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Life Is Ruff (2005)

TV-G | | Comedy, Family | TV Movie 15 July 2005
Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while ... See full summary »

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Charles Haid

Writer:

Eddie Guzelian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Massey ... Calvin Wheeler
Kay Panabaker ... Emily Watson
Mitchel Musso ... Raymond Figg
Carter Jenkins ... Preston Price
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Calvin's Dad
Judith Moreland ... Calvin's Mom
Ibrahim Abdel-Baaith Ibrahim Abdel-Baaith ... Rondel
Yolanda Wood ... Rondel's Mother
Sierra Squires Sierra Squires ... Young Girl
Ben Hammond ... Young Boy
Cameron Jones Cameron Jones ... Dishwasher
Cory McMillan ... A.C. Officer #1
Emmit Cannon Emmit Cannon ... Thrash
Eric Deng Eric Deng ... Miles
Kelly Coombs Kelly Coombs ... Julie
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Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while skateboarding one day, his owner inadvertently convinces him to adopt and train a dog of his own. However the only one available, is an uncouth stray Labrador/St. Bernard-mix named Tyko from a local animal shelter, who proves to be more than anybody can handle. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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It'll take a few new tricks to get Calvin out of the doghouse!

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cãofusões See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when all the children are taking home the free puppies, there are four black puppies and the golden puppy Tyco. It shows all the children taking home the puppies. When four children have picked up the puppies a fifth child comes and picks up a fifth black puppy. Where did this fifth puppy come from? See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Calvin Wheeler: *Expect* the impossible.
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It's a Dog
Produced by James Houston
Performed by Kyle Massey (as Kyle Massey)
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The movie was pretty good to summarize my feelings for it I put in some personal experiences
13 August 2006 | by supersonick9See all my reviews

"Life is Ruff" was a really cute movie about essentially growing up. I actually went to the school where it was filmed and was able to see some of the set as I went around to my classes. One of my teachers got her flag signed by the kids in the film. I thought the weirdest part of the whole experience, was that the week the film premiered on Disney Channel, the school where it was filmed (Wasatch Jr. High) burned down due to an electrical fire started in the library. It was really cool because the last time I was able to see the inside of my school was in that movie. Calvin learned a lot from his experiences in the movie, about friendship and responsibility. He learned the same lessons we learned that summer when our school disappeared.


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