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A Dog's Purpose (2017)

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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bailey / Ellie / Tino / Buddy (voice)
... Adult Ethan
... Adult Hannah
... Ethan - 8 Years Old
... Teen Ethan (as KJ Apa)
... Ethan's Mom
... Ethan's Dad
... Grandma Fran
... Grandpa Bill
... Teen Hannah
... Todd
... Maya
... Al
... Carlos
... Wendi
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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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Some pets stay with you forever See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril | See all certifications »

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27 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La razón de estar contigo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,222,810, 29 January 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,304,940, 5 May 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,142,855, 19 March 2017
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Trivia

Bradley Cooper was originally slated to provide the voice of the titular dog; however, he was ultimately replaced with Josh Gad. See more »

Goofs

In 1961 or '2, Ethan is shown reading an apparently new issue of Captain America. This series had been out of print since 1953, until it was revived by Marvel Comics in 1964. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bailey: [narrating] What is the meaning of life? Are we here for a reason? Is there a point to any of this?
[a litter of puppies]
Bailey: First, I had no idea what was going on. I... I couldn't see a thing. It was warm. There was my mother. Every day, I had fun. Was having fun the point? The whole point? No, it couldn't be that simple.
Dog Catcher: Here's one...
Bailey: And then it was over.
Dog Catcher: That's it for you.
[put him into his truck]
Bailey: No more fun. It seemed like such a short life. I mean, what exactly did I do? There was...
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Beyond (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I Thank You
Written by Dave Porter (as David Porter) and Isaac Hayes
Performed by Sam & Dave
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Great Movie!
26 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I know, the scandal video made the movie's reputation go down drastically, but this movie is great! The dog wasn't actually harmed at all during filming, so there's nothing to worry about. The movie left me feeling happy. The movie was very enjoyable and I would recommend that you go and see it. The movie was very touching. I hope this movie does well because a lot of time and effort was put into it, and it did pay off, but the video stupid TMZ posted made people come and review this movie based on the scandal, before they had even SEEN the movie.I also recommend that especially dog lovers/animal lovers go see the movie because it's more understandable from an animal lovers/owners point of view.


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