Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver


Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver

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In this family canine comedy, a sequel to Air Bud (1997), Josh Framm finds it a problem when his widowed mother Jackie starts seeing the community's new veterinarian, Patrick Sullivan. Sullivan gives a football to Josh's golden retriever Buddy, and the athletic animal is soon girding for the gridiron.


Kevin Zegers
as Josh Framm
Nora Dunn
as Natalya
Tim Conway
as Fred Davis
Dick Martin
as Phil Phil
Robert Costanzo
as Coach Fanelli
Shayn Solberg
as Tom Stewart
Suzanne Ristic
as Principal Salter
Alyson MacLaren
as Andrea Framm
Cory Fry
as Cole Powers
Marcus Tucker
as Giants Quarterback
Jay Brazeau
as Official
Mark Brandon
as Richard
Jaida Hay
as Tammy
Doreen Esary
as Receptionist
Julio Caravetta
as Giants Coach
Monica Marko
as Lady with Broom
Scott Ateah
as Official
Ritch Renaud
as Photographer
Barry MacDonald
as Sportcaster
Simon Isherwood
as Rams Coach
John Keelan
as Ice Cream Boy
Warren Moon
as Pro Basketball Player
Joey Galloway
as Pro Basketball Player
Blue Edwards
as Pro Basketball Player
Pete Chilcutt
as Pro Basketball Player
George Lynch
as Pro Basketball Player
Sam Mack
as Pro Basketball Player
Lee Mayberry
as Pro Basketball Player
Ivano Newbill
as Pro Basketball Player
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Critic Reviews for Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (23)

  • The original film's director, Charles Martin Smith... has been replaced by Richard Martin, who brings a family-hour blandness to every scene.

    May 29, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [The film is] marked by dumbfoundingly bad dialogue, cliche-driven plotting and groan-worthy predictability.

    May 29, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • As sequels go, Air Bud: Golden Receiver is barking up the wrong tree.

    Dec 4, 2008

    Leonard Klady

    Top Critic
  • Though the movie is inept in a number of key ways, what it really lacks is a lead actor who can carry his scenes with an un-doggish panache.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

    Paul Tatara
    Top Critic
  • Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver is a pale shadow of the entertaining 1997 family movie. It's a sequel that lacks the spirit and sweetness of the original.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a Styrofoam-cup comedy, lightweight and disposable, but this G-rated fantasy of suburban family life is a good bet for its intended audience of 12-year-olds and younger.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver

  • Dec 23, 2015
    Still manages to get what it deserves from its predecessor.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2011
    Not nearly as good as the original.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • May 30, 2011
    This movie is amazing...okay not really.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2010
    Not quite as good as the original, but I love the air bud movies, just by how much fun can be take out of them. They are a fun ride to watch, and this football frenzy with a mutt is awesome!
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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