Firehouse Dog (2007)



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

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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.
PG (for sequences of action peril, some mild crude humor and language)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Josh Hutcherson
as Shane Fahey
Bruce Greenwood
as Connor Fahey
Bill Nunn
as Joe Musto
Scotch Ellis Loring
as Lionel Bradford
Steven Culp
as Zachary Hayden
Mayte Garcia
as Pepite `Pep' Clemente
Bree Turner
as Liz Knowles
Hannah Lochner
as Jasomine `J.J.' Presley
Claudette Mink
as Captain Jesse Presley
Shane Daly
as Burr Baldwin
as Rexxx, Rexxx/Dewey the Dog
Dan Willmott
as Electrician
B.J. McQueen
as Tomato Truck Driver
Ramona Pringle
as Picnic Trophy Presenter
Magdalena Alexander
as Mayor's Executive Assistant
Michael Wood
as Crowd Member
Eamon Rohan
as Rexxx
Bob Koherr
as Marc Fahey
Teddy Sears
as Terence Kahn
as Rexxx, Rexxx/Dewey the Dog
Kathryn Haggis
as Mrs. Renzi
Randy Triggs
as Captain Marc Fahey
Carl Barlow
as Animal Control Officer
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
Zoé Mugford
as Perky Co-Host
Dash Mihok
as Trey Falcon
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Critic Reviews for Firehouse Dog

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (30)

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

Full Review… | July 16, 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 13, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

To me it doesn't mesh well.

April 9, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

It's harmless enough for young kids, but director Todd Holland seems to have little interest in making anything but a generic, instantly forgettable family-friendly feature.

Full Review… | April 5, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Firehouse Dog is credited to three writers, but not one of them seems to have a solitary spark of an idea.

April 5, 2007
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

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
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

I saw part of it, and it actually was not that bad.

Andrew Fillmore
Andrew Fillmore

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
Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer

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