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Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Family | 4 July 2001 (USA)
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A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.

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Lawrence Guterman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Professor Brody
Elizabeth Perkins ... Mrs. Brody
Alexander Pollock Alexander Pollock ... Scotty Brody
Miriam Margolyes ... Sophie the Castle Maid
Myron Natwick ... Mr. Mason
Doris Chillcott Doris Chillcott ... Mrs. Calvert
Kirsten Robek ... Pie Mom
Frank C. Turner ... The Farmer
Mar Andersons ... Guard at Factory Gate
Gillian Barber ... Factory Receptionist
Carol Ann Susi ... Sophie's Sister
Randi Kaplan Randi Kaplan ... Sophie's Sister
Mary Bogue ... Sophie's Sister
Alvin Sanders ... Mason Employee
Mark Schooley ... Mason Employee
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Storyline

A secret war between cats and dogs quickly peaks as Professor Brody a scientist tries to create a serum to cure dog allergies in humans. As the unsuspecting humans go through their busy lives, the cats make several attempts to possess the formula, as their canine foes try tirelessly to stop them. Caught in the crossfire, a young beagle named Lou, adopted by the Brody family, tries hard to succeed as a secret agent, and in being a friend to the young Scotty Brody. A evil snow white cat named Mr. Tinkles is planning to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. And he'll even make every person on Earth allergic to dogs so that he can take over the world with his army of evil cats! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Dogs Rule! Canine Commandos See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for animal action and humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,707,617, 8 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,385,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,687,492
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the soccer stadium scene, Production Designer Jim Bissell is the face of the fake cardboard standee of the parking lot guard. See more »

Goofs

When the Brodys are held hostage by Mr. Tinkles, Calico disappears from Mr. Brody's shoulder in the reverse shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Tinkles: Attention... OW!... Attention human workers, this is your employer Mr Mason. Effective immediately, you are all fired. That's right, fired! Go home now. Do not ask why. You have no one to blame but yourselves. Unless of course you have a dog, then you can blame him. In fact, you know what, kick him when you get home! That is all.
[laughs evilly]
Mr. Tinkles: Cats rule! And now for the next phase of my plan.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD extras feature the original, alternate ending where Sophie instead takes Mr. Tinkles to a pet hospital to be neutered, but the cats intercept her and Tinkles makes his escape. See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
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Clever, Likable Kids Movie
9 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a pretty clever film mixing live characters and human voices for the dogs and cats. The dubbing is extremely well-done, and so is the humor. It's a funny story, although it displays the typical whacked-out father, which is another political correctness feminist agenda (mother = good; father = bad). Other than that, it is a very entertaining film even with a bunch of silliness.

Check the cast out. How often to you see Susan Sarandon and Charleton Heston in the same movie. Now THERE is diversity, even if it's only their voices!

People here complain the film is too much for kids, and not adults. Well, isn't that terrible? Imagine the nerve of these filmmakers, doing something just for children!


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