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Air Bud (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Norm Snively
... Josh Framm
... Jackie Framm
... Arthur Chaney
... Judge Cranfield
... Referee 1
Nicola Cavendish ... Principal Pepper
... Larry Willingham
Norman Browning ... Buck Willingham
... Coach Barker
Shayn Solberg ... Tom
Chris Turner ... Greg
Christine Kennedy ... Melissa
... Bailiff
Marion Dodd ... Reporter (as Marian Dodd)
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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>

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

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's Air Bud  »

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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
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Finished filming in less than a month. See more »

Goofs

When Snively chases Josh and Buddy through the park, Josh's jeans change color from light blue to dark blue, then back to light blue, then to dark blue, then back to light blue. See more »

Quotes

Principal Pepper: May I have your attention, please? Uh, we have a real treat for you folks. I'd like you to all welcome our own guard, Josh Framm. And the new mascot, for the Timberwolves basketball team, Air-Bud!
Melissa: Great.
[Josh brings Buddy to the basketball rim, tosses a basketball to get Buddy pop up and through the net. Buddy was not ready, the audience laughs while teammate Timberwolves lightly moan]
Josh Framm: [sighs] Let's go. Let's go. Come on, I'm just playing. Yeah, good boy. Just, like we always do. You already ...
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.38 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Splish Splash
Written by Bobby Darin and Murray the 'K' (as Jean Murray)
Produced and Performed by Jimmy Z.
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Family movie
10 June 2001 | by See 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.


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