A bomb-sniffing beagle is fired from the mayor's office for a faux pas. That night a mad scientist dognaps him and injects him with an elixir. The dog escapes, but now has superpowers. He's adopted by a security guard - an ex-cop, who's a widower with a moody teen son, Jack. The boy discovers that the dog, named Shoeshine by dad, has super powers, but it's their little secret. While Underdog saves people in distress, the mad scientist and his underling continue their plot to catch him and take over the city. There's also a girl Jack likes who has a dog that Shoeshine takes a shine to. Will every dog have his day?
Saving the World, One Paw at a Time!
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3 August 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $11,585,121,
5 August 2007, Wide Release
Gross USA: $43,751,706, 9 December 2007
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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References to the original cartoon series include:
- Secret identity as "humble and lovable Shoeshine Boy"
- love interest "Sweet Polly Purebred"
- speaking in rhyme
- causing significant property damage during rescues
- pill as source of super powers
- changing into costume in exploding phone booth
- explaining to crowd that he is "not plane, nor bird, nor even frog, just little old me: Underdog".
The dog that they use for barking at the mailman is obviously not the one that is used in (most) of the rest of the movie. If you look closely at the patterning around the face, you'll see that on the barking dog's left cheek, the brown mark doesn't touch the lip, whereas the "main" dog's brown mark does. Also the barking dog has a softer outline. See more
You're like Superman with a flea collar.
Snapshots of the cast and crew's dogs were shown as well as some "Bloopers" See more
Written by W. Watts Biggers
, Treadwell Covington
(as Treadwell D. Covington),
(as Joseph B. Harris), Chester Stover
(as Chester A. Stover)
Produced by Jonathan Karkazis
Performed by Plain White T's
Courtesy of Hollywood Records See more