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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}

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Hollywood's Coolest Dog Just Got Hotter See more »

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Action | Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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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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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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Written and Performed by Emanuel Kallins, Chieli Minucci and Steve Skinner
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low-grade kids' film
18 October 2007 | by Roland E. ZwickSee all my reviews

In the utterly unremarkable "Firehouse Dog," a pampered movie star pooch named Rexxx falls out of an airplane and into the lap of a second-rate fire station where he is immediately adopted as the department's mascot. With his natural talent for search-and-rescue missions, Rexxx soon insinuates his way into the hearts and affections of all, including the young, slightly troubled son (Josh Hutcherson) of the station's chief (Bruce Greenwood).

Despite all its obvious good intentions, I can scarcely imagine anyone but the tiniest tots in the audience being either intrigued or inspired by this film. Apart from the slight difference that the Timmy-fallen-down-a-well predicament has been replaced by a Shane-trapped-in-a-burning-firehouse sequence, this is a thoroughly conventional "a boy and his dog" tale in which neither the boy nor the dog is really all that appealing. In fact, Rexxx is so un-cute and so un-cuddly that it's hard to believe that he could ever be a true canine superstar sensation in the real world.

As for the script, it consists mainly of feeble jokes, broad slapstick and obvious sentimentality ladled out in roughly equal measure. There are a few touching father-and-son moments along the way, but this is otherwise a very long, very uninspired "kid flick." There's nothing overtly wrong with either the values or the morals conveyed by the movie - unless, that is, one considers subjecting innocent and unsuspecting children to bad film-making to be, in and of itself, immoral.


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