Firehouse Dog

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20th Century Fox Released 2007

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Director:
Todd Holland
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG
Firehouse Dog is a 2007 family film directed by Todd Holland. Many Hollywood stars have a reputation of being difficult to please and sometimes making absurd requests. Apparently in Hollywood, this type of behavior goes for famous dogs as well. Rex is a star, of the canine persuasion, who is well-known for his athletic abilities. When a movie shoot stunt goes terribly wrong, Rex is assumed dead. However, Rex is very much alive and wandering the streets as an average looking stray. A wild series of events leads Rex to a fire station where a crew, known as Dogpatch 55, take a liking to Rex and let him stick around. The fireman also renames him Dewy. After years of pretending to act like a hero in movies, Rex/Dewy may get the opportunity to be a hero for real. But is Rex/Dewy up to the job, or is he simply a Hollywood illusion?

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    Though it never completely catches fire, there's enough earnestness and warmth that makes it a welcome alternative in a family film arena dominated by computer animation and associ...

  • 50

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Working with four interchangeable Deweys, the filmmakers create a sufficient number of lively stunts to keep the kiddies amused, though the film's wittiest moment -- a canine parod...

  • 50

    Variety Justin Chang

    Leaving no heartstrings untugged and no doggie-fart jokes uncracked, scruffy pic reps a very mixed breed of obvious humor, gently moving father-son drama and sub-"Backdraft" trial ...

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    Family Dramas, Grade Schoolers, Pre-Teens