Poole Jr. Earnest Poole Jr. ... Highway Patrolman #1
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Storyline

Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for everyone, especially Matt, who feels lost and alone in his new surroundings. Fortunately, the Turners are helped by a homeless collie who becomes part of their lives - and Matt does a lot of growing up as a result of the dog's unflinching loyalty. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Best friends are forever.

Genres:

Family | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some pre-teen mischief, mild language and suspenseful action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lassie: Best Friends are forever See more »

Filming Locations:

Hinton, West Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,979,683
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Helen Slater and Jon Tenney later played a married couple once again in the season 4 second part episode of "Will & Grace" titled "Moveable Feast." See more »

Goofs

In the scene when the family is in the car leaving the Collins Store after arriving in Franklin Falls, the father says "Matt, all aboard" but you can clearly see his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Matthew Turner: This dog stinks.
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Go Lassie, go!
30 March 2005 | by Raymond-GossenSee all my reviews

I really don't understand some of the negative reviews. What do people expect when they pick up a Lassie video? Yes, this one is admittedly formulaic: crisis looms - Lassie saves the day (repeatedly - it's like four or five of the TV episodes compressed into one movie. Maybe some people feel it's too simplistic, or that there's too much shaggy-haired heroism for one movie. But it's Lassie, for crying out loud! My four-year-old daughter loves it, as do her eight- and eleven-year-old cousins (a boy and a girl, respectively). Older kids would probably find it too schmaltzy, but for the younger ones (and for me, who can remember watching the TV series when I was a kid, and for my wife who's a sucker for schmaltz), it's great.


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