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Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999)

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A heart-warming comedy about the friendship between the new kid in town and a soccer-playing dog on the lam from the dog-catcher. It's up to these two underdogs to win the PeeWee Soccer League championship game.

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Tony Giglio

Writer:

Daniel Forman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Marshall ... Alden
Olivia d'Abo ... Elena
Jeremy Foley ... Clay
Sam McMurray ... Coach Shaw
Burton Gilliam ... The Mail Man
Billy Drago ... (Damon Fleming) The Dog Catcher
Kyle Gibson Kyle Gibson ... Vince
Evan Matthew Cohen Evan Matthew Cohen ... Sonny (as Evan Cohen)
Brocker Way Brocker Way ... Berger
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ... Vito
Kirk Baily ... Ref
Brad Grunberg ... Fundersburk
Carrie Genzel ... Reporter
Franklin Dennis Jones ... Coach Brody
Douglas S. Ornstein Douglas S. Ornstein ... The Fan (as Doug Ornstein)
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A successful man with nostalgia for his days as a soccer player attempts to adopt an orphan so he can teach him all about his favorite sport. But soon after bringing the lad home, the new father is disappointed to discover that the lad is not interested in playing soccer. This creates tension, until a stray dog with a remarkable talent for playing soccer shows up and helps to bring father and new son together. Written by Sandra Brennan

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He's a goal crazy mutt with some winning moves and he's on his way to the championship! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Soccer Dog, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Pooch See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color
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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Soccer Dog 2 (2013) See more »

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Without a Doubt the Best Movie Ever!
22 July 2013 | by wahoobiodudeSee all my reviews

Although on the surface, Soccer Dog may appear to be a flat, bargain bin flick, it is actually a fantastic film. Allow me to break down what makes this movie so utterly amazing. First is the amazing actors. From the creepy dogcatcher to the wise soccer shop owner, every character is perfectly portrayed by people with no real significance. In fact each character is so unlovable the viewers are unable to choose a favorite! I myself was cheering for the antagonist! Brilliant! Next is the awe inspiring soundtrack. The choice to use the same annoying saxophone diddly for every soccer scene was a great choice. With this tactic the viewers are too busy tending to their bleeding ears to pay attention to the movie.

Oh what to say about the storyline. . . With no real problems, conflicts, aims, objectives, progression, or plot, the viewers are left guessing the entire movie. In fact, I myself was waiting for the trailers to end before I realized the movie had already started! A work of genius I say!

In conclusion, Soccer Dog may just be the greatest feature film ever created by the hands of man!


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