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Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.

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David R. Ellis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Chance (voice)
Sally Field ... Sassy (voice)
Ralph Waite ... Shadow (voice)
Al Michaels Al Michaels ... Sparky Michaels (voice)
Tommy Lasorda ... Lucky Lasorda (voice)
Bob Uecker ... Trixie Uecker (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... French Poodle (voice)
Jon Polito ... Ashcan (voice)
Adam Goldberg ... Pete (voice)
Sinbad ... Riley (voice)
Carla Gugino ... Delilah (voice)
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Sledge (voice) (as Tisha Campbell)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Bando (voice)
Ross Malinger ... Spike (voice)
Michael Bell ... Stokey (voice)
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Storyline

Shadow, Sassy and Chance are back! It's been three years since their trek through the woods and over the mountains. Now the family lives in San Fransisco and they're taking a vacation in Canada. Only problem, the pets escape from the airport while being put in the cargo area of the plane. Now their family is in Canada and the pets are all alone in San Fransisco. They meet scruffy bully dogs and a gang of rebel dogs all abandoned and have started their own group. Also looking for them is a "Blood Red Van" driven by bumbling dog catchers. Also Chance meets a girl dog and it's love at first bite. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Your favorite talking animals are back!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,605,649, 10 March 1996

Gross USA:

$32,772,492

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,772,492
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the truck driver sees Chance sitting in the road, as the driver breaks, the car following him containing the Seavers, swerves to avoid a crash and the truck ends up traversing the road. Luckily, no one is hurt and Chance is found lying under the truck with his paws covering his eyes. Shadow and Sassy, who have watched this from the hillside above the road, run down the hill to check on Chance and are surprisingly reunited with their humans. For the accident, a very calm dog used to staying on his mark was used while the camera angle made it look as if the truck was much closer to the dog than it actually was. When the dog is seen under the truck at the end, the trainer placed the dog, put his paws over his eyes, and gave a verbal command to stay. See more »

Goofs

Chance is obviously played by a different dog in this film than the first one. Most noticeable is the dog has more tan spots on his neck and shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Chance: [singing] I lost my heart in San Francisco.
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Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Written by George Cory (as George C. Cory, Jr.) & Douglass Cross (as Douglas Cross)
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Engaging sequel, a notch above usual kiddie fare
6 September 1999 | by rosco29See all my reviews

I rented this mostly for my 4-year-old daughter, who enjoys both the 1963 original "Incredible Journey", and the 1993 remake. She thought the sequel was very funny, particularly some of Sassy the Cat's antics. I must admit, the movie took me in as well.

The sequel is a little heavier-handed than the 1993 remake. Not only do our three main characters have to get home, but they have to defeat a gang of city dogs, outwit two dognappers who are trying to sell strays to the "The Lab", rescue a child from a burning building, and find true love on top of it all!

Still, not a bad way to spend 89 minutes. Michael J. Fox is again excellent as Chance, Sally Fields is full of indignation as Sassy, and Ralph Waite does an eerily accurate recreation of the late Don Ameche's characterization of Shadow. Sinbad is wasted as Reilly, their new city dog friend. The character seemed to be more of an afterthought than anything.

Most pleasant surprise: Al Michaels, Tommy Lasorda and Bob Uecker as three dogs "broadcasting" a pee-wee baseball game. If you are looking for a movie to enjoy with your children without feeling totally insulted, Homeward Bound II is a solid bet. A few tense moments, but nothing that should upset anyone beyond the Teletubbies set.


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