After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog.
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Their relationship wasn't going anywhere until one little thing tied it all together.
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25 December 2008 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $36,357,586,
28 December 2008
Gross USA: $143,153,751
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $255,743,093
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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For the montage, in which John lists things that he and the dog have done, all scenes were shot in very few takes. For the shot in which the dog digs near the plant, it was trained to dig, and a hole was pre-dug and partly filled with loose soil. For the shot in which Marley gets a bath, actors used nontoxic dog shampoo and the dog was rinsed and dried thoroughly immediately afterward (it was all filmed in one take). When the dog chews on the leash, the leash was pre-cut and the dog was cued to "get it." When he walks in the rain, it was warm Miami rain and the dog was accustomed to it. When he jumps and "bites" the mailman's bag, the dog was cued to get it and shake it. When he "bites" the UPS boxes, the UPS worker was a costumed trainer who cued the dog to bite certain easy-to-grip spots on the boxes. When he destroyed the sand castles or bit the chair, he was cued to "dig" and to "get it." The baseball field scene was filmed during an actual baseball game. The dog was cued to run the stairs, which were not steep. Then, between innings, the actor was allowed to throw a ball to the dog, and the dog was cued to fetch it. The dog was unfazed by the noise and the crowd. See more
When John gets a cup from the cabinet, the cabinet is open but in the next shot it's closed. See more
I told myself not to scream but I screamed and he stabbed me
[checking the wound
Its not that bad, in all the drama I didn't catch your name.
Lisa its going to be okay, we're going to sit here with you and wait for the police to get here, its going to be alright.
References Over the Hedge
Only Wanna Be With You
Written by Mark Bryan
, Darius Rucker
, Jim 'Soni' Sonefeld
(as James Sonefeld), and Dean Felber
Performed by Hootie & the Blowfish
(as Hootie & The Blowfish)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing See more