A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director:

Jay Russell

Writers:

Willie Morris (book), Gail Gilchriest (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Dink
Frankie Muniz ... Willie Morris
Kevin Bacon ... Jack Morris
Diane Lane ... Ellen Morris
Mark Beech Mark Beech ... Army Buddy
Susan Carol Davis ... Mrs. Jenkins
David Pickens David Pickens ... Mr. Jenkins
Bradley Coryell Bradley Coryell ... Big Boy Wilkinson
Daylan Honeycutt Daylan Honeycutt ... Henjie Henick
Cody Linley ... Spit McGee
Lucile Doan Ewing Lucile Doan Ewing ... Aunt Maggie
Polly Craig ... Grandmother Mamie
John Stiritz John Stiritz ... Grandfather Percy
Enzo ... Skip
Moose ... Skip
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Storyline

A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris. Written by Stephen Hughes

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Taglines:

Every family needs an optimist.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violent content and mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kevin Bacon did the voice of the main character in Balto (1995) who was half dog/half wolf. See more »

Goofs

It's unclear while a 'German' WWII helmet would have an insignia on the side toward the front, in the shape of a shield with diagonal blue-white-red lines. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Memory is a funny thing. Recollections slip and out and around in time, leaving plenty of room to weave and backtrack, and drift, and glide.
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Connections

References The Round Up (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Tuxedo Junction
Performed by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra (as Gene Krupa & His Orchestra)
Written by Erskine Hawkins, William Johnson, Julian Dash & Buddy Feyne
Published by Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP) and Lewis Music (ASCAP)
Administered by Music Sales and Rytvoc, Inc. Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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loosen up
26 April 2004 | by beaner-1See all my reviews

This movie sucked me in from the very beginning. I am a sucker for movies that depict childhood through the eyes of the child after they have become an adult. It is really about the powers of friendship and the rites of passage that mark our lives as we get older and move forward through life. Despite all the violence that permeates the movies, where the body count keeps going up, I was shaken when Willie strikes the dog during a baseball game. We all do things that we are ashamed of and this scene struck me as very realistic. In the end when Willie goes away to college and the dog is waiting at the bus stop for him, there is a permeating sadness that I occasionally feel when I think of things I loved that no longer exist. Damn movie made me cry.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Dog Skip See more »

Filming Locations:

Canton, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,943, 17 January 2000

Gross USA:

$34,134,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,547,761
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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