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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 »

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... Jehan
... Nello
... Young Nello
... Michel
... Anna
... William
... Cogez
... Stephens
... Aloise
... Millie
... Young Aloise (as Madyline Sweeten)
Deborah Pollitt ... Mary Daas (as Deborah Pollit)
... Steerns
Dirk Lavryssen ... Peter Paul Rubens (as Dirk Lavrysen)
Michel Vanderlinden ... Peddler
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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 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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It's not where you come from. It's where you're going.

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Family | Drama

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

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27 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Força de Um Sonho  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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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

Nicholas Cogez: [calling out] Aloise! Aloise! Aloise! Answer me! Aloise!
[Aloise wakes up at the circus grounds, Nicholas spots her and runs up to her]
Nicholas Cogez: Oh thank God!
[he hugs her]
Aloise: [as she hugs her father] I'm sorry, Papa. I fell asleep.
Nello: Master Cogez it was all my fault. I wanted to paint her picture...
Nicholas Cogez: Do you have even idea how worried we've been, Nello? That's all that matters. If you have any idea.
[Nello hands him the picture]
Aloise: Papa, you know it was my fault!
Nicholas Cogez: I'll deal with you later. There's one thing I want you...
[...]
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Referenced in Patrasche: A Dog of Flanders, Made in Japan (2007) 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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Simple, Pure Pleasure
25 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

A simple, pure, nearly unadulterated pleasure, with extraordinary performances and a lovely epiphany at the end. It might be the last movie of the century to representing the paradigm of what moviemaking during the studio era aspired to.


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