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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The hat Owen (Liam Aiken) wears says "GB03" on the badge, a reference to the film's title and year of release. See more »

Goofs

When the household moving trailer is full and the rear doors are closed, the latches are still open. In the next few shots, the latches are closed, and then open again. See more »

Quotes

Wilson: They plant the trees, I pee on 'em.
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Connections

Referenced in Mr. Plinkett's Cop Dog Review (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by Franky Perez
Produced by Franky Perez
Courtesy of Lava Records
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User Reviews

My 8-year-old gave it a '10'
29 October 2003 | by akwriterSee all my reviews

I took my son, 8, to see "Good Boy" on a recent visit to Seattle. He gave it a '10', which is pretty good as he was ranking it right up there with a visit to the zoo and the Pacific Science Center. I'd give it a '6', pleading a reticent adulthood, but add that it's far better than the anti-family detritus Disney's turning out these days.

The MGM movie tells the story of Owen, 12, and the dog he adopts, that turns out to be from outer space on a special mission. "Good Boy" is easy to take, even with the obligatory couple of flatulence jokes that earned the "PG" rating(my son of course thought them hilarious). It was funny, drew a few tears out of both of us, and ended happily. What more could you ask in a family film?


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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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