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Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: November 14th, 2006

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Young Joe Carraclough (Jonathan Mason) and his family (Samantha Morton, John Lynch) love their faithful collie, Lassie. However, when Joe's father loses his job in the mine, he must sell the dog to the Duke of Rudling (Peter O'Toole), who covets the collie for his granddaughter (Hester Odgers). After the duke moves to northern Scotland to avoid the threat of World War II, Lassie escapes and undertakes a 500-mile journey to reunite with her family.

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Samantha Morton, John Lynch, Peter Dinklage, Steve Pemberton, Jemma Redgrave, Jonathan Mason, Hester Odgers

Director: Charles Sturridge

Genres: Family, Adventure

Production Co: Davis Films, Element Films

Keywords: Father, Moving, Escape, England, 1940s, Heartwarming, Underdog, Quest, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A heartwarming and moving adventure that does excellent justice to the classic character. show more

  • The new Lassie is faithful to Knight's story, capturing its sweep, Dickensian social contrasts and high emotion. All that is enhanced by a splendid cast. show more

  • Mason and Odgers are charming young performers with cheeks that shade of pink generally found only in picture books or among English school children. That color goes perfectly here. There is an unabashed old-fashioned quality to the story-telling, not quaint, not fusty, but very much of another era -- and what a relief that is.

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