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My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 3 March 2000 (USA)
A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director:

Jay Russell

Writers:

Willie Morris (book), Gail Gilchriest (screenplay)
7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Dink
Frankie Muniz ... Willie Morris
Kevin Bacon ... Jack Morris
Diane Lane ... Ellen Morris
Mark Beech Mark Beech ... Army Buddy
Susan Carol Davis ... Mrs. Jenkins
David Pickens David Pickens ... Mr. Jenkins
Bradley Coryell Bradley Coryell ... Big Boy Wilkinson
Daylan Honeycutt Daylan Honeycutt ... Henjie Henick
Cody Linley ... Spit McGee
Lucile Doan Ewing Lucile Doan Ewing ... Aunt Maggie
Polly Craig Polly Craig ... Grandmother Mamie
John Stiritz John Stiritz ... Grandfather Percy
Enzo ... Skip
Moose ... Skip
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Storyline

A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris. Written by Stephen Hughes

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Taglines:

Every family needs an optimist.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violent content and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi perro Skip See more »

Filming Locations:

Canton, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,943, 17 January 2000

Gross USA:

$34,134,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,547,761
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of Willie's friends in the movie is named Spit McGee. This was also the name of one of Willie's cats as an adult, and his life is featured in the book "My Cat Spit McGee". See more »

Goofs

Dink is shown leaving for the war in 1942 wearing the insignia of the U.S. 65th Infantry Division, and later writes home from France. The 65th Division was a Pennsylvania unit, and did not deploy overseas until January 1945 and was not in combat until March 1945. See more »

Quotes

Junior Smalls: [Dink arrives the wine storage] I bet it ain't old Dink. Hey, need a jar of hooch, buddy? Millard, fetch a pint for Dink.
Dink: Listen, you boys need to get on out of here.
Junior Smalls: [turns to Willie] This your buddy? You know how much he and that mongrel cost us tonight?
Dink: I said you need to get out of here.
Junior Smalls: Hey Millard, listen to who's talking? Mr. Hitler's best friend.
[Millard teases Dink, and Junior takes a shovel]
Junior Smalls: And I think it's you who better get out of here.
Dink: [...]
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Soundtracks

Tuxedo Junction
Performed by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra (as Gene Krupa & His Orchestra)
Written by Erskine Hawkins, William Johnson, Julian Dash & Buddy Feyne
Published by Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP) and Lewis Music (ASCAP)
Administered by Music Sales and Rytvoc, Inc. Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I'm a 36-year-old man, and this movie made me cry big time.
4 June 2003 | by rbryan-2See all my reviews

Folks, this movie knocked me for a tear-jerking loop when I first saw it, and it knocked me again just now (as it aired on TNT). I had a dog exactly like Skip, and growing up, I was a lot like Willie. The movie will hit incredibly close to home for anyone who loves dogs or who had a close relationship with a dog in his or her childhood.

The movie's beginning and its ending are its best moments. In between, the movie carries along pretty well. I dare say, the last five minutes are absolutely some of the most powerful moments any dog lover may ever see in a movie.


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