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Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)

Two sisters at an orphanage find a puppy and hide it. When they are adopted by a couple at Central Park, they bring it secretly with them. Even in a big apartment, it's a problem hiding and feeding a growing Great Dane.

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Robert Vince
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Cast

Credited cast:
Makenzie Vega ... Sal
Abigail Breslin ... Ray
Christine Tucci ... Laura Tomley
Louis Ferreira ... Matt Tomley (as Justin Louis)
Irene Olga López Irene Olga López ... Rosamaria
Barry Bostwick ... Thomas Trundle
Ethan Phillips ... Marty
Maurice Godin ... Wesley
Fred Ewanuick ... Kosh
Margot Berner Margot Berner ... Annie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Alcantar ... Chef
Jessica Amlee ... Mary
Laurie Bekker Laurie Bekker ... Police Officer #4
Lindsay Bourne Lindsay Bourne ... Vet
Chad Cole Chad Cole ... Police Officer #5
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Storyline

Two young girls from an orphanage are adopted by a family in New York. The only problem is the apartment they move to doesn't allow dogs. The girls try to sneak a puppy they find into the home and keep it hidden. Chestnut (a Great Dane) grows and grows while getting into more and more trouble.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chestnut - Der Held vom Central Park See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$247,327
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Color:

Color
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Goofs

As a puppy, Chestnut has intact ears but when he's grown, his ears are cropped. See more »

Quotes

Ray: [measures dog's height] I think we're feeding him too much.
[measures dog again]
Ray: Now I know we're feeding him too much.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown beside the closing credits. See more »

Connections

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

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Sunshine And Rain
Performed by V*Enna
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Great family movie!
23 January 2007 | by tmdregSee all my reviews

I watched this movie with my two toddlers (3.5 and 1.5 years). We all really enjoyed it. There's plenty of cute puppy action to keep the kids engaged, and the story (while predictable) was heartwarming.

The parents were very loving, the children sincere and sweet, and the "villains" weren't too scary. (It was nice to have a movie with some dramatic conflict without my toddler cringing because of scary music or scary people.)

I liked the elements of faith (it was subtle, not preachy), family loyalty, love, and forgiveness. People were willing to change, and many of the characters learned and grew and made changes in their lives. I found a lot of opportunities to talk with my kids about important life lessons throughout the movie. Two Mommy thumbs up!


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