Good Boy!

Good Boy!

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Director: John Hoffman

Cast: John Hoffman, Molly Shannon, Liam Aiken, Kevin Nealon

     
 

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For his debut feature, John Hoffman wrote and directed this effects-heavy family film based on the story Dogs from Outer Space by Zeke Richardson. Produced by Jim Henson Productions, Good Boy! presents the idea that dogs are actually an intelligent alien species sent to earth thousands of years ago to spy on humans in preparation for a full-scaleSee more details below

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For his debut feature, John Hoffman wrote and directed this effects-heavy family film based on the story Dogs from Outer Space by Zeke Richardson. Produced by Jim Henson Productions, Good Boy! presents the idea that dogs are actually an intelligent alien species sent to earth thousands of years ago to spy on humans in preparation for a full-scale invasion and takeover. But when the spies stop reporting back to the home planet, Canid 3942 (voiced by Matthew Broderick) is sent to earth to investigate. Once there, Canid 3942 encounters Owen Baker (Liam Aiken), a young boy who runs a dog-walking service. Owen befriends the space-dog, renaming him Hubble. When it becomes obvious that the dogs of earth have forgotten their mission, Hubble enlists the help of Owen to get them all into shape before The Great Dane arrives to inspect. If they fail, all of earth's dogs will be recalled to their home planet of Sirius. With Kevin Nealon and Molly Shannon as Owen's parents, Good Boy! also features the voice talents of Brittany Murphy, Carl Reiner, Megan Mullally, and Donald Faison.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The sweet and friendly Good Boy! is positively canine in its eagerness to please. As with Cats and Dogs, the premise is irresistible: Dogs, it is revealed, are superior beings from another planet sent here long ago to colonize Earth. Over the years, however, they became pets instead of masters, and Canid 3942 (voiced by Matthew Broderick) has been dispatched by the Greater Dane to determine whether dogs should stay or be recalled to the home planet. Canid, more adorable than E.T. and way more civilized than Stitch, finds his mission complicated when, after crash-landing his spaceship, he is befriended by Owen (Liam Aiken), your requisite lonely misfit, who operates a dog-walking service. He names the dog Hubble and is stunned to discover his new super-intelligent pet's extraterrestrial origins. Hubble is horrified at how dogs have become domesticated, and he must retrain the neighborhood pooches (voiced with loads of personality by, most prominently, Carl Reiner, Delta Burke, and Brittany Murphy) before the Greater Dane arrives to fetch them home. Good Boy! may not be best-in-show, but dog lovers of all ages will lap this up, particularly the predictably heartwarming conclusion when Hubble learns to stop worrying and love to fetch.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2007
UPC:
0027616070814
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
76,874

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Molly Shannon Mrs. Baker
Liam Aiken Owen Baker
Kevin Nealon Mr. Baker
Brittany Moldowan Connie Fleming
Hunter Elliott Frankie
Mikhael Speidel Fred
Matthew Broderick Canid 3942, AKA Hubble
Delta Burke Barbara Ann
Donald Faison Wilson the Dog
Vanessa Redgrave The Greater Dane
Cheech Marin Greater Dane's Henchmen
Brittany Murphy Nelly
Carl Reiner Shep
Patti Allan Actor
Jo Champa Actor
D. Harlan Cutshall Mr. Fleming
Paul Vogt Bob the Dogcatcher

Technical Credits
John Hoffman Director,Screenwriter
Stephanie Allain Executive Producer
Deborah Aquila Casting
Bill Bannerman Co-producer
Antonia Bardon Costumes/Costume Designer
Kristine Belson Producer
Kristine Belspon Producer
Penny A. Chalmers Set Decoration/Design
Don French Asst. Director
James Glennon Cinematographer
Peggy Healey Associate Producer
Lisa Henson Producer
Craig Herring Editor
Claude Letessier Sound/Sound Designer
John Marcynuk Art Director
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Zeke Richardson Original Story
Jerry Wanek Production Designer
Tricia Wood Casting

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Good Boy!
1. Main Titles [2:03]
2. The Dog Has Landed [1:30]
3. Adoption Day! [1:42]
4. Dog Boy on the Job [2:15]
5. A Strange Day [1:18]
6. Little Prisoner [1:58]
7. Training Day [2:10]
8. Doggie's Dark Secret [3:28]
9. Owen's Better Hearing [2:29]
10. Mission From the Dog Star [2:55]
11. Looking Crazy [2:14]
12. Man's Best...What? [3:02]
13. Lazy, Greedy Pets! [2:54]
14. A Temporary Mission [2:35]
15. Dignity 101 [3:48]
16. Playing Ball [4:20]
17. A Bad Influence [:47]
18. "Greater Dane Arriving" [:09]
19. Pagentry and La-Di-Da [3:47]
20. A Formal Dinner [2:12]
21. The Mind Fence [1:39]
22. Open-House Day [2:21]
23. A Close Shave [1:51]
24. Her Royal Heinie [1:11]
25. "Love!?" [3:12]
26. Sad Dogs [2:13]
27. All Gone [3:29]
28. "You're a Good Boy" [3:05]
29. 3942's Loyalty [3:58]
30. Time to Go [1:59]
31. Return From Sirius [1:19]
32. End Credits [2:17]

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