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Cool Dog (2010)

PG | | Comedy, Family | Video 4 January 2011
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When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a strict "no pet" policy. Unwilling to let his master go without a fight, Rainy embarks on a cross-country journey to New York.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... Dean
Jackson Pace ... Jimmy
Jen Kober ... Muriel (as Jennifer Kober)
David Jensen ... Rueben
Dane Rhodes ... Seagal
Christa Campbell ... Laura
Cameron Ten Napel ... Amy (as Cameron Alyssa Ten Napel)
David Dahl David Dahl ... Captain Nelson
Ryan Akin ... Billy
Kent Jude Bernard Kent Jude Bernard ... Charlie
Michael Showers Michael Showers ... New York Cop 1
Edrick Browne Edrick Browne ... New York Cop 2
James DuMont ... Derek
Bryce Cass ... Friend 1
Ryan Glorioso ... Gostavo


When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a strict "no pet" policy. Unwilling to let his master go without a fight, Rainy embarks on a cross-country journey to New York.

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He'll do anything for his best friend.


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor, action and brief bullying | See all certifications »






Release Date:

4 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rin Tin Tin in New York See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the zoo escape scene, the steam coming from the bulls ears is computer generated: the bull however, is not. See more »


(at around 1h 10 mins) Rainy the dog clearly rips the license plate off of the kidnapper's van, but in the next shot the van still has the license plate. See more »


All Alone
Written by Lonnie Ramati
Performed by Nicole Gordon
Produced by Jerome Leroy
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A new Lassie to hit the shelves?
2 January 2011 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This movie is definitely intended for the children and young audience. I am sure that children of all ages will love the dog in the movie. To me, it seemed like a 2010 version to reinvent "Lassie", just with a new name and a new breed of dog.

The story is fairly easy to follow, though I found it to be over the top in the level of sassy and stupidity. But of course, I looked at it with adult eyes, not the eyes of a child. For children, I am sure that the things that happen in the movie will be fun, and that the children will totally buy into all the things that this dog apparently is capable of doing.

Everything in this movie was so stereotypical. You have a small town family moving to the big city (New York, in this case), and of course life in small towns is apparently all idyllic and cozy, while life in the big city is stressful, lacking color and luster, and just a constant buzz of activity. Then you have the wicked stepmother. And Christa Campbell was doing such a horrible work portraying that role. Normally she is alright in movies, but this? Wow... Anyway, moving on, the small town boy is being bullied by the kids in the new school, again something stereotypical. And the landlords of their building, wow, that was an insult to landlords, New Yorkers and people everywhere. The stereotypical lists doesn't end here, but I will cut it short.

The dog was actually lovable and it had been trained well, because it performed well in the movie and the many various scenes it was doing.

For families with children and for kids of all ages, the movie "Cool Dog" would be worth sitting down together and watch, because it is a heartwarming story and a likable one at that. But as an adult, this movie was just too far out there. I remember watching "Lassie" when I was a kid, so I think "Cool Dog" is a good attempt at bringing the spirit of "Lassie" back in the way of an up-to-date story and have a new dog star as the 'hero'.

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