This is a family film about a thirty-five-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious ten-year-old daughter, and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago,... See full summary »

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Kevin Cooper

Writers:

Kevin Cooper, Eric Stolze (as Eric J. Stolze)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Beverly D'Angelo ... Sheila
Steve Guttenberg ... Stubbs
Sean Giambrone ... Toledo Kid #3
Alfonso Arau ... Raoul
Steve Lemme ... J.T. O'Neil
Dusan Brown ... Dash
Heidi Johanningmeier ... Gabby Frankenfurter
Dante Brown ... Andrew
Philippe Brenninkmeyer ... Mattias Ober
Walt Sloan ... Board Member
Michael Yurchak ... Flavio
Greg Hollimon Greg Hollimon ... Cop #1
Janet Ulrich Brooks ... Estelle Willinger
Brenda Pickleman ... Beatrice Carmichael
Billy Dec ... Party Patron
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This is a family film about a thirty-five-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious ten-year-old daughter, and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago, and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to try and get rid of his lovable pooch, Shakey, and Chandler won't have it, and hatches a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together.

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Moving to the Big City can be Ruff! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor, mild language and brief smoking

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I Can't Stomach Shaky
20 February 2013 | by rlslemmerSee all my reviews

I can't believe they got so many "actors" to take money to play such moronic characters, the worst being the apartment manager, Ms. Willinger (Janet Ulrich Brooks), obscenely overacted. This could have been a decent movie if the writers and director would not have spent so much effort in distracting the viewers with stupidity. When will the makers of so-called "family" movies realize that they can't tug at the heart at the same time they crap on your brain! That said, I should also say that the little girl, Rylie Behr, was cute in her role as long as it was just her, Dad and the dog in the scene. She was one of the few people in this movie given a sane character to play. Hope she finds something more worthy of her talents in the future.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Heart Shakey See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Amarok Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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