Firehouse Dog (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Firehouse Dog (2007)



Critic Consensus: Firehouse Dog's cute premise is ruined with endless fart and poop jokes, and an overlong run time.

Movie Info

Rex, Hollywood's top-grossing canine, is known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. His perks package, rivaling that of any A-list celebrity, includes Kobe beef, a poodle harem, and a diamond collar. Rex's luck--and Hollywood high life--runs out while shooting a commercial. An aerial stunt goes awry, leading Rex's handlers to presume he's dead. But Rex is merely lost--alone, filthy and unrecognizable in an unfamiliar city. Chased by animal control, he takes refuge in grubby abandoned lofts, a far cry from his former luxurious lifestyle. Shane Fahey, a bright but rebellious 12-year-old, has exasperated his father Connor for the umpteenth time. A single parent and captain of the rundown inner city fire station known as Dogpatch, Connor is charged with inspiring the sad-sack company: veteran and firehouse cook Joe Musto, the super-fit and strong-willed mother hen Pepita "Pep" Clemente (Mayte Garcia), the exhausted family-man Lionel Bradford, and the calendar-worthy rookie Terence Kahn. The team is still coping with the recent loss of their former captain, Connor's brother. Shane is also troubled by his uncle's death, and he's been acting out by ditching school.more
Rating: PG (for sequences of action peril, some mild crude humor and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Claire-Lee Lim, Michael Colleary, Mike Werb, Claire-Dee Lim
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 31, 2007
Box Office: $13.9M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Josh Hutcherson
as Shane Fahey
Bruce Greenwood
as Connor Fahey
Bill Nunn
as Joe Musto
Steven Culp
as Zachary Hayden
Scotch Ellis Loring
as Lionel Bradford
Mayte Garcia
as Pepite `Pep' Clement...
Bree Turner
as Liz Knowles
Hannah Lochner
as Jasomine `J.J.' Pres...
Claudette Mink
as Captain Jesse Presle...
Shane Daly
as Burr Baldwin
as Rexxx, Rexxx/Dewey t...
Dan Willmott
as Electrician
B.J. McQueen
as Tomato Truck Driver
Ramona Pringle
as Picnic Trophy Presen...
Magdalena Alexander
as Mayor's Executive As...
Michael Wood
as Crowd Member
Bob Koherr
as Marc Fahey
Teddy Sears
as Terence Kahn
as Rexxx, Rexxx/Dewey t...
Kathryn Haggis
as Mrs. Renzi
Randy Triggs
as Captain Marc Fahey
Carl Barlow
as Animal Control Offic...
Eric Weinthal
as City Official
Dorly Jean-Louis
as Lionel's Wife Tia
Diavion Henningham
as Lionel's Son No. 1
Djano Henningham
as Lionel's Son No. 2
Joseph Adam
as Ceremony Reporter
Joanna Bennett
as Ceremony Reporter
Sevag Sagherian
as Trey's Lino Driver
Dave Grimshaw
as Crowd Member
Sean Lally
as Crowd Member
Isaac Otan
as Crowd Member
Matt Cooke
as Corbin Sellars
Katie Finneran
as Felicity Hqammer
Stephen Culp
as Zachary Hayden
Dan Duran
as Dapper Host
Steven Cartwright
as Neu Hotel Doorman
Aaron Abrams
as Policeman at Bridge
James Arnold
as TV Field Reporter
Jeffrey R. Smith
as Parachute Prop Guy
Zo Mugford
as Perky Co-Host
Dash Mihok
as Trey Falcon
as Rexxx/Dewey the Dog
as Rexxx/Dewey the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Firehouse Dog

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (31)

It may not set the box office on fire, but this canine caper is more agreeable than your average underdog tale.

Full Review… | July 17, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Rin Tin Tin would never have okayed a script like this.

Full Review… | April 22, 2007
Top Critic

We're forced to endure plenty of scatological gags and treacly exchanges between Shane and his distant dad as the film imparts an obvious message about the frivolity of stardom.

Full Review… | April 14, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Firehouse Dog is a run of the mill kids film. Adults will be fairly bored by it, and how many kids like it depends on how much they like goofy animal tricks.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011

A quietly moving story about a single Father and his Son. This decent film gets better as you watch it.

Full Review… | January 4, 2008
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Equal parts dog adventure and father-son tale.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Firehouse Dog


I remember this being a pretty good movie, but what I remember most about it is since I saw it, I call burps "mouth farts." LOL! Major brownie points and props for that!

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

It may not set the box office on fire, but this canine caper is more agreeable than your average underdog tale.

Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer


It was a good movie, totally for kids but to be honest I enjoy it very much.
The story about an actor dog who get lost and found by sa kid son of a fireman. I think it was original, interesting, with some funny mometns, also with good action scenes, even with some mystery.
The plot convinces me and I think it was well developed.
A good cast with good performances from everyone, specially from the dog.
In conclusion, it is the perfect family movie of the season, so enjoyable and entertaining.

Jose Zamudio

Super Reviewer

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