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Garfield (2004)

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Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

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Peter Hewitt (as Pete Hewitt)

Writers:

Jim Davis (comic strip "Garfield"), Joel Cohen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... Jon
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Liz
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Happy Chapman
Bill Murray ... Garfield (voice)
Evan Arnold ... Wendell
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Christopher Mello
Vanessa Campbell ... Miss Ace Hardware (as Vanessa Christelle)
Daamen J. Krall ... Announcer (as Daamen Krall)
Rufus Gifford Rufus Gifford ... Dog Owner #1
Randee Reicher ... Dog Owner #2
Ryan McKasson Ryan McKasson ... Dog Owner #3
Susan Moore Susan Moore ... Dog Owner #4
Eve Brent ... Mrs. Baker
Bill Hoag ... Roy the Lodge Member
Michael Monks ... Deputy Hopkins
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Storyline

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. Written by Mouse1177

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Hits The Big Screen On June 11... Whenever He Wants See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garfield: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,727,611, 13 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,369,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,804,534
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson were considered for the role of Garfield. See more »

Goofs

When Jon throws Garfield out of the house because it is wrecked, Garfield scratches on the door and you can see there isn't a cat door anywhere on the door. Yet after Garfield's song, Odie climbs out of a pet door on the same front door. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Garfield: I hate Mondays.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there are still photos. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the Spanish dubs of this film, the song "Naranja" is dubbed in English. This is due to the fact the song was written in Spanish. See more »

Connections

Featured in Shameful Sequels: Garfield 2 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

New York State of Mind
(1976)
Written by Billy Joel
Additional lyrics by Joel Cohen (2004) and Alec Sokolow (2004)
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The original fat cat?
23 October 2004 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

What happened to the cartoon Garfield we've grown to love? Live action mixed with CGI and a simple story line with an unimaginative script; I guess small children are not expected to notice such. Garfield's lasagna gorging and TV watching is slightly interrupted when his owner Jon(Breckin Meyer)falls head over heals for an attractive veterinarian(Jennifer Love Hewitt)that influences the adoption of a puppy named Odie. When Odie is abducted, Garfield is compelled to drag himself off the couch and search for the likable canine. Bill Murray provides the voice of Garfield and is to put it mildly...a p-ss poor fit for the clever actions of the lazy and lovable rotund feline. What happened to Jon the nerd? And he sure shouldn't be deserving the attention of someone as fine as JLH. This movie could have been much more if done in the vain of maybe SHREK or FINDING NEMO. But no doubt...the small fry will probably wear their copy out before entering elementary school.


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