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Underdog (2007)

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A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Underdog (voice)
... Dr. Simon Barsinister
... Dan Unger
... Cad
... Jack
... Molly
... Mayor
... Polly (voice)
... Riff Raff (voice)
... Principal
Timothy Crowe ... Police Chief
... Security Guard
Mario Mariani ... Police Officer
... Cop
Alexander 'Alex' Garde ... Small Boy
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Storyline

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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for rude humor, mild language and action | See all certifications »

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3 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,585,121, 5 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,751,706, 9 December 2007
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Trivia

Jim Belushi comes home to the house being trashed and as he walks into the kitchen says "I hope this is chilli". Jim Belushi starred in another can I be friendly film K9 where the dog, jerry Lee, eats chilli for breakfast. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, when the mailman is taunting Shoeshine, he is seen driving an older style jeep DJ5. All post offices now use a Grumman LLV which was put into service in 1987. See more »

Quotes

Shoeshine Boy: There's no need to worry, Underdog is furry!
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Crazy Credits

Snapshots of the cast and crew's dogs were shown as well as some "Bloopers" See more »

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Spoofs Spider-Man 2 (2004) See more »

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Written by W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell Covington (as Treadwell D. Covington),
Joseph Harris (as Joseph B. Harris), Chester Stover (as Chester A. Stover)
Produced by Ali Dee
Performed by Kyle Massey
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The Things We Do For Love
3 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

When I first became a father about 5.5 years ago, I was prepared for many of the sacrifices I'd have to make. I knew I'd have to change diapers and take them to swimming lessons and attend many a freezing Santa Claus parade, but I wasn't ready for the kind of sacrifice I made last night. This, in my humble opinion, is cruel and unusual punishment.

Underdog is bad. It's not quite Karate Dog bad, but it makes The Shaggy Dog feel like Pulp Fiction. If Underdog were a television show, I'd recommend flipping on by. Not even the presence of Puddy and the voice of Banky Edwards can save it. Bow. Wow.

It was also just about the best 80 minutes I've ever enjoyed. James was seated to the right of me and Michelle to the left, and I spent more time watching their reaction to this talking, flying mutt than watching the screen. At 5 and 3 years old, they were the target audience, and this movie nailed the target. There's a scene where Underdog belches loudly in another dogs face and Michelle thought it was the funniest scene ever captured on film. When Underdog was flying into outer space, James was literally at the edge of his seat, mesmerized. The kids absolutely loved Underdog, and that's why I was there. That's what last night was all about.

Unless you're accompanying someone under the age of ten, you have no business wasting a second of your life watching this brutal film. But if you are looking to kill 80 minutes with your four year old, I won't judge. I had a blast.


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