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My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 3 March 2000 (USA)
A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director:

Jay Russell

Writers:

Willie Morris (book), Gail Gilchriest (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Dink
Frankie Muniz ... Willie Morris
Kevin Bacon ... Jack Morris
Diane Lane ... Ellen Morris
Mark Beech Mark Beech ... Army Buddy
Susan Carol Davis ... Mrs. Jenkins
David Pickens David Pickens ... Mr. Jenkins
Bradley Coryell Bradley Coryell ... Big Boy Wilkinson
Daylan Honeycutt Daylan Honeycutt ... Henjie Henick
Cody Linley ... Spit McGee
Lucile Doan Ewing Lucile Doan Ewing ... Aunt Maggie
Polly Craig Polly Craig ... Grandmother Mamie
John Stiritz John Stiritz ... Grandfather Percy
Enzo ... Skip
Moose ... Skip
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Storyline

A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris. Written by Stephen Hughes

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Taglines:

Every family needs an optimist.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violent content and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi perro Skip See more »

Filming Locations:

Canton, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,941, 16 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,099,640, 4 July 2000
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Six Jack Russell terriers, including Moose and his son Enzo, played Skip. See more »

Goofs

Dink's letters home talk of being in France, yet the Allied invasion did not take place until 1944. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Old Skip was 11, and feeble with arthritis, but he never lost that old devilish look in his eye. He made my room his own. Came across an old photo of him not long ago. His little face, with the long snout sniffing at something in the air. His tail was straight out, pointing. Eyes were flashing in some momentary excitement. He always loved to be rubbed on the back of his neck. And when I did it, he'd yawn and he'd stretch, reach out to me with his paws, as if he was trying to embrace me. I ...
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Soundtracks

Old Yazoo
Written by Fats Waller
Performed by The Boswell Sisters
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an endearing film with heart
6 September 2004 | by michaelsibley416See all my reviews

I loved this movie from start to finish. "My Dog Skip" reminded me a lot of a 1998 movie called "Simon Birch" from the narrator to the feeling I got inside while watching both films.

I was also thrilled to learn that Kevin Bacon was a part of this cast because he is an actor that has presence. Every time he is on screen it is as if the screen shines. "My Dog Skip" also stars one the best child stars around named Frankie Muniz. When talking about natural talent this kid has it. Rounding out this cast is Diane Lane and Luke Wilson.

As Haley Joel Osment did with his performance last year in "The Sixth Sense," Frankie Muniz stole the show this year with his in "My Dog Skip."

This may not be an original idea but it is presented in such a way that works. "My Dog Skip" is refreshing and non-violent film that allows everyone to sit back and relax. All I have to say about this film is bravo on a movie well done on the acting as well as the directing. Everything about the film was terrific.

I wish I could live the life of this kid and have a dog this loyal and obedient. I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish.

I recommend that everyone watch "MY DOG SKIP."


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