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Garfield (2004)

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Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

Director:

Peter Hewitt (as Pete Hewitt)

Writers:

Jim Davis (comic strip "Garfield"), Joel Cohen | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... Jon
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Liz
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Happy Chapman
Bill Murray ... Garfield (voice)
Evan Arnold ... Wendell
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Christopher Mello
Vanessa Campbell ... Miss Ace Hardware (as Vanessa Christelle)
Daamen J. Krall ... Announcer (as Daamen Krall)
Rufus Gifford Rufus Gifford ... Dog Owner #1
Randee Reicher ... Dog Owner #2
Ryan McKasson Ryan McKasson ... Dog Owner #3
Susan Moore Susan Moore ... Dog Owner #4
Eve Brent ... Mrs. Baker
Bill Hoag ... Roy the Lodge Member
Michael Monks ... Deputy Hopkins
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Storyline

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. Written by Mouse1177

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It's all about me-ow! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garfield: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,727,611, 13 June 2004

Gross USA:

$75,369,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,804,534
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview, Bill Murray stated that he originally thought the script was written by Joel Coen. It wasn't until the recording process, and watching dailies, that he realized that it was written by Joel Cohen, not the same person, of whom he was thinking. See more »

Goofs

Happy Chapman is allergic to cats, but never sneezes or shows any signs of his allergy on the two occasions he is in a room with Garfield. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Garfield: I hate Mondays.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there are still photos. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the Spanish dubs of this film, the song "Naranja" is dubbed in English. This is due to the fact the song was written in Spanish. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jack Black/The Strokes (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got You (I Feel Good)
(1965)
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Quite a good kids movie.
24 July 2004 | by jamiehill_ukSee all my reviews

I don't see why people blast this movie so much. It is funny, well acted and well animated. Breckin Meyer plays the nerdy Jon very well and acts like the pet loving dork that we loved so much in the cartoon. Garfield looks amazing, almost identical to what he looked like in the cartoon. Bill Murray is perfect to play him and his voice is similar to Lorenzo Music. They included all the trates of Garfield- lasagne, TV and being a lazy fat cat. Thye kept Odie the moronic but lovable dog. They kept the fact that Garfield has an agreement with the mice and gets on with them. They kept Liz the vet, which brings so much more to Jon. This is a great kids movie, that i am sure adults who watched this as a kid will love too.


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