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Save the Dog! (1988)

Becky wants to become an actress. After an audition for a dog food ad she has best chances to get the part - but the day after her dog Petey becomes very ill. She has to come up with $700 ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Aaron
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cindy Williams ... Becky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Starla Benford
Billie Bird
Brent Duncan ... Party Guy
Bethlyn Gerard Bethlyn Gerard ... Skating Waitress
Joey Hartdegen Joey Hartdegen ... Oliver's Assistant
Melanie Haynes ... Mother in Mall
Katherine Helmond
Chris Kinkade ... EMT Technician
Al Lewis
J. David Moeller J. David Moeller ... Officer Seymour
Tom Poston
Charlotte Rae
Tony Randall ... Oliver Bishop
Norma Jo Thomas Norma Jo Thomas ... Jailer
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Becky wants to become an actress. After an audition for a dog food ad she has best chances to get the part - but the day after her dog Petey becomes very ill. She has to come up with $700 until 5 pm for the operation - else Petey will be put to death! Lacking only $70, she takes a job as messenger. She needs only one delivery, but her car breaks down and bad luck delays her again, and again, and again... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Family | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un día de perros See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie for the Disney Channel. See more »

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Good clean fun!
1 April 2006 | by TeddeebearzSee all my reviews

My family and I love this movie! The all-star cast (Cindy Williams, Tony Randall, Charlotte Rae...) performed excellently and without skipping a beat. My hat is off to Ms. Williams for throwing herself (really) into the physical comedy, as she did so often in "Laverne and Shirley". (The scene in which she rides down the street on the dumpster is especially memorable. Ha, ha!) While this is just one of my favorite movies, it stands out from most in that it is totally clean. There was a refreshing absence of foul language, offensive gestures/innuendo, and violence. It would be so refreshing if the creators of today's "family comedies" would follow suit. I do hope "Save the Dog" will be available on DVD someday...


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