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The Karate Dog (2005)

When LAPD computer expert Peter Fowler investigates the killing of an old man in Chinatown, he finds the only witness is his dog, Cho Cho. But Fowler soon discovers Cho Cho is the only dog ... See full summary »

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Bob Clark

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Gregory Poppen (screenplay), Steven Paul (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight ... Hamilton Cage
Simon Rex ... Peter Fowler
Jaime Pressly ... Ashley Wilkenson
Pat Morita ... Chin Li
Thomas Kretschmann ... Gerber
Ron Lester ... Edward Cage
Bonnie Paul ... Margaret Cage
Nicollette Sheridan ... White Cat (voice) (as Nicolette Sheridan)
Lori Petty ... COLAR (voice)
Garry Chalk ... Brunelli
Diego Wallraff ... Gonzales
Bill Croft ... Locke
Ed Anders ... Wolfgang
Candus Churchill ... 911 Operator (as Candace Churchill)
Dagmar Midcap Dagmar Midcap ... TV Reporter
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When LAPD computer expert Peter Fowler investigates the killing of an old man in Chinatown, he finds the only witness is his dog, Cho Cho. But Fowler soon discovers Cho Cho is the only dog in the world who can speak to humans... not only that, Cho Cho is an expert in martial arts. When they join forces to track down the mastermind behind the death of Cho Cho's master, it leads these unusual partners into uncovering a dangerous conspiracy which puts both of their lives in danger. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for martial arts action/violence and some suggestive content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 July 2006 (Kuwait) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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The final film directed by Bob Clark. See more »

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Featured in Movie Nights: Karate Dog (2012) See more »

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Published by Pretty Elizabeth Music (BMI)
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Voight vs. The Karate Dog
25 May 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Karate Dog (2004)

* (out of 4)

A man (Pat Morita) is murdered and the only eyewitness is his dog Cho Cho (voice of Chevy Chase). Soon a homicide detective (Simon Rex) is working with the dog to find the man responsible and it turns out to be Hamilton Cage (Jon Voight). THE KARATE DOG is highly recommended to those wanting to see a former Oscar-winner get into a karate match with a CGI dog. This was the next to last film that director Bob Clark would do and sadly it's another stinker. It's somewhat hard to be too critical of the film as the filmmakers were clearly not wanting to make a "good" film but instead just make something that would appeal to children. I think some kids might enjoy the campy nature of the film. After all, it's not everyday that you get to see a movie where a dog is doing all sorts of karate moves on people. In fact, the first sequence where we see the dog in action actually had me laughing extremely hard simply because of how silly it actually was. From this point on things get rather boring as we get all sorts of bad comedy, lame one-liners and some pretty poor performances. Rex just isn't appealing in the lead and he can never really keep the viewer interested. Morita is hardly in the movie and Jaime Pressly turns in a pretty weak performance. Voight, well, what can you say about him? I'm not sure how he got involved in these films but he's certainly way too talented. Chase is pretty forgettable in the voice role but you really can't blame him since he has no good lines. THE KARATE DOG isn't a film to take serious but it's clear that not many making it took it serious either.


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