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Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999)

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A heart-warming comedy about the friendship between the new kid in town and a soccer-playing dog on the lam from the dog-catcher. It's up to these two underdogs to win the PeeWee Soccer League championship game.

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Tony Giglio

Writer:

Daniel Forman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Marshall ... Alden
Olivia d'Abo ... Elena
Jeremy Foley ... Clay
Sam McMurray ... Coach Shaw
Burton Gilliam ... The Mail Man
Billy Drago ... (Damon Fleming) The Dog Catcher
Kyle Gibson Kyle Gibson ... Vince
Evan Matthew Cohen Evan Matthew Cohen ... Sonny (as Evan Cohen)
Brocker Way Brocker Way ... Berger
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ... Vito
Kirk Baily ... Ref
Brad Grunberg ... Fundersburk
Carrie Genzel ... Reporter
Franklin Dennis Jones ... Coach Brody
Douglas S. Ornstein Douglas S. Ornstein ... The Fan (as Doug Ornstein)
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A successful man with nostalgia for his days as a soccer player attempts to adopt an orphan so he can teach him all about his favorite sport. But soon after bringing the lad home, the new father is disappointed to discover that the lad is not interested in playing soccer. This creates tension, until a stray dog with a remarkable talent for playing soccer shows up and helps to bring father and new son together. Written by Sandra Brennan

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There may be 101 Dalmatians but there's only 1 Soccer Dog! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Soccer Dog, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Pooch See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Funny family flick.....
27 February 2001 | by BuddyBoy-2See all my reviews

SOCCER DOG: THE MOVIE provides fun, diverting viewing for kids, while sneaking in some sly comedy for their parents. Sure, it's a low-budget AIR BUD for the foreign market, but it doesn't pretend to be anything else. I feel a little sorry for the viewer who expected "research"-- a little sorry, but not much more. As for the viewer complaining that all the adult characters were "baffoons," perhaps he meant to say "baboons" or "buffoons." Stars Marshall and D'Abo give credible performances. And while many of the supporting adult characters are indeed broadly-drawn, they do their jobs and get some laughs. And the kid and his dog are very effective. I watched SOCCER DOG with my young niece. She loved it, and she's watched it since. The movie entertained her


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