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My Dog Skip (2000)

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:

August 2000 (Netherlands) 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:

$56,941, 16 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,099,640, 4 July 2000
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of several movies where Kevin Bacon has played a character who has been first named "Jack". In Frost/Nixon (2008) (Jack Brennan), in this movie (Jack Morris), in Apollo 13 (1995) (Jack Swigert), in A Few Good Men (1992) (Jack Ross), in Quicksilver (1986) (Jack Casey), and in Friday the 13th (1980), (Jack) See more »

Goofs

The black sports star is shown shooting a basketball jump shot, which had not been invented in 1942. See more »

Quotes

Dink: It's not the dying that scares me, it's the killing.
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Connections

References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

200 Bright
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Some Good 'Ole Southern Charm
11 November 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Here's a bit of an unusual film: a modern-day movie made more for adults than kids but could be equally enjoyed by both. There are 9 "damns" and a few other profanities, but nothing earth-shaking.

It's simply the memoirs of Willie Morris, a southern boy who wound up as a famous writer and editor of Harper's Magazine. Being that magazine is pretty Liberal, you get Liberal slants in the movie (racial and anti-war sentiments) but nothing heavy-handed.

As a good story does, it makes you care about the characters, especially the lead one. In here it's "Willie" and his dog "Skip." Early shots of Skip growing up - measured in how he related to the toilet bowl - are funny. You also care about his parents and are glad when the dad (Kevin Bacon) softens his stance on things. As a guy, I appreciated just looking at Diane Lane. What a gorgeous face!

The cinematography is pure southern charm and looks great on DVD. It's not all sweetness. There are some angry moments and some sad ones, to be sure. In summary, however, a nice film.....pure and simple.


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