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Angel Dog (2011)

PG | | Drama, Family | 19 March 2011 (USA)
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This heartwarming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a ... See full summary »

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Robin Conly (as Robin Nations)

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Robin Conly (as Robin Nations)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Michael Davis ... Jake Bryant
Farah White ... Caroline Mason
Maurice Ripke ... Trey
Ashley Hallford ... Nita
Richard Dillard ... Seth
Mona Lee Fultz ... Bobbie
Melinda DeKay ... Cheryl Mason
Gayle Massey ... Janice
Step Rowe ... Elizabeth Bryant
Atticus Nations Atticus Nations ... Gabe Bryant
Remi Nations Remi Nations ... Abby Bryant
Jean Axtell Jean Axtell ... Elise Bryant
Craig Rainey ... Officer Dodds
Alexander Hilary Alexander Hilary ... Andrew
David Carnahan David Carnahan ... Coroner
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This heartwarming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for even surviving. However, eventually Jake bonds with Cooper, and this bond ends up being the one thing that gets him out of bed in the morning, the one thing that helps him to go on living after such a tragic loss. Written by Robin Nations

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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The veterinarian clinic scenes were filmed at Smith & Shedd Family Pet Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. See more »

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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Angel Dog 2 (2014) See more »

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A wonderful movie that didn't need a big budget
6 November 2012 | by nkq-522-14683See all my reviews

It's not often that I get hooked on a movie but I'm a sucker for films with strong character development and Angel Dog has plenty of that. It is similar to "As Good as it Gets" in that it is a dog that brings out the best in people. And like "As Good," this film focuses on people. The story moves along quickly thanks to the fine script and direction. The motivations of each character are realistic; there are no dead spots in this film. There are no car chases, terrorist, explosions or gun fire, but still, I could not pull myself away from this film once I started it. Yes, I am a crazy animal lover, but it was the quick pacing and wonderful characters that kept me glued to the screen. There is even a surprising and throat-choking O. Henry moment in the film. It's obvious that this is a low-budget film, but it also is proof that you don't need a big budget to make a good movie, one that puts to shame 95 percent of all the bigger budget films in terms of script quality, direction and editing. It's a feel-good film I could watch over and over again.


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19 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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