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Good Boy (2003)

Good Boy! (original title)
An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.

Director:

John Hoffman

Writers:

Zeke Richardson (story "Dogs from Outer Space"), Zeke Richardson (screen story) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Shannon ... Mrs. Baker
Liam Aiken ... Owen Baker
Kevin Nealon ... Mr. Baker
Brittany Moldowan Brittany Moldowan ... Connie Fleming
George Touliatos ... Mr. Leone
Patti Allan ... Ms. Ryan
Hunter Elliott Hunter Elliott ... Frankie (as Hunter Elliot)
Mikhael Speidel Mikhael Speidel ... Fred
Benjamin Ratner ... Wilson's Dad
Peter Flemming ... Wilson's Other Dad
Paul Vogt ... Bob the Dog Catcher (as Paul C. Vogt)
Brenda Crichlow ... Mrs. Fleming (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
D. Harlan Cutshall ... Mr. Fleming
Chaka White Chaka White ... Woman at the Pound
Nicola Anderson ... Woman at the Pound
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Storyline

Owen Baker is a 12-year-old loner who has been working as a neighborhood dog-walker so he can earn the privilege of getting a dog of his own. His hard work pays off when his parents let him adopt a scruffy mutt he names Hubble. Both boy and dog get more than they bargained for when Owen wakes up one morning to discover he can understand every word Hubble says, including the ominous phrase: "Take me to your leaders." Owen learns that dogs came to Earth thousands of years ago to colonize and dominate the planet. Hubble (who is really named Canid 3942) has been sent by the powerful Greater Dane on a mission from the Dog Star Sirius to make sure dogs have fulfilled this destiny. Despite the best efforts of Owen's rag-tag group of neighborhood dogs to convince him otherwise, Hubble soon discovers the awful truth about Earth dogs: "You're all pets!" Now Owen (a boy who never had a friend) and Hubble (a dog who never needed one) must work together to prepare the neighborhood dogs for a visit... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rover is about to take over. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The name Hubble is in tribute to Edwin Hubble one of the most prominent astronomers ever and name sake of the Hubble Space Telescope. Owen's love for space is shown by his hat which has a galaxy logo. See more »

Goofs

When Owen is trying to teach Hubble to play fetch and is throwing the ball for the other dogs, Nelly is always either at the back of the pack or not even seen. Italian Greyhounds, like Nelly, are built for speed and can run faster than most dogs. Most likely, if you were to throw a ball for a Bernese Mountain Dog (Shep, who was always in the front) and an Italian Greyhound, the greyhound would be way ahead of the Bernese Mountain Dog. See more »

Quotes

Hubble: [Owen offers to repair Hubble's woofer] "Keep your paws off my woofer!"
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Connections

Referenced in Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Puppy Song
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Uncle Kracker
Produced by Mike Bradford
Courtesy of Lava Records
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User Reviews

Good Boy ? Good Movie !!!!
12 October 2003 | by robertvannsmithSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie because I am a fan of Liam Akin's.

I wasn't expecting much out of the movie, though.

But the movie turned out to be better than I expected.

It had a few flavors of "Benji" and "The Cat From Outter Space" mixed into it.

A definite must-see for people who have children or nieces and nephews.


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Official Sites:

Fox [Brazil] | MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,107,022, 12 October 2003

Gross USA:

$37,667,746

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,490,616
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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