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Air Bud: Golden Receiver (Bilingual)
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The creators of the original AIR BUD score once again with this all-new, hilarious heartwarming hit! This time out, Buddy, the hoop-shooting, hotshot canine, tackles a new sport -- football. When his teenage owner reluctantly becomes the school's new quarterback, Buddy catches the spirit and joins the team. Soon, the two find themselves leading the Timberwolves to the state championship. But victory hopes are sidelined when two sinister Russian circus owners take a bite out of everyone's plans and dognap Buddy for their star attraction. So give three cheers for Disney's AIR BUD: GOLDEN RECEIVER. Full of outrageous fun and adventure, it goes the whole nine yards for family fun.
If a pig can herd sheep, then the field is wide open for animals with unusual talents, and not just on Letterman's Late Show, either. Buddy, the golden retriever who made an unexpected hit in the initial Air Bud (1997), shows just how far you can stretch one joke over the course of two movies. Which isn't as far as the makers hoped, unfortunately. While the first film--about a performing dog who runs away from an abusive clown, befriends a lonely boy, and becomes a basketball star--had its charms, this one pushes the gag to the limit. This time, Buddy the dog learns to play football, even as he foils a plan by an international group of thieves to steal animals and start their own zoo. This is one that will hold the kids' attention while the adults do something else, at ease in the knowledge that their children are watching an innocuously entertaining movie. --Marshall Fine
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Buddy wants to come too. But Josh doesn't let him. So Buddy sneaks into the family van. He's just a dog, he doesn't understand people.
And Buddy shows up on the basketball court and makes a basket. What I didn't mention in the review of Air Bud, is that Josh's father, a test pilot was killed in a plane crash.
School is starting soon for Josh. And I think he is entering high school. Josh's mother starts dating again. And soon her new love is the local veterinarian, named Patrick Sullivan (Gregory Harrison). Josh doesn't like this. So he tries out of the school's football team.
And makes the team. On the day of the first game, the coach named Fanelli (Robert Costanzo) is told that either the football team will be dropped, or he will be fired if the team doesn't have a winning season.
Fanelli was the school's coach for 14 years. And hasn't had a winning season in 10 years. Buddy the dog who made lots of baskets in the first movie, died after the movie wrapped up. And so the studio got another dog that looks like the first dog. If you like football, then check out Remember the Titans.
The three year old likes Snow Buddies and the five year old likes the Air Bud movies especially the Spikes Back one - it is great having videos that are enjoyed by our grandchildren.
Any Air Bud or Air Buddies movies are highly recommended by this grandmother.
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Its an excellent kids movie, I bought a copy for my niece & nephew, it always helps to have these animal centered storylines but child actor (no longer a kid) Kevin Zegers also... Read morePublished on April 16 2004 by T. B in Richmond
Buddy is a golden retriever who likes basketball. Now, he's back in football. In the end of the movie, there's a song I love it's called "One Moment." I love that song so much. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2002
Every bit as good as the original Air Bud. The Golden stand-ins did an excellent job for the original Buddy who crossed the Rainbow Bridge since the first film was made. Read morePublished on July 17 2002 by George Carnahan
I really liked this movie. One reason it was so good, was that the movie is about football, but it also has the whole other story with Josh's mom dating Patrick, and the circus... Read morePublished on July 30 2001 by Beth Neumann
Josh And Buddy Are At It Again. This Time They Go Out For The Football Team. The Coach Picks Them To Be On His Team. Read morePublished on June 12 2000
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