See Spot Run

See Spot Run

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Director: John Whitesell, David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb

Cast: John Whitesell, David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb

     
 

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A police dog finds himself pitted in a battle of wits against an accident-prone mailman and a gang of crooks (and it looks like the dog has the edge in the brains department) in this broad comedy. Agent 11 (Bob) is a bulldog trained by the FBI agent Murdoch (Michael Clarke Duncan) to sniff out drugs, and the dog's keen nose ferrets out the storage facility of Mafia

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A police dog finds himself pitted in a battle of wits against an accident-prone mailman and a gang of crooks (and it looks like the dog has the edge in the brains department) in this broad comedy. Agent 11 (Bob) is a bulldog trained by the FBI agent Murdoch (Michael Clarke Duncan) to sniff out drugs, and the dog's keen nose ferrets out the storage facility of Mafia kingpin Sonny (Paul Sorvino); Agent 11 has also been taught to show no mercy with criminals, and he gives Sonny a serious bite in a rather personal place. Needless to say, Sonny is not amused, and wants revenge against the pooch, so Agent 11 is put into the animal equivalent of the witness protection program. However, unlikely circumstances set the dog loose, where he soon pairs up with Gordon (David Arquette), a stunningly inept letter carrier with a long history of fending off ill-tempered pets. Gordon is attempting to impress Stephanie (Leslie Bibb), an attractive single mother, by helping to look after her son James (Angus T. Jones), and when he comes across Agent 11, he adopts the dog and names him Spot, feeling certain he can smooth out the critter's often cranky relationship with people. But Gordon doesn't know that Sonny and his henchmen are hot on Agent 11's trail and that his new best friend will lead a gang of ruthless gangsters into Stephanie and James' home. See Spot Run was originally announced as a vehicle for comedy star Martin Lawrence, but when changes in Lawrence's schedule prevented him from taking on the project, it was retooled for the talents of David Arquette.

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See Spot Run should really be called See David Embarrass Himself. The David in question would be David Arquette, star of one of the most moronic exercises in slapstick and bathroom humor you're likely to see -- or preferably, not see. It's pitched at the same intellectual level as those Dick and Jane books referenced in the title, only not so wholesome and delightful. In fact, delight is totally absent from John Whitesell's detestable mess, which is as shoddily produced as it is vapidly written. Goofy sound effects seem to have come from sampler CDs rather than actual foley artists; visual effects are D-grade, as when a character who gets drenched by a passing car is clearly just being hit by a bucket of water thrown from the left side of the screen. See Spot Run begs you to notice its every imperfection -- you could make a drinking game out of it and be absolutely hammered by the end. You'd also want to include the bits that are just poorly conceived, like the ridiculous scenes in which Arquette bounces around a pet store encased in bubble wrap, does his best Wile E. Coyote impersonation while getting shocked by an electric dog collar, and repeatedly slips in doggy doo. But See Spot Run is an equal opportunity offender -- it also puts Leslie Bibb through the ringer, covering her in every foul substance you can imagine and positioning her in the blast zone of a farting zebra. Yes, that's right, a farting zebra. To up the offensive quotient, there are a bunch of mafia goons hanging around trying to whack the titular dog. That bull mastiff is the only cute thing about See Spot Run, but one senses that if he were a sentient creature, he would never have taken the part.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2001
UPC:
0085392137039
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Arquette Gordon
Michael Clarke Duncan Agent Murdoch
Leslie Bibb Stephanie
Joe Viterelli Gino
Angus T. Jones James
Steven R. Schirripa Arliss
Anthony Anderson Benny
Paul Sorvino Sonny
Bob Agent 11

Technical Credits
John Whitesell Director
John S. Bartley Cinematographer
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Andrew Deane Original Story,Producer
John Debney Score Composer
Christian Faber Screenwriter
Mark Freeborn Production Designer
George Gallo Original Story,Screenwriter
Catherine Ircha Art Director
John Peter Kousakis Co-producer
Mark Lane Set Decoration/Design
Michael Alexander Miller Executive Producer,Original Story
Roger Mussenden Casting
Gregory Poirier Screenwriter
Patrick Ramsay Sound/Sound Designer
Marty Eli Schwartz Asst. Director
Ira Shuman Co-producer
Cara Silverman Editor
Robert Simonds Producer
Tracey Trench Producer
Michele Wernick Musical Direction/Supervision
Diane M. Widas Costumes/Costume Designer

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See Spot Run 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
J2Isaak More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie! Unfortunately, it didn't get a lot of publicity & flew in under the radar. Since so many still have not heard of it. It's a great item to have on hand for a last min gift idea. Also, since laughter it the best medicine, it's a great gift for lifting spirits of those who need it. It's one of the few movies that I never got tired of the kids watching over & over & over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie keeps you lauphing from the beginning to the end. I recommend this for ages five and up. A TRUE COMEDY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great movie, about fell off the couch at times laughing so hard. Really enjoyed it.