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Hotel for Dogs (2009)

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Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Bob Schooley) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andi
... Bruce
... Bernie
... Dave
... Heather
... Mark
... Lois Scudder
... Carl Scudder
... ACO Jake
... ACO Max
... Carol
... Ms. Camwell
... Officer Mike (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
... Officer Jeff
... Evan
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Storyline

Animals are strictly forbidden at Andi and her little brother Bruce's foster home. But for Friday, the adorable dog they secretly care for, they're ready to risk everything. They finally find him an ideal shelter, a huge abandoned hotel that Bruce transforms thanks to his engineering genius. In what has become an incredible paradise for dogs, Friday is soon joined by all kinds of furry friends, so many in fact that their barks alert the neighbors...and the local pound, who can't understand the disappearance of all the stray dogs. Andi and Bruce will have to call on all their friends and all their imagination to stop the hotel's secret from being discovered. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Taglines:

Bienvenue aux chiens perdus! (Welcome to the lost dogs!) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel para perros  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,012,212, 18 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,034,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,000,198
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1.85 : 1
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One of 3 movies in which Emma Roberts has co-starred with a female lead from the TV series Friends (1994). In Hotel for Dogs, she worked with Lisa Kudrow. She later worked with 'Courteney Cox' (qb) in Scream 4 (2011) and with Jennifer Aniston in We're the Millers (2013). See more »

Goofs

When Friday smells the man eating the hot dog, the hot dog does not have ketchup on it. But, when Friday is watching the man eat the hot dog, the hot dog has ketchup. See more »

Quotes

Andi: [police see them where a store was broken into, the thieves just got away] We can't get in trouble again!
Bruce: We didn't do anything.
Andi: You want to tell them that?
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Crazy Credits

The credits are accompanied by clips and stills of the cast and crew with their pets (mostly dogs, but at least one cat and a snake). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bunheads: What's Your Damage, Heather? (2012) See more »

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Written & Performed by Tim Armstrong
Courtesy of Hellcat Records
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very good family film - enjoyed it thoroughly!
17 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Saw this movie opening night. Took 5 kids and my wife and sis-in-law. all of us enjoyed it. very clean. enjoyable. hilarious at times and well written.

I normally hate child actors, but for once i was not annoyed. Emma Roberts is gorgeous. at 23, she looks young, but has moments in which she gives a glimpse of wisdom. her younger brother in the movie was very tolerable, and in fact delivered some excellent subtlety. neither over acted.

the social worker couple were very good while Lisa kudrow continues to amaze me that she even has a career. OK, now the part that matters: the dogs were hilarious, likable, and intriguing. the plot was very well done and for the first time in years, i am intrigued and eagerly anticipating the "making of" documentary on the DVD. excellent direction, pacing, and scripting.


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