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Firehouse Dog (2007)

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Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid to get the station back on its feet.

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Todd Holland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hutcherson ... Shane Fahey
Bruce Greenwood ... Connor Fahey
Bill Nunn ... Joe Musto
Scotch Ellis Loring ... Lionel Bradford
Mayte Garcia ... Pep Clemente
Teddy Sears ... Terence Kahn
Arwen Arwen ... Rexxx / Dewey the Dog
Frodo Frodo ... Rexxx / Dewey the Dog
Rohan Rohan ... Rexxx / Dewey the Dog
Stryder Stryder ... Rexxx / Dewey the Dog
Steven Culp ... Zachary Hayden
Dash Mihok ... Trey Falcon
Bree Turner ... Liz Knowles
Hannah Lochner ... Jasmine "J.J." Presley
Claudette Mink ... Captain Jessie Presley
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Storyline

Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, is best known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. He gets lost and is reluctantly adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid Shane Fahey who is ditching science class to get the station back on its feet. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hollywood's Coolest Dog Just Got Hotter See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of action peril, some mild crude humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El perro bombero See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,838,916, 6 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,922,019, 29 July 2007
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The dogs featured in the pictures at the end of the movie (during the credits) were winners of a photo/essay contest hosted by www.dogster.com. Members had to submit a photo of their dog along with an essay explaining why their dog is a hero. See more »

Goofs

After Connor Fahey rescues his son from the fire in the firehouse, he turns on his flashlight on his jacket. when they exit the building, it is turned off. After he confronts Zach about setting fires, and turns back to his son, the flashlight is on. When he compliments his son and Shane comments that it must be in his DNA, the flashlight is off. See more »

Quotes

Joe Musto: Went down pretty hard in that ladder climbing competition. Good thing you landed on your head.
Terence Kahn: [chuckles] Yeah.
[slight pause everyone laughs.; then realizes what he meant]
Terence Kahn: Yeah.
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Spoofs 10 (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad to the Bone
Written and Performed by George Thorogood
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Some sleuthing, drama, and humor = surprisingly entertaining.
6 April 2007 | by woohoooSee all my reviews

I used this comment on a thread somewhere in here, and just thought I'd add my two cents on a quick review:

I went to the theater with the intention of seeing "Meet the Robinsons" but it was sold out, so with a choice of "Blades of Glory" and "Firehouse Dog", I opted for the dog flick.

I wasn't disappointed. It is a cute film, sure there are the boring and not-so-brilliant crude fart jokes, but the film is not so much about the dog, but about the relationship between a father and son, as they both work through a serious life altering event that they both experienced in the recent past.

In the story there is a bit a mystery and sleuthing involved, drama, humor and some silliness with the dog that I didn't find it too over-the-top. The relationships of those who live and work at the firehouse are also part of the story and the fires add some excitement and adventure.

I enjoyed the film, but wouldn't call it a blockbuster or anything. The kids in the theater were attentive throughout and everyone there seemed to enjoy it also.


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