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First Dog (2011)

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The story begins when "The First Dog," Teddy, is accidentally left behind after the President appears at a dedication ceremony. Thousands of miles from home, the dog is found by a young boy, Danny Milbright, who discovers that Teddy belongs to the President of the United States - but no one believes him. And so begins an exciting road adventure filled with hardships, friendships and suspense, as Danny runs away from his foster home to return The First Dog to the White House -- because, "It's the right thing to do!" --(c) Official Site

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Cast

Eric Roberts
as President of the United States
John-Paul Howard
as Danny Milbright
Paula Devicq
as Vicky-Ann
Tim Peyton
as Henderson
Bernie Kopell
as Juvenile Psychiatricst
Little Bear Films
as Teddy the First Dog
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Critic Reviews for First Dog

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Dolly Parton provides three original songs that suitably match this spottily acted picture's corn and treacle.

Full Review… | September 16, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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"First Dog" is a well-meaning movie with the purest of intentions. It's just not particularly good.

Full Review… | June 30, 2011
Arizona Republic
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Ludicrous dog romp, with some violence, consumerism.

Full Review… | March 20, 2012
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for First Dog

Charming family movie! Watched this at Little Rock Film Festival with a full audience (around 300 people). Everyone cried and laughed, a real feel-good movie! The best family movie we've seen in a long time. If you have a heart -- you'll love love this movie!

Chuck Brown
Chuck Brown

*1/2 (out of four) Syrupy, silly, and overly hokey, "First Dog" fails to make the audience believe any of its watered down and all-too-precious plotline. Eric Roberts is the beloved President of the U.S. His dog, Teddy has gotten away from him during and assassination attempt in California. On his own the dog meets up with an orphan who decides to travel across the coutry to return the dog to his owner. Tries too hard to be cute. It only looks silly.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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