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Good Boy (2003)

Good Boy! (original title)
An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.

Director:

John Hoffman

Writers:

Zeke Richardson (story "Dogs from Outer Space"), Zeke Richardson (screen story) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Shannon ... Mrs. Baker
Liam Aiken ... Owen Baker
Kevin Nealon ... Mr. Baker
Brittany Moldowan Brittany Moldowan ... Connie Fleming
George Touliatos ... Mr. Leone
Patti Allan ... Ms. Ryan
Hunter Elliott Hunter Elliott ... Frankie (as Hunter Elliot)
Mikhael Speidel Mikhael Speidel ... Fred
Benjamin Ratner ... Wilson's Dad
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ... Wilson's Other Dad
Paul Vogt ... Bob the Dog Catcher (as Paul C. Vogt)
Brenda Crichlow ... Mrs. Fleming (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
D. Harlan Cutshall ... Mr. Fleming
Chaka White Chaka White ... Woman at the Pound
Nicola Anderson ... Woman at the Pound
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Storyline

Owen Baker is a 12-year-old loner who has been working as a neighborhood dog-walker so he can earn the privilege of getting a dog of his own. His hard work pays off when his parents let him adopt a scruffy mutt he names Hubble. Both boy and dog get more than they bargained for when Owen wakes up one morning to discover he can understand every word Hubble says, including the ominous phrase: "Take me to your leaders." Owen learns that dogs came to Earth thousands of years ago to colonize and dominate the planet. Hubble (who is really named Canid 3942) has been sent by the powerful Greater Dane on a mission from the Dog Star Sirius to make sure dogs have fulfilled this destiny. Despite the best efforts of Owen's rag-tag group of neighborhood dogs to convince him otherwise, Hubble soon discovers the awful truth about Earth dogs: "You're all pets!" Now Owen (a boy who never had a friend) and Hubble (a dog who never needed one) must work together to prepare the neighborhood dogs for a visit... Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Fall...Earth is going to the dogs. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
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Details

Official Sites:

Fox [Brazil] | MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Boy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,107,022, 12 October 2003

Gross USA:

$37,667,746

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,490,616
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Liam Aiken was allowed to hold the camera and film one shot in the film, but it ended up being cut. See more »

Goofs

When the family is at the dog pound selecting Hubble, the size of the sandwich held by Bob the Dog Catcher alternates from large to small to large again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Baker: Don't you think that it makes more sense to wait until after we move to the new place before we get the dog? I'm just thinking of the dog that way he won't have to relearn a new house, a new neighborhood, and all that other... newness.
Owen: We had a deal, Mom.
Mrs. Baker: We did. We sure, we sure, we absolutely did.
Owen: [quoting Mrs. Baker] "The best way to achieve your goals, Owen, is to make a plan, work hard, and always keep your eyes on the prize."
Mrs. Baker: That's an exact quote, isn't it?
Owen: I want my prize.
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #31.9 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by Franky Perez
Produced by Franky Perez
Courtesy of Lava Records
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It's My Dog Skip meets E.T.
19 October 2003 | by mack3175See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining lighthearted film, it's for anybody who has a pet. 12 year old Owen Baker(Liam Aiken) is a very lonely boy, who's best friends so far seem to be the neighbors dogs he walks everyday. Owen really wants one of his own. One day his parents take him to the pound to get one. He finds a cute dog and names him Hubble. But Owen slowly discovers, this is no ordinary dog. Who just happens to be a very intelligent dog from outer space. A pure delight for the whole family. Matthew Broderick is also good as the voice of Hubble. It's funny and delightful. Please don't quit making movies like this.


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