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

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John Hoffman

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Zeke Richardson (story "Dogs from Outer Space"), Zeke Richardson (screen story) | 2 more credits »

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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 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 »

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Details

Official Sites:

Fox [Brazil] | MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Cão do Outro Mundo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,107,022, 12 October 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,566,230, 30 November 2003
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Liam Aiken was allowed to hold the camera and film one shot in the film, but it ended up being cut. 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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Featured in At the Movies: Ebert & Roeper Redux (2003) See more »

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I Believe I Can Fly
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Beyond Bad
3 December 2004 | by Altair444See all my reviews

Animal movies are usually amusing, to some degree. Throw in Molly Shannon and Kevin Nealon, two good comedians, and it SHOULD have some hope. Not this clunker. How many times have stupid movies like this been made? Disney had "The Cat From Outer Space" some 30 or more years ago, and that was cute because, at that time, it was an original concept. It also fit well with the type of comedies coming out during that time. So now we have this movie, which simply altered the plot line a little and turned the cat in to a dog. This movie itself is a complete "dog". Vapid parental figures, too-cutesie kids who are so much smarter than the folks who sired them, and funny, space-dogs! This film would stink even it had been released as a made-for-TV movie, but then at least it wouldn't have cost you anything to change the channel if you didn't like it. Not worth the time or the money for rental or otherwise. Skip it, big time.


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