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Snow Dogs (2002)

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When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Director:

Brian Levant

Writers:

Jim Kouf (screenplay), Tommy Swerdlow (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Ted Brooks
James Coburn ... Thunder Jack
Sisqó ... Dr. Rupert Brooks (as Sisqo)
Nichelle Nichols ... Amelia
M. Emmet Walsh ... George
Graham Greene ... Peter Yellowbear
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Ernie
Joanna Bacalso ... Barb
Jean Michel Paré ... Olivier (as Jean-Michel Pare)
Michael Bolton ... Himself - Special Appearance
Jason Pouliotte Jason Pouliotte ... Sneed Brother #1
David Boyce David Boyce ... Sneed Brother #2
Frank C. Turner ... Neely
Ron Small Ron Small ... Arthur
Alison Matthews ... TV Reporter
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Storyline

When Miami dentist Ted Brooks learns that his birth mother has passed away and that he was named in her will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Rather than the large chunk of change that many people would expect, Ted instead receives his mother's pack of rowdy sled dogs and her property. Although the dogs seemingly have it in for Ted, he decides to keep the dogs and race them in the local race, the Arctic Challenge, spiting a mountain man who wants the dogs. What follows is a comedy detailing Ted's adventures in learning to run the sled dogs. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Get ready for mush hour!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winterdance See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,708,174, 20 January 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$81,172,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,035,090
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the dogs in this movie later went on to appear in the film Eight Below (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Ernie smarts off to Barb in the bar he's standing at the edge of the dart board. When Barb turns and throws the knife at him he's standing in the middle of the dart board about 8 inches to the left of where he was a second ago. See more »

Quotes

Tower Control: 8-6-7-2-4-1-Queen, move it! Or you're going to be the hood ornament on a 737!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the names of cast and crew members have a dog house instead of the letter A, bones instead of I and paws instead of the letter O. These three symbols also accompany the end credits, only this time they keep to the sides of the screen instead of filling in for letters. See more »

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References Webster (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Flight of the Bumblebee
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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A very cute and entertaining family film
2 February 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

My mom has been bugging me to watch Snow Dogs, it's funny because she hates Disney and I'm such a big fan, but these movies are always typical and I had no interest in seeing the movie. But my mom insisted again and again, so I finally went ahead and watched it last night, yeah, it was very silly and predictable, but it was fun to watch because it's such a fun family film. It had cheesy jokes here and there, but they made me laugh, the great thing I that I really liked was that they didn't computer enhance any voices for the dogs, it was just a natural performance for them and it made the story just a little bit more believable. I know everyone keeps claiming that Cuba Gooding, Jr. ruined his career by making these films, but he must be doing something right, because at least he's still getting paid for these films.

Ted is your typical Miami guy, he's a dentist, life is pretty decent for him, that is until he finds out that he's adopted. He finds out that his mother lived in Alaska, so he goes up there and finds out that his biological mother died recently, so he meets a girl, Barb, who tells him that his mother left him her house and top race winning dogs. A man, Jack, offers a lousy price for all of them, but he finds out that Jack is his father, and after hearing the story, Ted heads back to Miami. But he learns something different than Jack told him and heads back, but Jack is trapped in the mountains, and now Ted has to learn how to mush through the snow.

Snow Dogs is predictable and a common story, but it's all good, it's a cute family film that has a few cute jokes. I just loved the scene where Ted first learns how to mush, and the dogs know how incompetent he is so they play a joke on him and race him through the town while he's taped to the sled. It was silly, but Cuba's look on his face was just priceless. This is a fun little movie that the whole family can enjoy, I recommend it. The rating on IMDb is very harsh, just ignore it, this is a fun film.

6/10


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