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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

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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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

General Mills breakfast cereal products are seen in the Unger household. The Underdog (1964) cartoon series was created by General Mills' ad agency to help promote their products. See more »

Goofs

When Underdog is re-entering Earth's atmosphere he starts to burn up, when he crashes back to earth and Jack rushes to him and picks him up, you can clearly see it is a puppet. 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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Features The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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Underdog Theme
Written by W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell Covington (as Treadwell D. Covington),
Joseph Harris (as Joseph B. Harris), Chester Stover (as Chester A. Stover)
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Film Tribute to a Humble Hero
10 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. Laughed, and yes, nearly cried. Wonderful to see the existential hero of a great film, "The Station Agent", playing Simon Bar Sinister to the hilt. Good acting. Human actors stood up well against the dog actors, who are known to upstage humans mercilessly. Also, one notable cat actor. Adequately plotted script, with hilarious dialogue. This movie is about a dog--a special dog. As if beagles weren't special enough without genetic enhancement, this beagle (voiced by Jason Lee with absolute sincerity, wit and insouciance) is burdened with super-hero gifts and responsibilities. Jim Belushi is the good dad, playing it straight and steady amidst general mayhem. Also nice examples of sensitive community police-work in this movie.

Probably the most memorable thing for me this viewing (oh yeah, I'm going to see it again!!) is the special puff-of-smoke pattern, true to the original cartoon, that Underdog generates when he accelerates into full flight after hovering in the sky.


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