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Derby Dogs (2012)

Kiwi Flyer (original title)
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Ben secretly enters the local soapbox derby with a rag-tag group of friends to best school bullies.

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Tony Simpson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Hall Edward Hall ... Ben
Tikirau Hathaway Tikirau Hathaway ... Jeff
Vince Martin Vince Martin ... Wayne
Tandi Wright ... Karen
Dai Henwood ... Mr. Lumsden
Myer van Gosliga Myer van Gosliga ... Shannon
Doug Colling Doug Colling ... Shane
Jane Winter ... Shirelle
David de Thierry David de Thierry ... Slug
Matt French Matt French ... Stewie
Brittany Dick Brittany Dick ... Amanda
Hannah German Hannah German ... Katie
Liz Woodall Liz Woodall ... Hippy Information Officer
Pete Hansen Pete Hansen ... Stan
Hayden Waller Hayden Waller ... Elliot
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Ben secretly enters the local soapbox derby with a rag-tag group of friends to best school bullies.

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Family

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Rated PG for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2012 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Derby Dogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Nelson, New Zealand

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Budget:

NZD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Despite the DVD cover prominently displaying a Jack Russell Terrier and a Pug, there are no dogs featured in this movie. See more »

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Enjoyable family viewing
4 October 2012 | by grant_smithSee all my reviews

This movie was very much a feel good family movie. I took my 9 year old along because my wife had read about it and thought our son might enjoy it. He did not want to go and was grumpy all the way. But he loved the movie and chatted about it all the way home. Well made old style family movie like Disney used to make before they went off track (not counting the PIXAR stuff which are great). Well cast kid actors who were very believable and it was great to see Vince Martin on the big screen again. Another solid performance from Tandi Wright as the mother and I enjoyed Dai Henwood's quirky performance as the kid's teacher. Well directed with some nice views of Nelson. The story line was reasonably predictable but that did not detract from the overall enjoyment.


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