Air Bud (1997)

Air Bud


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A charming children's movie about a lonely boy and a dog who can shoot hoops.^L^C5 Since his father's death, Josh Framm (Kevin Zegers) has become increasingly withdrawn. Even basketball, once his passion, scarcely seems to matter. His worried mom (Wendy Makkena) moves the family to a small town near where she grew up, hoping that a fresh start will revive Josh. But he doesn't fit in well at school, and seems worse than ever. Until he finds Buddy, an abandoned golden retriever who can nose a ball … More

Rating: PG (Brief Mild Language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin DiCicco, Aaron Mendelson, Paul Tamasy, Aaron Mendelsohn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 1998


as Norm Snively

as Josh Framm

as Jackie Framm

as Arthur Chaney

as Judge Cranfield

as Larry Willingham

as Buck Willingham

as Referee

as Coach Joe Barker

as Principal Pepper

as Tom Stewart

as Reporter

as Party Mom

as Referee 2

as Andrea Framm

as Andrea Framm

as Buddy the Dog/Air Bu...
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Critic Reviews for Air Bud

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (12)

Dull but harmless.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Air Bud


I don't understand why people think a basketball playing dog is entertaining. It's impossible for a dog to play in the first place, although the movie tries to make it seem feasible. Overall, I hated this movie.

Aj V

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This was fun and original but you get thinking that it is kind of ridiculous that a dog plays basketball! However,I love the concept and these films can keep on coming!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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A dog that can play sports - that's crazy! Like all the Air Bud movies, totally radical!

Lafe Fredbjornson

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