Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Director:

Richard Martin

Writers:

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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Just dog it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Six dogs played Bud. See more »

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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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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

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One Moment
Performed by Melinda Lindner
Music and Lyrics by Brahm Wenger
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Why not make it a LITTLE believable?
10 January 2004 | by pettyfogSee all my reviews

Hey, I've seen a lot of dumb premise movies made for kids...

The original Air Bud wasnt too bad. "Soccer Dog" STUNK.

If this had been about a PopWarner club team, there MIGHT have been a premise. But this is a SCHOOL team. Are we SURE Bud is passing his classes? But I will assume this movie was made by political progressives who would allow for their utopia in which "If you can perform" you dont need to follow rules.

Never mind that a dog cant catch even a pee-wee size football.

But maybe it's never too early to make your kid a cynic.


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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: Golden Receiver See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,603,726, 16 August 1998

Gross USA:

$10,224,116

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,224,116
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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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