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UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Liam Aiken, Kevin Nealon, Molly Shannon, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Moldowan, Hunter Elliott, Donald Faison, Brittany Murphy, Mikhael Speidel, Carl Reiner, Patti Allan, Nicola Anderson, Delta Burke, Keri Jo Chapman, D Harlan Cutshall, Paul Vogt
Director: John Robert Hoffman
USA: 88 mins
UK: 87 mins
USA Rated: PG for some mild crude humor
UK Certificate: U contains very mild language and flatulence jokes
USA Release Date: 10 October 2003
UK Release Date: 19 December 2003
What if you woke up and could understand what your dog was saying?
Sit. Stay. Get ready for GOOD BOY!, a heartwarming, out-of-this-world comic adventure for the whole family that puts a modern spin on the classic story of a boy and his dog.
The boy is Owen Baker (Liam Aiken), a 12-year-old loner who has been working as the neighborhood dog-walker so he can earn the privilege of getting a dog of his own. His hard work pays off when his parents, Mr and Mrs Baker (Molly Shannon and Kevin Nealon), let Owen adopt a scruffy mutt he names Hubble (voiced by Matthew Broderick). Both boy and dog get more than they bargained for when Owen wakes up one morning to discover he can understand every word Hubble says - including the ominous phrase: "Take me to your leaders."
Owen learns that dogs came to Earth thousands of years ago to colonize and dominate the planet. Hubble (who is really named Canid 3942) has been sent by the powerful Greater Dane on a mission from the Dog Star Sirius to make sure dogs have fulfilled this destiny. Despite the best efforts of Owen's rag-tag group of neighborhood dogs to convince him otherwise, Hubble soon discovers the awful truth about Earth dogs: "You're all pets!"
Now Owen (a boy who never had a friend) and Hubble (a dog who never needed one) must work together to prepare the neighborhood dogs for a visit from The Greater Dane - or all dogs will be removed from the planet! The fate of Earth dogs hangs in the balance, and it's up to Owen, Hubble, and their canine companions to save man's best friend.
Combining visual effects technology and countless hours of careful animal training with a smart canine cast and a talented roster of voice talent (including Delta Burke, Donald Faison, Cheech Marin, Brittany Murphy, Carl Reiner, and Vanessa Redgrave), GOOD BOY! is a laugh-a-minute adventure as full of fun as it is full of heart, sure to appeal to families - and dog lovers - all over planet Earth.