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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

Writers:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anna Chlumsky turned down a role in this film. See more »

Goofs

A wild wolf pack is shown in the movie that takes place in Virginia. There are no wild wolf packs in Virginia. See more »

Quotes

Matthew Turner: This dog stinks.
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Connections

Spoofed in DinoHand (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Lassie' Main Title (TV Series)
Written by Les Baxter
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Loved it!
26 April 2004 | by prairiedog5413See all my reviews

If you can't stand wholesome family entertainment, you should probably stay away from this one. As to the comment that "This one should be stuck in the back of the doghouse", by another "reviewer", consider it it just someone's toxic two cents that should be ignored. It's not titillating, or gory, or intellectually challenging, but it wasn't meant to be - it's a movie for kids.

It's a story about a boy and a dog, and it's done well. One should expect a bit of sentimentality in a movie called "Lassie", and it's appropriately there. It's uplifting and heartwarming (God forbid!). The scenery was great, as was the soundtrack. Mr. Guiry did a fine job as Matt, and Lassie was, of course, awesome.


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