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A Dog's Way Home (2019)

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A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.

Writers:

W. Bruce Cameron (screenplay by), Cathryn Michon (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Terri
Jonah Hauer-King ... Lucas
Edward James Olmos ... Axel
Alexandra Shipp ... Olivia
Chris Bauer ... Kurch
Barry Watson ... Gavin
Motell Gyn Foster ... Taylor (as Motell Foster)
Wes Studi ... Captain Mica
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Bella (voice)
John Cassini ... Chuck
Brian Markinson ... Gunter
Patrick Gallagher ... Teo
Broadus Mattison ... Mack
Rolando Boyce ... Drew
Cesar De León ... Steve (as Cesar De Leon)
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Storyline

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives. Written by Santhosh

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From the Beloved Best Selling Author of A Dog's Purpose See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The dog that plays the adult version of Bella is named Shelby The Dog and she was a rescue dog. She was found living in a junkyard in Tennessee. See more »

Goofs

When Bella is first taken to the VA Hospital and is hidden in a storeroom, and she barks, Lucas enters, then Olivia. Neither closes the door. It is closed when Teo knocks. See more »

Quotes

Bella: I knew now that my journey was much longer than I'd ever imagined.
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Crazy Credits

Despite the opening titles before the prologue and the first half of the closing credits is displayed via fading, the movie's title, shown after the prologue, is zooming slightly forward. The text is upper-cased white. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Night with Alexandra Shipp (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Lean on Me
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Jillian Edwards
Courtesy of My Little Gypsy Records, under license from Concord Music
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User Reviews

 
I loved this movie.
14 January 2019 | by karensanto58See all my reviews

I knew what it was going into it and it did not disappoint. I'll take animals over most people any day. I never saw any of the things these other reviews point out. I was entertained. I cried. I laughed. I went home and hugged my two American Staffordshire Terriers very tight. Thank you for this movie.


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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dog's Way Home See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,251,263, 13 January 2019

Gross USA:

$42,004,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,708,134
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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