A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.

Writers:

W. Bruce Cameron (screenplay by), Cathryn Michon (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Terri
Jonah Hauer-King ... Lucas
Edward James Olmos ... Axel
Alexandra Shipp ... Olivia
Chris Bauer ... Kurch
Barry Watson ... Gavin
Motell Gyn Foster ... Taylor (as Motell Foster)
Wes Studi ... Captain Mica
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Bella (voice)
John Cassini ... Chuck
Brian Markinson ... Gunter
Patrick Gallagher ... Teo
Broadus Mattison ... Mack
Rolando Boyce ... Drew
Cesar De León ... Steve (as Cesar De Leon)
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Storyline

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives. Written by Santhosh

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There are some bonds no distance can break. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Though this film was entirely shot in Canada's western province British Columbia, the setting is in Colorado which is a northwestern American state. The specific cities for its plot are Denver, Durango and Gunnison. See more »

Goofs

The claim is made that, to be considered a pit bull all that is required is for 3 animal control officers to certify that the animal is a pit bull.

If an animal is not a pit bull, any such certification would be fraudulent, subjecting those officers to criminal prosecution. See more »

Quotes

Bella: I knew now that my journey was much longer than I'd ever imagined.
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Crazy Credits

Despite the opening titles before the prologue and the first half of the closing credits is displayed via fading, the movie's title, shown after the prologue, is zooming slightly forward. The text is upper-cased white. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Glass (2019) See more »

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Together
Written by Andrew Allen and Robin Ghosh
Performed by Andrew Allen
Courtesy of My Pet Seagull
Under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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Best Animal Movie Of The Year In Malaysian Cinema
13 March 2019 | by ymyusedaSee all my reviews

Rating 9.8/10 Best animal movie of the year. Best acting performance to all the characters in this movie !! Character BELLA a.k.a Shelby was absolutely amazing !! For director Charles Martin Smith, you has created a good film this year !! For all of you, go see it you wont regret it !! I love this movie so much !!


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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dog's Way Home See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,251,263, 13 January 2019

Gross USA:

$42,004,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,708,134
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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