5.2/10
14,816
36 user 36 critic

Air Bud (1997)

Trailer
0:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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 ... See full summary »

Writers:

Kevin DiCicco (character "Air Bud"), Paul Tamasy | 1 more credit »
Reviews
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Director: Richard Martin
Stars: Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Tim Conway
Air Bud 3 (Video 2000)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A boy and his dog take on the world of soccer.

Director: Bill Bannerman
Stars: Kevin Zegers, Dale Midkiff, David Glyn-Jones
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Josh has gone to college and his little sister Andrea enlists their dog Buddy in her baseball team just as Buddy's puppies are kidnapped by Rocky the Raccoon.

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Jeffrey Ballard, Jay Brazeau, Jason Bryden
Air Bud: Spikes Back (Video 2003)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Disney serves up adventure with everyone's favorite golden retriever!

Director: Mike Southon
Stars: Darren J. Birch, Christopher Bishop, Tyler Boissonnault
Air Buddies (Video 2006)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When dad BUDDY and mom MOLLY are dognapped, their five adorable pups, the AIR BUDDIES, must save the day...

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Cascy Beddow, Jane Carr, Kelly Chapek
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Bernie, Louie, Mac
Snow Buddies (Video 2008)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race.

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Jim Belushi, Jimmy Bennett, Lothaire Bluteau
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

MVP 2 opens with the lovable Jack being ousted from his hockey team, the Seattle Simians, and having to hit the road after being falsely accused of league misconduct. Jack ends up in the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Bob Burnquist, Bernie
Super Buddies (Video 2013)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Watch the fur fly as a new breed of superhero is born in Disneys fun-filled epic adventure. An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B- Dawg, Buddha ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Trey Loney, John Ratzenberger, Michael Teigen
Space Buddies (Video 2009)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Disney's pups are back and take one small step for dog and one giant leap for dogkind.

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: F.T. Anderson, Diedrich Bader, Field Cate
Treasure Buddies (Video 2012)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Disney invites you on a treasure-hunting adventure with the Buddies!

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Tucker Albrizzi, Adam Alexi-Malle, Tim Conway
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

The third installment in the series of films that began with 2000's MVP: Most Valuable Primate finds the athletically inclined chimp Jack taking to the slopes. After hooking up with some ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince
Stars: Robby Benson, Devin Douglas Drewitz, Trevor Wright
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jeter ... Norm Snively
Kevin Zegers ... Josh Framm
Wendy Makkena ... Jackie Framm
Bill Cobbs ... Arthur Chaney
Eric Christmas ... Judge Cranfield
Jay Brazeau ... Referee 1
Nicola Cavendish Nicola Cavendish ... Principal Pepper
Brendan Fletcher ... Larry Willingham
Norman Browning Norman Browning ... Buck Willingham
Stephen E. Miller ... Coach Barker
Shayn Solberg Shayn Solberg ... Tom
Chris Turner Chris Turner ... Greg
Christine Kennedy Christine Kennedy ... Melissa
Frank C. Turner ... Bailiff
Marion Dodd Marion Dodd ... Reporter (as Marian Dodd)
Edit

Storyline

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 <BReid@proedit.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He Sits. He Stays. He Shoots. He Scores. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's Air Bud See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,720,516, 3 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,629,916, 12 December 1997
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The dog who plays Buddy also played Comet in Full House. See more »

Goofs

Before the final game, Josh is sitting on the bench in the locker room, and the coach is addressing the team. A towel is on Josh's lap, then around his neck, then on his lap in alternating shots of the same scene. See more »

Quotes

Josh Framm: [During first Timberwolves & Warriors basketball game, Buddy comes into gymnasium and knocked basketball out of a Warrior's grip] Buddy!
[Both teams start chasing Buddy, to try to get the basketball back, saying "Get him!"]
Josh Framm: Buddy, stop!
Referee #1: Hey, gimme that ball.
Jackie Framm: [Loose basketball then hits a Gatorade ice-chest, causing a big spill on gymnasium floor] Excuse me.
Josh Framm: Get back here.
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

O Holy Night
Music by Adolphe Adam (uncredited)
Lyricist: English lyrics by John Sullivan Dwight (uncredited)
Performed by St. John's Episcopal Choir
Donald Pearson, Conductor
Courtesy of Delos International
By Arrangement with Source/Q
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Family movie
10 June 2001 | by RexMantisSee all my reviews

This is a good movie for younger kids despite some brief mild language. The dog playing basketball just doesn't make sense to me though. I could take the ball away from the dog and its not like he has the height advantage. If you have small kids they would enjoy it.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 36 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed