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Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.

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David R. Ellis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Chance (voice)
Sally Field ... Sassy (voice)
Ralph Waite ... Shadow (voice)
Al Michaels Al Michaels ... Sparky Michaels (voice)
Tommy Lasorda ... Lucky Lasorda (voice)
Bob Uecker ... Trixie Uecker (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... French Poodle (voice)
Jon Polito ... Ashcan (voice)
Adam Goldberg ... Pete (voice)
Sinbad ... Riley (voice)
Carla Gugino ... Delilah (voice)
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Sledge (voice) (as Tisha Campbell)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Bando (voice)
Ross Malinger ... Spike (voice)
Michael Bell ... Stokey (voice)
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Storyline

Shadow, Sassy and Chance are back! It's been three years since their trek through the woods and over the mountains. Now the family lives in San Fransisco and they're taking a vacation in Canada. Only problem, the pets escape from the airport while being put in the cargo area of the plane. Now their family is in Canada and the pets are all alone in San Fransisco. They meet scruffy bully dogs and a gang of rebel dogs all abandoned and have started their own group. Also looking for them is a "Blood Red Van" driven by bumbling dog catchers. Also Chance meets a girl dog and it's love at first bite. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Your favorite talking animals are back!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,605,649, 10 March 1996

Gross USA:

$32,772,492

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,772,492
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the pets encounter two bulldogs named Pete and Ashcan, who start a fight with the pampered pets whom they see as intruders on their turf. Chance, at one point in the fight, grabs hold of Pete's tail. As a fight ensues, a pack of strays, led by a dog named Riley, comes to the rescue of Sassy, Chance and Shadow. Chance runs off to distract one of the bullies and Riley sends a beautiful white dog named Delilah to find him. Delilah and Chance at first tussle, but once he knows she was sent by the friendly strays, it is love at second sight. All of the fight scenes were done by play fighting. The dogs had been prepped in pre-production. Each of the dogs had a trainer assigned to him and the scenes were shot in cuts so that the dogs could be individually cued by voice and hand commands. In the scene when Chance grabs Pete's tail, the dog's real tail was wrapped and hidden alongside his hind leg and a fake tail was attached to the dog. In part of the sequence, this prosthetic tail was merely held by a trainer who was positioned out of camera range. In the midst of the fighting, we see Sassy poised atop a large wooden cable spool, where she does her part by knocking over a flower pot onto the head of one of the dogs. This was shot in cuts. The cat was cued to touch the pot by responding to a buzzer command from her trainer. We then see a shot of it landing on the head of one of the bulldogs who turns and walks away from the spool. The pot, which was made of foam rubber, toppled off of the spool with little effort from the cat and lightly landed on the head of the dog. See more »

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Some scenes show the Vancouver, not the San Francisco skyline. See more »

Quotes

Delilah: Hi
Chance: Don't you hi me. First, you chase me, then you try to kill me, then you kiss me? What's the game?
Delilah: Game? I don't have a game. Look, I was only chasing you because your friends back in the alley asked me to, okay?
Chance: My friends, huh? So tell me, what are my friends' names?
Delilah: Shadow and Sassy.
Chance: Huh! Lucky guess. Okay, show me the secret paw shake.
Delilah: Secret paw shake? They didn't show me any secret paw shake.
Chance: Aha! They didn't, huh? Good, because there ain't one. Now explain that kiss.
Delilah: Kiss? That was no ...
[...]
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Connections

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Written by George Cory (as George C. Cory, Jr.) & Douglass Cross (as Douglas Cross)
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Decent sequel, but it doesn't quite live up to its original
30 December 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Homeward Bound:The Incredible Journey was a beautiful charming film, that I have loved since childhood. And maybe it is just me but I feel it is underrated as well. This sequel is inferior, but in my mind, it is decent. It does have its problems, such as the lame direction, the not-so-crisp editing and one too many slow and corny moments in the plot. But what does compensate hugely is the witty script(of which Sassy gets the majority of the best lines), the lovely soundtrack and the voice acting. Michael J Fox and Sally Field once again do fine work, and while the late Don Ameche was a lot more noble and gentle, Ralph Waite does an above average job as the voice of Shadow the Golden Retriever. The animals also did wonderfully and came very close to stealing the show, and the camera-work is often excellent. All in all, worth the look, but be warned that it doesn't quite live up to its original. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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