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Life Is Ruff (2005)

TV-G | | Comedy, Family | TV Movie 15 July 2005
Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while ... See full summary »

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Charles Haid

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Eddie Guzelian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Massey ... Calvin Wheeler
Kay Panabaker ... Emily Watson
Mitchel Musso ... Raymond Figg
Carter Jenkins ... Preston Price
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Calvin's Dad
Judith Moreland ... Calvin's Mom
Ibrahim Abdel-Baaith Ibrahim Abdel-Baaith ... Rondel
Yolanda Wood ... Rondel's Mother
Sierra Squires Sierra Squires ... Young Girl
Ben Hammond ... Young Boy
Cameron Jones Cameron Jones ... Dishwasher
Cory McMillan ... A.C. Officer #1
Emmit Cannon Emmit Cannon ... Thrash
Eric Deng Eric Deng ... Miles
Kelly Coombs Kelly Coombs ... Julie
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Storyline

Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while skateboarding one day, his owner inadvertently convinces him to adopt and train a dog of his own. However the only one available, is an uncouth stray Labrador/St. Bernard-mix named Tyko from a local animal shelter, who proves to be more than anybody can handle. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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It'll take a few new tricks to get Calvin out of the doghouse!

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cãofusões See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When the band is shown playing at the basketball game, it is obvious that they are not really playing. See more »

Quotes

[on Calvin's plans to steal back the team's playbook]
Rondel: Hey, what's this gonna cost me?
Calvin Wheeler: What makes you think I'm not doing this in the name of good sportsmanship, school spirit, and all that?
Rondel: Because I know you, Calvin.
Calvin Wheeler: Okay, that's good enough for me.
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It's a Dog
Produced by James Houston
Performed by Kyle Massey (as Kyle Massey)
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Watch it for the dog ONLY
5 February 2006 | by adorable-pizzaSee all my reviews

I found this one of the most annoying movie in my LIFE! look the message is OK and how he is a selfish boy who be comes good by the power of loving a dog. Ahhhh. But everything else I hated especially the dog show the guy doesn't complete any of the obstacles in the race yet he breaks the course record. And the last one the dog doesn't do anything all you see is the boy doing tricks on a skateboard while the dog avoids the tricks and runs around them watching the boy do the tricks he should be doing. The evil running champ boy is about as predictable and annoying to watch than any other villain of a movie I've ever seen before. It is probably the best Disney movie that didn't make it to the movies that I've ever seen (that ain't saying much and that's mainly because of the dog acting) but easily the most annoying one I've ever seen and if it deserves any kind of prize it should go to the dog.


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