Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for... See full summary »
Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This complicated sequence with the dognappers was shot in cuts. Each dog had two trainers and responded to voice and hand commands. One trainer was positioned in front of each animal to give it commands, both for movement and to direct the animal's focus, while a second trainer was positioned behind the animal. When the animals moved from point A to point B, it was the trainer behind who released the animal, while the other trainer used commands and food rewards to call his dog to his mark. When the seven dogs line up in the path of the van, the trainers were present and the van's speed and movement was highly controlled. Each part of the sequence was shot in cuts and the animals were trained in pre-production to do the stunts, such as releasing the handbrake of the van to get it to roll off of the pier. When Sassy releases the door at the back of the van, the cat was responding to buzzer and hand commands from her trainer with food rewards. As the nappers run away, one is attacked by a dog and his pant leg torn. For this shot, the dog was trained in pre-production to respond to voice and hand commands and the trainer, wearing heavy leg padding, acted as a stunt double for the actor. A snarling look on the dog was created with the use of an elastic device attached to the top of the dog's jaw. This caused no discomfort to the dog and was used for no more than ten seconds. Having saved Chance from the dognappers, the pets set off again to find the bridge and home. See more »
The dog in the opening scene has a dark brown spot on his forehead, which disappears later in the movie, as the dog 'actor' has changed. See more »
There's only one thing I know that could make this moment more perfect. In fact, I think I smell it coming up the driveway right now.
[He sees the pizza car has been arrived]
I'm smelling pepperoni, I'm smelling mushrooms, I'm smelling anchovies. I'm smelling three- No, no, four. Four kinds of cheese! It could be. It might be, it is. It's pizza!
[running to the Pizza Boy]
Oh, pizza, pizza, pizza, pizza, pizza! Pizza!
Nice doggy. Nice... Whoa.
Yes! Hey, pizza guy! Nice timing!
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Chance, Shadow and Sassy get lost again.This time those two dogs and the cat try to find their way back home from San Francisco.They are in constant danger as they get chased by illegal dog chasers and a couple of street-wise dogs.But something good happens on the journey when Chance falls for the street dog Delilah.Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) is directed by David R. Ellis.Michael J. Fox does the voice of the American Bulldog Shance again.Sally Field is the Himalayan cat Sassy again.Ralph Waite has replaced the late Don Ameche as the old Golden Retriever Shadow.Adam Goldberg is the voice of Pete.Carla Cugino is Delilah.Tommy Lasorda is Lucky Lasorda.Michael Bell is Stokey.Jon Polito is Ashcan.Sinbad gives the voice-over for Riley.In plain actors we see Robert Hays, who plays Bob Seaver.Kim Greist is Laura Seaver.Jamie Seaver is played by Kevin Chevalia.Hope Seaver is played by Veronica Lauren.Benj Thall is Peter Seaver.This isn't quite the same level with the first part, but it works.It's fun to watch the small quarrels between those animals."Cats Rule, dogs drool" and that sort of stuff.
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