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Pets to the Rescue (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 9 December 2002 (Argentina)
Brother and sister, Peter and Shannon, are left alone at home; they stumble across a truck full of stolen gold and are held captive by three incompetent bank robbers.

Director:

David Lister

Writers:

Christopher Atkins, Stephen Ronald Francis (as Steven Frances) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Grolman Josh Grolman ... Peter O'Brian
Jenna Dover Jenna Dover ... Shannon O'Brian
Greg Evigan ... Patrick O'Brian
Emma Samms ... Rebecca O'Brian
Ron Smerczak ... Sonny
Tobie Cronje Tobie Cronje ... Hyper
Mick Walter Mick Walter ... Mick (as Big Mick)
George Hamilton ... Von Steiger('The Hand')
Wayne Forester Wayne Forester ... Colonel - the goat (voice)
Jill Shilling Jill Shilling ... Josephine - the pig (voice)
Jay Benedict ... Francois - the duck (voice)
Anne-Marie Marriott Anne-Marie Marriott ... Milly - the dog (voice)
David Lee David Lee ... Officer 1
David S. Lee ... Officer 1 (as David Lee)
Donald Woodburn Donald Woodburn ... Officer 2
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Brother and sister, Peter and Shannon, are left alone at home; they stumble across a truck full of stolen gold and are held captive by three incompetent bank robbers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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truck | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove sight of a dangerous and imitable technique (child connecting electrical wire from fusebox to doorhandle) in order to obtain a U classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Mildly entertaining movie for young kids.
7 May 2003 | by VideoPokerAddictSee all my reviews

The main writer of this kiddie flick is none other than Christopher Atkins. Yup...the one from "The Blue Lagoon". His screenplay is harmless enough but it probably won't stimulate anyone over the age of 12 or so.

Some incompetent thieves (are there any other kind these days?) get away with an armored truck carrying a bunch of gold. They end up driving the truck into a pond or river or some kind of body of water and the truck gets stuck. Nearby, there are a couple of kids home alone on a farm while their parents are away running some errands.

The thieves tie up the kids and it is up to a few of the animals on the farm to save the day. It's all cute enough but there are several problems. One is that the crooks are so annoying. I don't think I can handle watching any more bad guys who are bumbling idiots. Watching them act dumb and be the victims of slapstick violence gets dull awfully fast.

Another distraction includes animatronic animals that make the animals at Chuck E. Cheese look positively lifelike by comparison. Also, the little boy in the movie, maybe 7 years old or so, actually builds a tank (complete with a working turret!) using power tools. I just couldn't suspend my disbelief enough for that one.

Overall, it had some cute moments but nothing of any real interest or importance ever happens. George Hamilton, Emma Samms and Greg Evigan all have roles but none of them have too much actual screen time. Kids who are easily entertained and like animals will probably enjoy this, but all others should skip it. 3/10


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Country:

South Africa | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2002 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Pets to the Rescue See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Dolby

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Color
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