After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog.
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25 December 2008 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $36,357,586,
28 December 2008
Gross USA: $143,153,751
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $255,743,093
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Whenever people with dogs are shown at a dog beach or in obedience class, these were either real dog owners with their own dogs or well-rehearsed actors. All the dogs were obedience-trained and/or on leashes. They were all introduced to each other before filming to become familiar with each other and then allowed to play freely and do whatever they normally would with their owners. Marley's action during the obedience class was cued by trainers, except for the humping, which involved the use of deer scent as an enticement. A choke chain was never used, the leash was attached to the collar. See more
Marley's features (ear shape, head shape, color) keep changing during the duration of this movie revealing that more than one dog was used. See more
Marley's not allowed to drink out of the toilet, you should just keep him out of the bathroom in general.
Referenced in Whitney: Codependence Day
Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Written by Herbie Hancock
, Rahsaan Hakeem Kelly, Melvyn Simpson, and Geoffrey Wilkinson
Performed by Us3
(as US3) featuring Rahsaan and Gerard Presencer
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
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