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's owner chases Buddy and Josh, numerous shots of him behind the wheel clearly show the transmission lever in "park". 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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Since most kids' movies are horrible, parents dread having to sit through them alongside their children. But this is harmless, feel-good fun that even a parent can stomach. It's a tad unbelievable, and some stunts are all too convenient, but so what? We can all suspend a certain amount of disbelief and enjoy a movie, right?
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