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My Dog Skip (2000)

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 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 | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi perro Skip See more »

Filming Locations:

Canton, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,941, 16 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,099,640, 4 July 2000
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie took place in Yazoo, Mississippi. Residents of Yazoo had the opportunity to purchase special "My Dog Skip" t-shirts. See more »

Goofs

When Willie is in school and the class is having Show And Tell, the date on the chalkboard says Sept. 27, 1942, which is a Sunday. And the calendar hanging over the chalkboard shows a month with the last day being a Monday. September 1942 ends on a Wednesday. See more »

Quotes

Willie Morris: [writing a letter to Dink] How long does it take mail to get from here to Europe?
Ellen Morris: Where in Europe?
Willie Morris: Where Dink is, Foxhole in the south of France.
[Skip barks. Willie turns to Skip]
Willie Morris: Are you for Roosevelt, boy?
[Skip barks]
Willie Morris: What do you think about Hitler?
[Willie growls, and Skip growls ever fiercer]
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A family movie that the adults will probably appreciate even more than their kids
18 April 2000 | by mctheimerSee all my reviews

This is an absolutely wonderful movie that's aimed for children, but will probably be even more loved by adults.

In 1942, a 10-year-old boy who is more intellectual than athletic and is constantly teased by others finds solace in the puppy given to him on his birthday. The dog helps him make friends and grow up.

That's the capsule of the plot. This movie is much more than that. The acting all around is excellent, but special credit must be given to Frankie Munoz (as the boy) and Moose, the dog from "Frasier" as...the dog.

"My Dog Skip" does a wonderful job of showing all of the joys and agonies of changing from a child into a young adult. It's hard not to recognize yourself in the episodes.

While this movie is sentimental, it's not played for sentimentality. That's much of why it works so well. You won't feel like you're being manipulated as you watch.

Be forwarned: some of the scenes might be rather intense for children under the age of seven. You, as an adult, will probably want to bring along some hankies. >


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