When adventurous pets Chance, Shadow and Sassy are accidentally separated from their vacationing owners, they're left to fend for themselves on the mean streets of San Francisco, in search for the "golden bridge" that will take them home.


David R. Ellis
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Chance (voice)
Sally Field ... Sassy (voice)
Ralph Waite ... Shadow (voice)
Al Michaels Al Michaels ... Sparky Michaels (voice)
Tommy Lasorda ... Lucky Lasorda (voice)
Bob Uecker ... Trixie Uecker (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... French Poodle (voice)
Jon Polito ... Ashcan (voice)
Adam Goldberg ... Pete (voice)
Sinbad ... Riley (voice)
Carla Gugino ... Delilah (voice)
Tisha Campbell ... Sledge (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Bando (voice)
Ross Malinger ... Spike (voice)
Michael Bell ... Stokey (voice)


Shadow, Sassy and Chance are back! It's been three years since their trek through the woods and over the mountains. Now the family lives in San Fransisco and they're taking a vacation in Canada. Only problem, the pets escape from the airport while being put in the cargo area of the plane. Now their family is in Canada and the pets are all alone in San Fransisco. They meet scruffy bully dogs and a gang of rebel dogs all abandoned and have started their own group. Also looking for them is a "Blood Red Van" driven by bumbling dog catchers. Also Chance meets a girl dog and it's love at first bite. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Your favorite talking animals are back!


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When Sassy runs up the stairs where she startles Mr. Seaver into tossing the laundry he is carrying. Chance ends up with underwear on his head and after shaking it free proceeds to chase Sassy into the yard. In the yard, on top of a small rise, is a child's hide and seek tunnel where Sassy takes refuge. The incorrigible Chance pushes the tunnel down the incline just to create mischief and we see Sassy running inside as if in an exercise wheel. When the tunnel stops rolling, we see Sassy emerge and stagger around, dizzy from the ride. This scene was shot in cuts. For the chase shots, the dog and cat were very comfortable working together and had a long pre-training period. Chance was given voice commands to nudge the tunnel down the slope with food as a reward. For the segment where the cat is inside, the tunnel was rolled gently and the cat walked forward as it rolled. No cat was inside when the tunnel was rolling fast. When the cat emerges, it is from a slow rocking tunnel controlled by the trainer who also used an undetectable waistband on the cat made of monofilament, which he pulled gently, making it appear as if the cat was dizzy. See more »


When Chance and Delilah are walking down a sidewalk, the spots on Chance's head changes as he hits his head on a red fire hydrant, revealing it to be a stunt double. See more »


Ashcan: Oh great! You missed them!
Pete: You missed them?
Ashcan: Ah shut up!
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References Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) See more »


Bring It To Me
Written by James McGee, Randy Pringle, Scottie Freebies and Krisna Booker
Performed by Collective Thoughts
Courtesy of Transition Music
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not quite up there with the first
14 September 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Those three beloved pets Chance, Sassy, and Shadow are preparing for a vacation with their human owners. Unfortunately, the pets get stranded at the airport and find themselves running wild all over the city of San Francisco, befriending (as well as making enemies with) street dogs who distrust humans, eluding greedy dogcatchers, and trying desperately to make it home safely to their owners. Amusing and well-intended, this sequel has lots more vocal talents, hilarious wisecracks, and impressive Bay Area scenery, but the story is strained and lacks the heart, joy, and sheer entertainment value of its predecessor. **½

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8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco See more »


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$8,605,649, 10 March 1996

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