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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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Kevin Brodie

Writers:

Ouida (story), Kevin Brodie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$2,165,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,165,637
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Warden replaced Jason Robards, Jr. 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: Aloise, come on. Your mother's been looking for you.
Young Aloise: Coming Papa.
Nicholas Cogez: [upong seeing Aloise] Look at you! Who's been painting your face, love?
Young Nello: Good evening, Master Cogez.
Nicholas Cogez: William. Nello. Say buh-bye William
Young Aloise: Buh bye, William
Nicholas Cogez: Say buh bye Nello.
Young Aloise: Buh bye, Nello.
Nicholas Cogez: Buh bye.
Young Nello: Bye Aloise!
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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 Boy of Flanders (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Could
EMI Blackwood Music, Sony & Warner Chappell (as Warner Chapel)
Lyrics by Ronald Miller (as Ron Miller)
Music by Ken Hirsch and Marti Sharron
Produced & Arranged Stu Goldberg
Performed by Elizabeth Lauren
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A Great Family Film about a boy struggling to become an artist.
29 May 2000 | by wedanielSee all my reviews

This was a great film that the whole family can enjoy. It reminds us that not everyone is born with a silver spoon in their mouth even though they may possess a great talent. The story is of course dramatic and is about a boy's struggle to become an artist even when faced with obstacles of a financial and personal nature. Warner Brother's deserves a thumbs up for this fine film.


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