Snow Dogs

Snow Dogs

Brian Levant (2002)

95min
PG Certificate
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A reconciliation between estranged father and son - a familiar Hollywood staple - provides the basis for this comedy adventure that is sadly lacking in both thrills and jokes. Cuba Gooding Jr plays Ted, a successful Miami dentist who discovers he's adopted but has been left an Alaskan cabin and a pack of sled dogs by his birth mother. Travelling "ice-wards" to the small town of Tolketna, Ted also encounters his white biological father, the aggressive and unwelcoming Thunder Jack (played by a suitably grizzled James Coburn). This familial tension inexplicably leads the city dweller to enter the Arctic Challenge sled race, with much predictable physical comedy ensuing from his efforts on the ice. Director Brian Levant, who was also behind the comic canine antics of Beethoven, brings a lap-dog talent to bear here. The result is dogged but dull.

Summary

Concluded.

Cast & Crew

Ted Brooks Cuba Gooding Jr
Thunder Jack James Coburn
Dr Rupert Brooks Sisqo
Amelia Brooks Nichelle Nichols
George M Emmet Walsh
Peter Yellowbear Graham Greene (2)
Ernie Brian Doyle-Murray
Barb Joanna Bacalso
Olivier Jean-Michel Pare
Michael Bolton Michael Bolton
Director Brian Levant
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 31 May 2002
Comedy Children's Drama