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Lenny the Wonder Dog (2005)

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After being implanted with a microchip that gives him special powers, a dog engages a young boy in conversation and adventure. Befriended by a local police officer, the dog, the boy and his... See full summary »

Directors:

Oren Goldman, Stav Ozdoba (as Yariv Ozdoba)

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Michael Winslow (story), Oren Goldman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Sammy Kahn Sammy Kahn ... Zach
Stephanie Sherrin ... Becky
Joe Morton ... Dr. Island
Andy Richter ... Lenny (voice)
Craig Ferguson ... Dr. Richard Wagner
Michael Winslow ... John Wyndham
Andrew Shaifer Andrew Shaifer ... Hanky
Jeff Chase ... Panky
Evan Adams ... Razel
Oscar Isaac ... Fartman (as Oscar Isaac Hernandez)
Rus Blackwell ... Harley (as Russ Blackwell)
Jeffrey William Evans ... Chief Greenwald (as Jeff Evans)
Kathy Kinney ... Lisa Lathers
Damaris Justamante ... Mayor Jenkins
Angie ... Angie (as Maria de los Angeles Monasterio)
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After being implanted with a microchip that gives him special powers, a dog engages a young boy in conversation and adventure. Befriended by a local police officer, the dog, the boy and his friend go on a quest to save the world by undoing the insidious plot of an evil scientist to turn all kids into mindless robots. Written by Anonymous

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He's a talking dog and everyone's after him.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 December 2005 (Hungary) See more »

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A Dog and His Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Coconut Creek, Florida, USA See more »

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Winslow Productions See more »
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Too Late
Performed by Angie
Words and Music by Tulio Cremisini (ASCAP)
Arranged and Produced by Tulio Cremisini
Copyright 2004. Universal Music Publishing & Note by Note LLC
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Not Even Worthy of Direct-To-Video
11 October 2005 | by aimless-46See all my reviews

There were these two guys from Israel who apparently never experienced childhoods and decided to make up for it by writing and directing a children's movie. You can tell immediately that they are totally clueless about children because their two main characters, 12 year-old Zach and 14 year-old Becky, are not just lifelong friends but are what passes for the movie's romantic interest. Any child and anyone who remembers their own childhood knows that at age 14 girls are two or three years ahead of boys. While you often find the reverse (age 14 girl with age 16 boy) this utterly absurd pairing immediately dooms "Lenny the Wonder Dog" for anyone over age six.

Basically what you have here is a very low budget version of "Agent Cody Banks" goes to "Police Academy" and meets "Mr. Ed". So low budget that the action scenes have been replaced with cartoons and the horse has been replaced with a dog that does not move his (or her) lips when talking-just a lame voice-over.

Throw in a couple of henchmen who could be described as "The Mayor of Munchkin City" and a male version of the mayor's secretary from "The Powerpuff Girls". Add a prestigious veteran actor, Officer Larvell Jones from "Police Academy" and a villain who looks and sounds like Al Pacino imitating the Tom Hanks character in "The Ladykillers".

If any of this sounds vaguely interesting, it is not. No one with an age or an IQ over six will find much entertainment here. Zach and Becky have some charm, but all the other characters are adults acting infantile, making this one of those kid's movie without any kids. Writers without childhoods must think that children get off watching adults act like cartoon characters rather than watching actors their own age.

There is a guest appearance by an Argentine pop singer named "Angie" (not Angie Aparo) who apparently was expected to become a big thing at the time of filming but whose US career seems to have suffered the same fate as this movie.


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