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Show Dogs (2018)

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Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

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Raja Gosnell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Frank
Ludacris ... Max (voice) (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Natasha Lyonne ... Mattie
Stanley Tucci ... Philippe (voice)
Jordin Sparks Thomas ... Daisy (voice) (as Jordin Sparks)
Gabriel Iglesias ... Sprinkles (voice) (as Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias)
Shaquille O'Neal ... Karma (voice)
Alan Cumming ... Dante (voice)
Omar Chaparro ... Señor Gabriel
Anders Holm ... Pigeon 1 (voice)
Kate Micucci ... Pigeon 2 (voice)
Blake Anderson ... Pigeon 3 (voice)
RuPaul ... Persephone (voice)
Andy Beckwith ... Berne
Oliver Tompsett Oliver Tompsett ... Chauncey
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In a world where humans and anthropomorphic animals, e.g. talking dogs co-exist, a macho but lonely Rottweiler police dog named Max is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious dog show with his human partner Frank (Will Arnett) to stop an animal-smuggling scheme that is using the dog show as a front. When Max finds out the criminals are planning to sell Ling-Li, a baby giant panda, at the upcoming Canini Invitational dog show in Las Vegas, he's forced to go undercover as an entrant accompanied by Frank posing as his trainer..

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Unleashed and Undercover


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for suggestive and rude humor, language and some action. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the third film collaboration between Will Arnett and Gabriel Iglesias. The first two were The Nut Job (2014) and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017). See more »

Quotes

Philippe: You can't polish a turd... but you can roll it in glitter.
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Crazy Credits

Credits contain supposed "bloopers", many of which involve computer-generated characters messing up. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two scenes were cut upon the second week of its US theatrical release - these edits also apply to the home release. After receiving complaints, presenter/distributor, Global Road Entertainment deemed them inappropriate for children. They concerned the subplot of Max having to have his testicles touched by the show judges. However, all UK (and therefore Irish) releases are uncut with the same PG rating - according to the BBFC, this is because the controversial scenes are "entirely innocent, non-sexual and occur within the clear context of preparation for and judging in a dog show". See more »


Soundtracks

Viva Las Vegas
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp.
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User Reviews

 
Who did Will Arnett hack off to get into this film?!
11 July 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Will Arnett is a well respected actor with many credits to his name. In addition to TV shows such as "30 Rock", he's done some terrific voice acting for many films such as "BoJack Horseman" and "The Lego Movie"/"Lego Batman". So I can't help but wonder if someone was angry at him or perhaps his agent was a pussycat...otherwise I have no idea WHY he'd agree to star in this film. It's truly terrible and a movie that only small children could stomach. As for adults, if they watch this one there's a strong likelihood they'll throw something at the TV instead of finishing it! Yes....it's THAT bad.

I should have known the movie was crap when the DVD jacket from Netflix began with 'From the director of Beverly Hills Chihuahua....". That pretty much says it all....as that film was about as enjoyable as a root canal....without anesthesia!! And here they are again with a film about talking dogs!!! Uggh!!!

The story is about a police dog who investigates and solves crimes all on his own. Naturally, he and all the other animals in the picture can talk....and once again it's pretty much like "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" because of this. This is NOT a good thing by the way....talking animals wears thin very quickly. Many of you have seen either this or films like "Dogs and Cats" (which is marginaly better)....but who wants to see this sort of thing more than once? In other words, you've seen one, you've seen them all.

The bottom line is that this is a very bad film--mostly because adults and older kids would rather eat their leg than see something like this. For small children, it's okay entertainment....just make sure you do NOT stay in the room and watch with them....your brain will thank you for this.

Overall, bad writing, creepy CGI and a nonsensical script make this film about animal smuggling one you really want to avoid. I only give this one a 2 becacuse small kids might enjoy it....MIGHT.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Show Dogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Cardiff, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,023,972, 20 May 2018

Gross USA:

$17,857,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,156,854
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1.85 : 1
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