Air Bud (1997)

Movie"He Sits. He Stays. He Shoots. He Scores."
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A lonely boy befriends a stray dog who has a natural talent for basketball and together they experience the highs and lows of life as their friendship remains solid through a series of escapades.

Air Bud Collection

Air Bud is a 1997 sports comedy film directed by Charles Martin Smith. It sparked the franchise centered on the real-life dog Air Buddy, a cross-bred Golden Retriever, who shoots basketball hoops and appears as Buddy. The film was financially successful, grossing $4 million in its opening weekend and totaling $27.8 million in its run against an estimated $3 million budget. The film was followed by one theatrical sequel, three direct-to-video sequels, and a spin-off film series. In each film, Buddy learns to play a different sport while the spin offs focus on Buddy's children, the Buddies.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:August 1st, 1997
On DVD & Blu-ray:February 4th, 1998 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$3,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$23,144,499 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Bob Weinstein, Michael Strange, Anne Vince, Harvey Weinstein
Production Companies:Walt Disney Pictures, Keystone Pictures, Air Bud Entertainment