Firehouse Dog


Firehouse Dog
A young boy spends his time hanging out at the fire station where his dad is captain. The fire station has been underperforming lately, and is in danger of being closed down. Then they rescue a dog, and this dog turns out to have a flair for firefighting. With the added publicity, things are looking up. Unfortunately, the dog is actually a famous Hollywood star, and his owners are looking for him...

111 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Action, Animals, Comedy, Family.
They
They'll never recognise me in these shades.

Credits

Cast
Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Bill Nunn, Scotch Ellis Long, Mayte Garcia, Teddy Sears, and four dogs.
Director
Todd Holland
ScreenplayClaire-Dee Lim, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary
MusicJeff Cardoni
CinematographyVictor Hammer
EditingScott J. Wallace
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2007
Produced byC.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolencePG — man punched in face, mild threat.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA story of courage, a wonder dog and a good teenager team up and do good for their community.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
-12
Impudence / Hate
-22
Sexual Immorality
24
Drugs / Alcohol
27
Offence to God
34
Murder / Suicide
50
Final score
17

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconThis one's for the dogs.
5
Cape Times
Alex Chun quote iconCanine caper fails to set screen on fire.
5
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
6
The Citizen
Nadia Gardner quote iconSome might find Firehouse Dog a watered-down version of Backdraft for children, but this is a good, clean family movie — playful and warm
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconIf you have kids to amuse, pop down to a cinema showing this film, which is kids' only entertainment.
10
24.com
Natalie Sineke De Freitas quote iconA charming family film, Firehouse Dog gets a teeth-baring nod from our quarters.
10
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconPerfunctorily plotted and overlong at 110 minutes, Firehouse Dog is basically an endurance test for parental units who get dragged to it.
5
ScreenIt
quote iconExisting as an odd amalgamation of juvenile, gross-out comedy and more serious stuff aimed at older kids and adults, Firehouse Dog's bark and bite are too muted to make it a classic of the boy and his dog sub-genre.
8
Metacritic.com
20 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
61 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconCute premise is ruined by endless fart and poop jokes.
6

What the People say

Internet
539 Netizens quote iconHe's a special dog in a regular kid's movie
8

Average .. 39%

8




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