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Hotel for Dogs (2009)

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

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Storyline

Animals are strictly forbidden at Andi and her little brother Bruce's foster home. But for Friday, the adorable dog they secretly care for, they're ready to risk everything. They finally find him an ideal shelter, a huge abandoned hotel that Bruce transforms thanks to his engineering genius. In what has become an incredible paradise for dogs, Friday is soon joined by all kinds of furry friends, so many in fact that their barks alert the neighbors...and the local pound, who can't understand the disappearance of all the stray dogs. Andi and Bruce will have to call on all their friends and all their imagination to stop the hotel's secret from being discovered. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bienvenue aux chiens perdus! (Welcome to the lost dogs!) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel para perros  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,012,212, 18 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,034,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,000,198
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It took a long time to teach the dogs to use the feeding machine. Indeed, the first dog in line had to learn not to throw himself onto the fifty bowls of food passing in front of him, and so on. See more »

Goofs

After taking dogs from an Animal Control truck, Mark, Andi, Bruce, Dave and Heather are shown (at around 48:41) in the alley by the hotel walking abreast toward the camera with dogs in their arms and on leashes. There are 8 cuts (9 shots) from 48:41 to 48:52 with many changes the specific dog(s) each kid controls and with Mark switching from the left side of the screen to the right and then back. See more »

Quotes

Lois Scudder: I'm suing you, I'm suing the state, I'm suing those kids, I'm suing the people who make shrink wrap!
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Crazy Credits

The credits are accompanied by clips and stills of the cast and crew with their pets (mostly dogs, but at least one cat and a snake). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nurse Jackie: Pill-O-Matix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Reason Why
Written & Performed by Rachael Yamagata
Courtesy of RCA Victor
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Hotel For Dogs is Fun for EVERYONE!
26 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I'm obsessed with these dogs. They seriously are so fun and adorable and I loved seeing this movie. I went and saw it with my cousin and she was freaking out...couldn't wait to go see it and she loved every second of it. Friday, the main dog, was her favorite. Anytime he did something fiesty she would laugh hysterically. I loved the bulldog, cooper. The scene where he has a vending machine full of old shoes is genius. I really liked all the smart and quirky inventions that were used. This was a great family film...really honest, fun, enjoyable and totally entertaining. I would definitely recommend this film to someone who wants an easy, carefree, good time!


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