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My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 3 March 2000 (USA)
A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dink
... Willie Morris
... Jack Morris
... Ellen Morris
Mark Beech ... Army Buddy
... Mrs. Jenkins
David Pickens ... Mr. Jenkins
Bradley Coryell ... Big Boy Wilkinson
Daylan Honeycutt ... Henjie Henick
... Spit McGee
Lucile Doan Ewing ... Aunt Maggie
Polly Craig ... Grandmother Mamie
John Stiritz ... Grandfather Percy
... Skip
... 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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Every family needs an optimist.

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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

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Warner Bros.

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3 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi perro Skip  »

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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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Trivia

Moose, the dog who plays Skip, is best known for playing Eddie in the sitcom Frasier (1993). He died of natural causes in June 2006. See more »

Goofs

Dink's letters home talk of being in France, yet the Allied invasion did not take place until 1944. See more »

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Narrator: Old Skip was 11, and feeble with arthritis, but he never lost that old devilish look in his eye. He made my room his own. Came across an old photo of him not long ago. His little face, with the long snout sniffing at something in the air. His tail was straight out, pointing. Eyes were flashing in some momentary excitement. He always loved to be rubbed on the back of his neck. And when I did it, he'd yawn and he'd stretch, reach out to me with his paws, as if he was trying to embrace me. I ...
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References The Roundup (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby of Broadway
Performed by Richard Himber and His Orchestra (as Richard Himber & His Orchestra)
Written by Harry Warren & Al Dubin
Published by Warner Bros. Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Adorable Tale of Loyalty and Friendship
3 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

In 1942, in Yazoo, Mississippi, the lonely and outcast boy Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) is the only son of the harsh war veteran Jack Morris (Kevin Bacon), who lost his leg in Spain, and the housewife and lovely mother Ellen Morris (Diane Lane). Willie Is bullied by three schoolmates and his only friend is his older neighbor Dink Jenkins (Luke Wilson), who is a baseball player and idol of the town. When Dink goes to Europe fight in World War II, Willie is alone again. However, on his ninth birthday, Ellen gives a dog to her son despite the protest of Jack. Willie gives the name of Skipper "Skip" that becomes his best friend. Skip helps Willie to have friends and to get close to the girl Rivers Applewhite (Caitlin Wachs), for whom he has a crush, changing his life for better.

"My Dog Skip" is an adorable tale of loyalty and friendship based on a true story. It is beautiful to see the world through the eyes of a child while he is growing-up. Enzo the Dog is so cute and steals the show. "My Dog Skip" is a wonderful film for the whole family and I only regret that it took me fifteen years to see this movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Meu Cachorro Skip" ("My Dog Skip")


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