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Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)

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Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

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Richard Martin

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Kevin DiCicco (character "Air Bud"), Paul Tamasy (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Conway ... Fred Davis
Dick Martin ... Phil Phil
Kevin Zegers ... Josh Framm
Cynthia Stevenson ... Jackie Framm
Gregory Harrison ... Dr. Patrick Sullivan
Nora Dunn ... Natalya
Perry Anzilotti ... Popov
Robert Costanzo ... Coach Fanelli
Shayn Solberg Shayn Solberg ... Tom
Suzanne Ristic Suzanne Ristic ... Principal Salter
Alyson MacLaren Alyson MacLaren ... Andrea Framm
Tyler Thompson Tyler Thompson ... Oliver
Rhys Williams ... Goose
Shahai Khademi Shahai Khademi ... Juan (as Shahri Khademi)
Jason Anderson Jason Anderson ... Weeble
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Storyline

Now in the 8th Grade, Josh discovers he has a great throwing arm and tries out for his school football team. It is then soon discovered that his dog, Buddy, can also make impossible catches, and the two become an unstoppable force. However, an evil duo of Russian circus-managers attempt to kidnap Buddy and use him as their main attraction, while the Timberwolves make it to the championship. Can Josh save Buddy before the big game? Written by Zac Abrams

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The Timberwolves Are About To Unleash Their Secret Weapon.... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Air Bud 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,603,726, 16 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,215,386, 18 October 1998
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Movie is in memory of "Buddy" who starred in "Air Bud" as a dog who played basketball. See more »

Goofs

When Josh brings in Buddy and suggests he play for the football team, he calls him their new "wide receptor." The position is "wide receiver." See more »

Quotes

Popov: We're Russians! We demand you take us to the Russian imbecile!
Natalya: It's "Embassy," imbecile!
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Connections

Referenced in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) See more »

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One Moment
Performed by Melinda Lindner
Music and Lyrics by Brahm Wenger
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A Sweet Movie For The Whole Family
24 August 1999 | by Maxi-14See all my reviews

This movie is in line with the first Air Bud. Not many sequels of this nature are tolerable let alone enjoyable. Air Bud: Golden Receiver is a movie that your whole family can enjoy. The movie centers around Josh Framm coming to terms with his mom's return to dating. Josh has to get used to the new man in his mom's life and a new sport for him and Buddy, football. Most people can relate to that being a difficult adjustment no matter how nice the man is. In this case it's the lovable Patrick Sullivan,DVM. The low point of this movie are the lampoonish villians Natalya and Popen. They try miserably to add slapstick comedy to this otherwise endearing film. A very notable scene is between Josh Framm and Coach Fanelli. The parts of Patrick Sullivan and Coach Fanelli were wonderfully casted.


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