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See Spot Run (2001)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 March 2001 (USA)
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A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.

Director:

John Whitesell

Writers:

George Gallo (screenplay), Gregory Poirier (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Gordon
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Murdoch
Leslie Bibb ... Stephanie
Joe Viterelli ... Gino
Angus T. Jones ... James
Steve Schirripa ... Arliss (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Anthony Anderson ... Benny
Paul Sorvino ... Sonny Talia
Kim Hawthorne ... Cassavettes
Kavan Smith ... Ricky
Peter Bryant ... Cop
Fiona Hogan Fiona Hogan ... Cop
Roger Haskett ... Michaels
Fulvio Cecere ... Lawyer
Stephen E. Miller ... Danvers
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Storyline

A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the babysitter bails on her. Meanwhile, an assassin mob boss hires 2 goons to kill Agent 11. But when 11 escapes from the van when they tried to kill him, he hides in Gordon's Mailtruck that James is in too. And guess what they name him. Spot. Written by garfield2710

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Taglines:

The Smart One Isn't Wearing Any Pants. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude humor, language and comic violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA | Australia

Release Date:

2 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spot See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,715,102, 4 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,357,476, 13 May 2001
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Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, the uniform of the prison guard escorting Talia to his cell, is similar to the uniform of the guards in The Green Mile. Michael Clarke Duncan, who portrays Murdoch in this film, also starred in The Green Mile, as John Coffey. See more »

Goofs

When Agent 11 is in the park, hiding behind the tree, he has a collar on, but when he's running away, he has no collar. See more »

Quotes

Neighbor: Hey, shutup down there!
Gordon: I'm covered in ca-ca!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, J.B. Bivens' character is misspelled as "Desk Sargent". See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hampster Dance Song
Written by Roger Miller, Rob Deboer (as Robert DeBoer) and Tony Grace (as Anthony Grace)
Performed by Hampton the Hampster
Courtesy of Koch Records, A Koch Entertainment Company
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Laughed out loud.
18 June 2001 | by mhoareSee all my reviews

Having just seen this film I find it hard to understand the severely critical comments. It's funny, there is no bad language or nudity and the story is well told. My yardstick for measuring a film is simple - was I entertained? 'See Spot Run' entertained me very much and I left the theatre still chuckling. 'SSR' is rated PG in the UK, which means it is suitable for children, but parents may wish to check for content they may consider inappropriate for their children first. The children who shared the theatre with me thoroughly enjoyed it judging by their laughter. It sounded as if most, if not all, of the adults were also laughing. It's a children's comedy - all you critics, don't take it so seriously. David Arquette does a very good job in the lead. The business with the dog doo was very well played and I enjoyed the way his manic behaviour calmed throughout the film until he was becoming almost normal at the end. If you have any doubts about going to see this having read the negative comments, just wait for the video, but you will miss out on the pleasure of sharing your laughter with an audience.


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