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The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009)

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The Bannister family's new addition, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez of TV's SAVED BY THE BELL), the yellow Labrador, appears to be less than the dependable guard dog the family needs. However,... See full summary »

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Michael Feifer

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Jeffrey Schenck (story), Michael Ciminera (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Ted Stein
Gary Valentine ... George Bannister
Mario Lopez ... Zeus (voice)
Elisa Donovan ... Belinda Bannister
Sierra McCormick ... Kara Bannister
Charlie Stewart ... Ben Bannister
Joey Diaz ... Stewey McMann (as Joey Coco Diaz)
Mindy Sterling ... Grandma Bannister
Adrienne Barbeau ... Cat Lady
Lana Lana ... Zeus
Michael Healey Michael Healey ... Dog Pound Dogs (voice)
Ilana Silverman Ilana Silverman ... Chegwee (voice)
Coley Feifer Coley Feifer ... Mouse 1 / Young George (voice) (as Coley Michael Feifer)
Emma Feifer Emma Feifer ... Mouse 2 (voice)
Joe Torry ... Perry Winkle
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The Bannister family's new addition, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez of TV's SAVED BY THE BELL), the yellow Labrador, appears to be less than the dependable guard dog the family needs. However, when two burglars set out to break into the Bannister's home while they're away for Christmas, Zeus seizes the chance to be a hero, proving every dog - even this one - has his day. Dean Cain (TV's LOIS & CLARK), Gary Valentine (TV's THE KING OF QUEENS), Elisa Donovan (CLUELESS, TV's SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH), Mindy Sterling (AUSTIN POWERS), and Adrienne Barbeau (MAUDE, CARINVALE) also lend their voices in this heart-warming animated holiday movie. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and rude humor
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USA

Release Date:

29 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Montrose, California, USA See more »

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The police car and the robbers van have the same exact license plate. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010) See more »

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Dear Santa
Written by Billy Sherwood
Performed by Billy Sherwood
Published by Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / Mastersource
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5 December 2012 | by myspecialparadiseSee all my reviews

They'd have to tie me down, clamp my eyes open, and I would still avert my eyes from this loser. Totally boring, and, frankly, I am sick to death of seeing Dean Cain as the bad guy. He just doesn't suit the part. Unfortunately, he did suit the part of that creep that killed Stacey Peterson and her unborn child ... which pretty much destroyed his career.

The acting is OK, when thinking about the other parts ... but the movie is, as already mentioned, a rip-off of Home Alone, and not even a good rip-off. And, actually, the dog was not that great either. So, walk away and find something better to do with your time. Unless you like being bored. Bottom line is ... nothing special here excepting for the holiday decorations, and one other part mentioned below ... and whom among us want to watch a movie just to see a few good decoration?

Now, let us get to the part that infuriated me ... which is the part played by Elisa Donovan ... shame, shame! Why any woman would consider taking a part, such as this one, where a woman towers over the man, and basically treats him like a child ... well, shame, shame. However, seeing Adrienne Barbeau, as the cat lady, tickled me greatly. Adrienne usually plays the Hard Hearted Hanna roles, and to see her in this role was a lovely Christmas Surprise. We can use seeing more of her in the future ... she has been greatly missed!


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