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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!"
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... President of the United States
Eliza Roberts ... First Lady
John-Paul Howard ... Danny Milbright
Little Bear ... Teddy - The First Dog
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Big Mike
Priscilla Barnes ... June Angell
Paula Devicq ... Vicky-Ann
Tim Peyton ... Henderson
Linda Bella Linda Bella ... Sally
Paula Nelson Paula Nelson ... Herself
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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

In Dog We Trust

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Az első kutya See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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First American Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

The Oval Office desk, rug and props are those used in the The West Wing (1999) TV series, and both National Treasure movies. The Oval Office set was a full scale replica of the Oval Office, and was built specifically for First Dog on the stage of the Sobrato high school theater by high school film students and teachers under a unique mentorship program. The mentorship program was created by First American Cinema to mentor the senior students on an actual feature film set. The mentorship program was created by Bryan Michael Stoller of First American Cinema, and Gary Harmon of the Sobrato High School (Sobrato Conservatory of the Arts). See more »

Soundtracks

Day To Day Love
Performed by Paula Nelson and Willie Nelson
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Charming Family movie for people with a heart!
12 June 2011 | by hollywoodmanorSee all my reviews

Charming family movie! Watched this at Little Rock Film Festival with a full audience (around 300 people). Everyone cried and laughed, a real feel-good movie! The film screened at the Clinton Presidential Library. We went to see the film again the following Thursday and it was even better the second time we saw it! We want to see this movie when it comes out in theaters. My kids said they can't wait to watch it again. We also all loved the original Dolly Parton songs, and even heard Willie Nelson singing the chorus on one song with his daughter Paula Nelson who also co-stars in the film. I wonder if they'll release a soundtrack as well. The music score by the composer was also great -- sounded like a big orchestra! The best family movie we've seen in a long time. If you have a heart -- you'll love love this movie!


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