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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.Written by
Principal Pepper calls Buddy "Air Bud" during Buddy's introduction to the school the first time in the franchise he is referred to by his real name. See more »
When Buddy first jumped through Josh's bedroom window, into Josh's bedroom, Josh was at a desk, reading online. In all scenes thereafter, the desk is replaced with a small chest. See more »
[starts looking for Buddy after he wakes up Christmas morning]
[not seeing him under the bed where he expected]
[leaps out of bed alarmed by not finding him]
[he runs downstairs, finds Buddy, beside Jackie, with a Christmas ribbon on his forehead]
Merry Christmas, Josh!
[hugs Buddy, extra heavily, causing Buddy to whine]
Thank you mom. thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
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I loved this movie when I was a kid, and even back then I had little idea why. I mean, it wasn't like I thought it was particularly funny or touching or anything like that. I guess I just really liked the basic premise, because you have to admit the central idea is pretty weird and nutty. How stoned do you have to get before you come up with a dog that plays basketball? How would that even remotely work? I'm really putting too much thought in this movie I guess, but it's just so bizarre that I've always found it very entertaining. I've learned the sequels actually stretch the premise even further and involve dogs that can play soccer, baseball and volleyball, but this one will always be the one and only original "dog does weird athletic stuff it can't possibly do"-flick.
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