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A Dog of Flanders (1999)

PG | | Family, Drama | 27 August 1999 (USA)
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Poor, but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Brodie

Writers:

Ouida (story), Kevin Brodie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Warden ... Jehan
Jeremy James Kissner ... Nello
Jesse James ... Young Nello
Jon Voight ... Michel
Cheryl Ladd ... Anna
Bruce McGill ... William
Steven Hartley ... Cogez
Andrew Bicknell ... Stephens
Farren Monet ... Aloise
Antje de Boeck ... Millie
Madylin Sweeten ... Young Aloise (as Madyline Sweeten)
Deborah Pollitt Deborah Pollitt ... Mary Daas (as Deborah Pollit)
James Garde ... Steerns
Dirk Lavryssen Dirk Lavryssen ... Peter Paul Rubens (as Dirk Lavrysen)
Michel Vanderlinden Michel Vanderlinden ... Peddler
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Storyline

Poor, but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large sturdy dog native to Flanders) and adopt it and nurse it back to health, naming it Patrasche, the middle name of Nello's mother Mary, who died when Nello was very young. Nello's mother was a talented artist, and like his mother, he delights in drawing, and his friend Aloise is his model and greatest fan and supporter. Written by Martin Lewison <mlewison@utk.edu>

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Taglines:

It's not where you come from. It's where you're going.

Genres:

Family | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for one scene of mild violence, mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Força de Um Sonho See more »

Filming Locations:

Bokrijk, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$807,873, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,148,212, 26 September 1999
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cheryl Ladd's ex-husband, David Ladd, played the part of Nello in a previous film adaptation of A Dog of Flanders (1960). See more »

Goofs

Just before we see the traveling circus camp, Eloise's hair has braids in it. They disappear after she gets up and makes her way to the camp. See more »

Quotes

Anna Cogez: Nicholas, what are you going to do?
Nicholas Cogez: I'm going to find Nello. I've done that boy a terrible wrong, Anna.
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Alternate Versions

Two versions of the film exist: one with a main title sequence, set upon a aerial view of forests and valleys, after the first scene and another with the opening credits inserted into the first scene. See more »

Connections

Version of A Dog of Flanders (1960) See more »

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Cheer up Charlie
Taradam Music, Inc. Copyright 1971
Written by Anthony Newley (as Anthony Newly) and Leslie Bricusse
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Refreshing and entertaining
14 September 1999 | by HandykamSee all my reviews

I found this movie to be extemely refreshing and entertaining. Each scene drew me more involved to the story. It was great to see the veteran actor Jack Warden even if it was a brief role. Jon Voight plays a stand out role. I thought the movie would be mainly about the dog (a beautiful Bouvier), but the story is more about the talented boy. Also, the score by composer Richard Friedman was very appropriate and pleasing to the


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