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Dadnapped (2009)

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Melissa has a bad case of sibling rivalry, only her competition is a fictional character in her father's best-selling novel about a teenage super spy. When her father is "dadnapped" by a ... See full summary »

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Paul Hoen

Writer:

Alan Silberberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Osment ... Melissa Morris
David Henrie ... Wheeze
Jason Earles ... Merv
Jonathan Keltz ... Trip Zoome
Moises Arias ... Andre
Denzel Whitaker ... Sheldon
Charles Halford ... Skunk
Phill Lewis ... Maurice Legarche
George Newbern ... Neal Morris
Jennifer Stone ... Debbie (voice)
Seth Packard ... Sammy
Brandon Luke Bringhurst Brandon Luke Bringhurst ... Fan Guy
Trevor Snarr ... Bobby-O
Kenda Benward ... Suzie
Bryson Kuan Bryson Kuan ... Pizza Driver
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Storyline

Melissa has a bad case of sibling rivalry, only her competition is a fictional character in her father's best-selling novel about a teenage super spy. When her father is "dadnapped" by a group of overzealous fans, it's up to Melissa to help him by tapping her inner superhero. Written by Dadnapped

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Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apurablók See more »

Filming Locations:

Magna, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Salty Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Emily Osment and George Newbern both appeared in Friends. George Newbern as Danny who was Monica and Rachel's neighbor and flirted with Rachel. Emily Oment as the tricker treater that Rachel gave a check too. See more »

Goofs

After going through the car wash Melissa's hair is straightened, it goes from straight to curled and back again throughout the rest of the movie. See more »

Connections

References Nim's Island (2008) See more »

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Hero in Me
Performed by Emily Osment
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Formulaic Fun!
22 February 2009 | by dabrauerSee all my reviews

Keeping in mind that this is a Disney Channel Original Movie, and was not intended as Oscar material, I found this movie very enjoyable.

The plot was actually fairly interesting, several clever twists made it one of the more refreshing made-for-TV, "family" films that I've seen. Aside from the plot, I found the acting in this film better than most of its genre. Although occasionally slapstick, particularly toward the end (what can you expect, it is a DCOM), the acting was generally believable in a crazy/fun sort of way. There was great chemistry between some of the characters as well. I really liked the performances by Osment, Henrie, and Arias.

My least favorite part of this movie was probably just before the end (during the "climax") when the action moved from "expectedly because it's Disney Channel slapstick" to "tortuously unbelievably slapstick." Thankfully, it only lasted a few minutes.

If you're a cynic or a movie critic you'll probably hate this movie. However, if you're looking for a fun, clean, family-friendly movie that teaches some good lessons without being too heavy-handed, and doesn't completely insult your intelligence, you might just enjoy "Dadnapped."


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