5.9/10
13,009
32 user 23 critic

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.

Director:

David R. Ellis
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director: Duwayne Dunham
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Director: Fletcher Markle
Stars: Émile Genest, John Drainie, Tommy Tweed
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.

Director: Masanori Hata
Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Dudley Moore, Chatran
Shiloh (1996)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.

Director: Dale Rosenbloom
Stars: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde
Air Bud (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An unexpected player joins the school basketball team - a circus dog who escaped from a cruel master.

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.

Director: Rod Daniel
Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom
Lassie (1994)
Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Helen Slater, Tom Guiry, Jon Tenney
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Director: Richard Martin
Stars: Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Tim Conway
Beethoven (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones
Drama | Family | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When Shiloh abusive previous owner, Judd Travers, tries to retake Shiloh again, Ray tries to find a way to end the rivalry and open up the hidden kindness within the town drunk.

Director: Sandy Tung
Stars: Zachary Browne, Scott Wilson, Michael Moriarty
Babe (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan
Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh
Edit

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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Your favorite talking animals are back!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,605,649, 10 March 1996

Gross USA:

$32,772,492

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,772,492
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chance follows Jamie to the baseball field where he encounters four other dogs who are sitting on the sidelines commenting on the game as if they were canine sportscasters. Chance disturbs things by running after a game ball and ends up grabbing the mitt off of the hand of one of the young players. For this scene, each dog was attended to by his own trainer who gave visual and voice commands to get the dogs to look in a particular direction and to stay on their marks. When Chance grabs at the mitt, he had been trained in pre-production to take the mitt into his mouth in response to a verbal command by his trainer. See more »

Goofs

Chance is obviously played by a different dog in this film than the first one. Most noticeable is the dog has more tan spots on his neck and shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Chance: I welcome danger with open paws.
Sassy: And a constantly open mouth
See more »

Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Bring It To Me
Written by James McGee, Randy Pringle, Scottie Freebies and Krisna Booker
Performed by Collective Thoughts
Courtesy of Transition Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Engaging sequel, a notch above usual kiddie fare
6 September 1999 | by rosco29See all my reviews

I rented this mostly for my 4-year-old daughter, who enjoys both the 1963 original "Incredible Journey", and the 1993 remake. She thought the sequel was very funny, particularly some of Sassy the Cat's antics. I must admit, the movie took me in as well.

The sequel is a little heavier-handed than the 1993 remake. Not only do our three main characters have to get home, but they have to defeat a gang of city dogs, outwit two dognappers who are trying to sell strays to the "The Lab", rescue a child from a burning building, and find true love on top of it all!

Still, not a bad way to spend 89 minutes. Michael J. Fox is again excellent as Chance, Sally Fields is full of indignation as Sassy, and Ralph Waite does an eerily accurate recreation of the late Don Ameche's characterization of Shadow. Sinbad is wasted as Reilly, their new city dog friend. The character seemed to be more of an afterthought than anything.

Most pleasant surprise: Al Michaels, Tommy Lasorda and Bob Uecker as three dogs "broadcasting" a pee-wee baseball game. If you are looking for a movie to enjoy with your children without feeling totally insulted, Homeward Bound II is a solid bet. A few tense moments, but nothing that should upset anyone beyond the Teletubbies set.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed