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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

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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This Fall...Earth is going to the dogs. 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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Liam Aiken was given his own Italian greyhound puppy (which he named Kes) as a gift for working on the film. It was to be presented on his last day of filming, but was withheld until the end of the day as his saddest scene was to be filmed on that day and the crew didn't want him to be happy. 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

Hubble: I think you're a good boy too.
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Connections

Edited into Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe I Can Fly
Written by R. Kelly
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Cute Flick for the open-minded
17 May 2004 | by meerisSee all my reviews

Something that totally drives me up the wall is when adults go into movies like this expecting "Gone With the Wind". It's a KIDS movie...the plot will be light, the acting maybe not so hot, and the jokes a bit lame at times. That is expected. You have to take each movie for what it is trying to achieve. This movie is trying to be a fun two hours without taking itself too seriously. And it does that very well. I am an educated movie-goer and I enjoyed this film very much. The actors chosen to provide the voices for the dogs were well selected and I am hoping to see more out of Liam Aiken in the next few years.

Cute dogs, cute laughs, cute movie.


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