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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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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 ... 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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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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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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: Do you think we'll ever get adopted, Sal?
Sal: Probably not.
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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 »

Soundtracks

New York, New York (Theme)
Written by John Kander, Fred Ebb
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Very cute for a kids' movie
25 October 2004 | by abigail-johnsonSee all my reviews

I saw this movie Oct. 24, 2004, as part of the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, and I really enjoyed it. I'm not usually a huge fan of kid and dogs movies, and the flick is somewhat predictable, but it still tugged at my heartstrings. Without giving any details, there is a sad scene towards the end. I was sitting in a room full of kids while watching the movie, and you could hear them all sobbing. It was almost laughable.

The kids' acting is pretty good, the dog is cute, and the storyline is solid, as long as you don't think too critically about it. I'm guessing it won't win any Academy Awards, but I know lots of children who would really enjoy it, and I'd guess it will do well in the small fry crowd.


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chestnut - Der Held vom Central Park See more »

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