Release Date: August 14th, 1998
DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2000
G|1 hr 30 min
Teenager Josh (Kevin Zegers) just became the legal owner of his basketball-playing dog, Buddy. But now Buddy is playing football, too, thanks to veterinarian Patrick Sullivan (Gregory Harrison), who happens to be the new boyfriend of Josh's mom. Unfortunately, Josh and Patrick don't get along too well. But, when a couple of Russians (Nora Dunn, Perry Anzilotti) see Buddy playing on TV and decide to kidnap him for their circus, the two must band together to find the dog and save him.
Director: Richard Martin
Genres: Comedy drama, Family
Production Co: Canadian Government, Dimension Films, Keystone Pictures, Golden Receiver, Alliance Atlantis Communications
Distributors: Miramax Films, Walt Disney Pictures