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First Dog (2010)

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A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... President of the United States
Eliza Roberts ... First Lady
John-Paul Howard ... Danny Milbright
Little Bear ... Teddy - The First Dog
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Big Mike
Priscilla Barnes ... June Angell
Paula Devicq ... Vicky-Ann
Tim Peyton ... Henderson
Linda Bella ... Sally
Paula Nelson Paula Nelson ... Herself
Kerry Wallum Kerry Wallum ... Band Manager (KW) / The Paula Nelson Band
Alexander Yurchikov Alexander Yurchikov ... Agent Morello (as Sasha Yurchikov)
Bill Heiser Bill Heiser ... Agent Alcove
Corbin Timbrook ... Mr. Brentwood
Bernie Kopell ... Psychiatrist Juvenile Hall
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Storyline

While US president Barrett opens a school bearing his name, his inseparable dog Teddy gets lost in the commotion when a gun is fired at its master. To avoid a press scandal, the matter is kept discrete. The dog wanders off to a country orphanage, where Teddy chooses as new master Danny Milbright, a shy boy who never seems to be considered for adoption but has a strong sense of justice, impelling him to return Teddy to his master. It proves an eventful journey all the way to D.C. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

In Dog We Trust

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Az elnöki kutya See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

First American Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

The Oval Office desk, rug and props are those used in the The West Wing (1999) TV series, and both National Treasure movies. The Oval Office set was a full scale replica of the Oval Office, and was built specifically for First Dog on the stage of the Sobrato high school theater by high school film students and teachers under a unique mentorship program. The mentorship program was created by First American Cinema to mentor the senior students on an actual feature film set. The mentorship program was created by Bryan Michael Stoller of First American Cinema, and Gary Harmon of the Sobrato High School (Sobrato Conservatory of the Arts). See more »

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I Will
Performed by Andrea Becker
Written by Andrea Becker (BMI) and Doug Beck (BMI)
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Garbled family film
26 May 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Eric Roberts playing the president of the United States?!? That's some really bizarre casting. As it turns out, the top billed Roberts only has about fifteen minutes of footage in the entire movie, and given the general quality of the movie, he got lucky being given just a small part. Except for Tommy "Tiny" Lister, who gives a surprisingly warm and likable performance as a trucker who befriends the youthful protagonist, the level of acting in this movie is quite dire. But in fairness to the cast, they weren't working with a professional script or direction. The story is really garbled at times, seemingly missing whole scenes or linking footage that might have made things make more sense. Also, the screenplay can't make its mind whether the title mutt is intelligent or dumb. Mostly dumb, as it turns out, like the human characters, some of who could have ended the story much sooner if they were able to think logically. As for the direction, it suffers from bad continuity and a really cheap feeling. I know this movie was aimed at young children, but I think even the target audience will see this movie doesn't have all of its marbles.


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