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First Dog (2010)

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A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"





Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... President of the United States
Eliza Roberts ... First Lady
John-Paul Howard ... Danny Milbright
Little Bear Little Bear ... Teddy - The First Dog
Tom Lister Jr. ... Big Mike (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister)
Priscilla Barnes ... June Angell
Paula Devicq ... Vicky-Ann
Tim Peyton ... Henderson
Linda Bella ... Sally
Paula Nelson Paula Nelson ... Self
Kerry Wallum Kerry Wallum ... Band Manager (KW) / The Paula Nelson Band
Alexander Yurchikov Alexander Yurchikov ... Agent Morello (as Sasha Yurchikov)
Bill Heiser Bill Heiser ... Agent Alcove
Corbin Timbrook ... Mr. Brentwood
Bernie Kopell ... Psychiatrist Juvenile Hall


While US president Barrett opens a school bearing his name, his inseparable dog Teddy gets lost in the commotion when a gun is fired at its master. To avoid a press scandal, the matter is kept discrete. The dog wanders off to a country orphanage, where Teddy chooses as new master Danny Milbright, a shy boy who never seems to be considered for adoption but has a strong sense of justice, impelling him to return Teddy to his master. It proves an eventful journey all the way to D.C. Written by KGF Vissers

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In Dog We Trust


Comedy | Drama | Family


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Did You Know?


The dog in this movie is the same dog from the movie 'Wizard of Paws' (2015) which also features the actor Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. See more »


Family of Friends
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Dolly Parton
Guitar by Kent Wells
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Wow....How did this happen?
11 July 2012 | by hugo_silva09See all my reviews

This is probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I know that the intention may be good..they were probably trying to make a somewhat entertaining family movie, but it DID NOT work. A lot of technical aspects as well as poor acting and story brought this movie to its lowest. The actors were not believable at all, the editing and the setting were really bad. There were scenes that made no sense at all throughout the whole movie (small sequences that supposedly should make you emotional I guess). Soundtrack does nothing to help the movie...

Anyways, the only reason this is not getting 1/10 is because maybe this movie will be good for 3 year olds who don't know how to talk yet and enjoy a bunch of nonsense emotional stuff with kids..dogs..and caring adults.

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Release Date:

15 December 2012 (Belgium) See more »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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First American Cinema See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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