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A Doggone Hollywood (2017)

TV-PG | | Family | 6 June 2017 (USA)
Murphy ("Just Jesse the Jack") is a mega-famous canine TV star who is fed up with being treated like a 'cashmachine' by Hollywood executives. He escapes and a group of loving kids save him.


Jim Wynorski


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse the Jack Russell Terrier Jesse the Jack Russell Terrier ... Murphy
Paul Logan ... Dirk Stevens
Cynthia Rothrock ... Mom in Car
Jayden Hedden ... Boy In Car
Sian Guirao Sian Guirao ... Girl in Car (as Sian Michelle Guirao)
Andy Gates ... Dad in Car
Cindy Lucas ... Patty
John Callahan ... TV Director
Errol Sack ... Dog Trainer
Freddy John James ... Joe
Jaret Sacrey ... Fred
Zachary Cirino Zachary Cirino ... Limo Driver
Dilan Patton ... Isaac
Sydney Thackray Sydney Thackray ... Sydney Harris
Jonathan Tysor ... Ronnie


Murphy ("Just Jesse the Jack") is a mega-famous canine TV star who is fed up with being treated like a 'cashmachine' by Hollywood executives. He escapes and a group of loving kids save him.

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6 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Doggone Miracle See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Followed by A Doggone Adventure (2018) See more »


A Doggone Hollywood
Performed by Sian Guirao (as Sian Guirao)
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Fun Family Movie
8 November 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

A Doggone Hollywood (2017)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Murphy is the biggest dog in Hollywood. He has countless commercials, is on lunch boxes and he appears on the biggest television show. However, he doesn't feel loved so one day he breaks free and finds a good home with a group of kids but soon the Hollywood people are trying to track him down so that they can get their product back.

This here is the second film in the DOGGONE series and I must say that it pretty much does everything right. Is this a masterpiece or an Oscar-winner? Not at all but then again it wasn't trying to be either of those thing. A film like this is made to entertain children and hopefully keep their parents entertained as well since us parents know we're often watching these films with our kids.

Writer-director Jim Wynorski makes A DOGGONE Hollywood work because he keeps it rather simple. What's so simple about the film? The film tries to be nothing more than a fun movie and that's why it succeeds. THe young child actors are all fun. The adult actors offer up fun support. You've got a story that mixes fun laughs with a fun adventure. And of course, you've got the fun dog who is cute and charming.

All of these fun elements keep this movie going at a nice pace and it never gets dull or boring, which is the most important thing. The movie is fast-paced and it has enough charming moments to make it worth watching. Film buffs will get an added kick out of the various movie homages throughout.

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