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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

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While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.

Director:

Raja Gosnell

Writers:

Analisa LaBianco (screenplay), Jeffrey Bushell (screenplay) (as Jeff Bushell) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Piper Perabo ... Rachel
Manolo Cardona ... Sam Cortez
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Aunt Viv
José María Yazpik ... Vasquez
Maury Sterling ... Rafferty
Jesús Ochoa ... Officer Ramirez (as Jesus Ochoa)
Eugenio Derbez ... Store Owner
Omar Leyva ... Ranger
Naomy Romo ... Ranger
Ali Hillis ... Angela
Marguerite Moreau ... Blair
Nick Zano ... Bryan
Carmen Vera Carmen Vera ... Inn Keeper Lady
Gina Gallego ... Shelter Director
Hiram Vilchez Hiram Vilchez ... Desk Clerk
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Storyline

Chloe, a diamond-clad ultra-pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua finds herself being "puppy-sit" by the niece, Rachel, of her owner when she leaves for Europe for one of her fashion shows. Rachel is enjoying her aunt's wealthy home but can't resist a weekend trip to Mexico with her friends. With Chloe in tote, Rachel's partying quickly disgusts Chloe and she decides she will go home herself. Chloe quickly gets lost in Mexico and thrown into a dog-fighting ring where she meets Delgado, an ex police K9 who is there and finds himself between his old enemy Diablo, the drug-lord's dog who ruined his career, and Chloe. After saving her and himself, Delgado agrees to help her get home and they begin their journey across Mexico for Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, Rachel has enlisted the help of her Aunt's gardener and Papi, the gardener's Chihuahua who's crazy about Chloe, to help find and save her. At the same time Diablo's master has learned of Chloe's identity and plans on dog-napping her for a big ... Written by JRemingtonW

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Taglines:

50% Warrior. 50% Lover. 100% Chihuahua. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

For scenes in which dogs bark, whine, growl or snarl, a trainer cued them to "speak" and used various training tools (toys, treats) to achieve certain reactions. When the dogs' mouths move as if they are speaking, this was a special effect digitally added after filming. Whenever Chloe is being carried in the mouth of Delgado (voice of Andy Garcia) or El Diablo (voice of Edward James Olmos), a fake prop dog was used in combination with computer-generated imagery. See more »

Goofs

The mountain lion scene would be incredibly unlikely in real life. For one, mountain lions are solitary animals and never hunt in groups. Second, they only hunt at dawn or dusk and would never attack in a group out in the open in full sun during the middle of the day. See more »

Quotes

Manuel: I never had my teeth brushed before, it's
[grins]
Manuel: minty!
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Crazy Credits

"The producers, Walt Disney Company and American Humane Association want every pet to have a loving and permanent home. If you are adopting a pet, be sure you are ready for a lifetime commitment and research your choice carefully." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: The Smurfs (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Mamasita
Written by Mark Pistel, Happy Sanchez, Norma Diana
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate (as The Latin Soul Syndicate)
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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This is a fun movie nothing more nothing less!
2 November 2008 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

This movie has a lower rating than "Superhero movie". And that was absolutely crap. I am not a child and not a dog lover. Still i found myself liking this movie.And no I am not suffering from any mental illness or something like that. Honestly the nerve of people to say something like that. I wonder if most of the reviewers actually have seen the movie. If so what did these people expect from a movie like this. A talking Chihuahua reciting a poem from Shakespeare or just a cute dog mixed up in some little adventure. Compared to previous Disney movies about animals it is on the same level. So what if it isn't original. What movie is these days. This movie hasn't got one dull moment. I sat through the movie without ever looking at the clock. And I can tell you that a lot of the big titles that came out this year wished they had the same effect on me.Most of the box office titles made this year have disappointed me much more because I had high expectations. For "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" i had no expectations whatsoever and got rewarded with fun.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

South of the Border See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,300,465, 5 October 2008

Gross USA:

$94,514,402

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,292,488
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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