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Lassie (2005)

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

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Life is hard for Yorkshire miner's son Joe Carraclough, who is beaten at school by a his teacher, his only consolation is his collie Lassie. It gets worse: when the mine is decommissioned, his father, Sam, is forced to sell the dog to the duke, who owns the local estate. The Duke's servant, Hynes, scares the dog, who keeps running back, so the Carracloughs have to keep returning her, until the Duke moves to the Scottish Highlands for the holiday season. Lassie escapes, embarking on a desperate journey home, with daunting Glasgow dogcatchers and taken in by a circus performer. It looks like a miracle is needed, by Christmas. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG for some mild violent content and language | See all certifications »
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1 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Lassie kehrt zurück  »

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Box Office

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£132,926 (United Kingdom), 18 December 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$374,879, 3 September 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$652,163, 5 October 2006
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Trivia

Peter Dinklage says the line "Winter is coming" twice. Years before it became the theme of Game of Thrones that he was set to star in. See more »

Goofs

There are seven puppies in the litter (at around 1h 30 mins), but eight can be seen in the walk in the countryside (at around 1h 30 mins). See more »

Quotes

The Duke: They don't like to lose. Neither do I.
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There are no credits at the beginning of the film, not even the film's title. All that is seen is the logo of the production company. See more »

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References Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

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Safe babysitting movie for the kids.
4 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Everybody likes Lassie. It's a very safe movie for the kids. No cursing. Very little and controlled, mostly off-camera, violence. It seemed a bit boring in the beginning and there was very little action throughout the movie. Peter Dinklage did a very nice job as the puppet master. Lassie was the real star and left us all daydreaming that we owned her. Music and photography was awesome. Even though action was tame, drama was not. The drama of the movie sneaked up on me and took hold during the final 20 minutes of the movie. I started with a little misty eyes and ended up with full scale, non-stop crying for the last 15 minutes. I was not alone. We shared what tissues we had. But, unlike Old Yeller, they were tears of happiness. It took a full hour after the movie for me to regain complete control. Guess I'm just a big softy for families and dogs.


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