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A family film for an era when "family film" means scatological jokes, gratuitous violence, and shapeless storytelling, See Spot Run is about par for the course. Punctuated by many a lowbrow moment (scenes of combustible zebra flatulence, for instance), Spot has trouble staying true to its major story line despite the latter's redeeming qualities. That story concerns an FBI-trained bull mastiff who flees the wrath of a mobster (Paul Sorvino) and ends up in the care of a pooch-averse postman (David Arquette) and the latter's little neighbor (Angus T. Jones). With a nutball like Arquette in the lead (and vigorous support work from comic Anthony Anderson of Me, Myself, and Irene), the antics come fast and furious, including a wild bit of slapstick in which Arquette simultaneously gets his head stuck in a fishbowl and his body densely wrapped in helium-inflated plastic. On the other hand, there's a touching simplicity to the relationship between man and canine, each of whom has been terribly lonely in his own way. Sure, the filmmakers went for some cheap laughs, but there is much else here that is harder-earned. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Commentary with Director John Whitesell
  • "Spot's Silly Dog Tricks" Contest Winners
  • Music Video By Vitamin C "As Long As You're Loving Me"
  • Cast Filmographies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scene Access
  • Interactive Menus

Cast

David ArquetteGordon
Michael Clarke DuncanMurdoch
Leslie BibbStephanie
Joe ViterelliGino
Angus T. JonesJames
Steve SchirripaArliss
Anthony AndersonBenny
Paul SorvinoSonny Talia
Kim HawthorneCassavettes
Kavan SmithRicky

  • Genre: Family Movies
  • Director: John Whitesell
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 97 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 2, 2001
    EuropeMay 25, 2001
    JapanNov 10, 2001
    AustraliaApr 5, 2001
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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