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A beautifully-made retelling of the classic collie tale, one need not be a dog-lover to fall for Lassie. Read critic reviews

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Young Joe Carraclough (Jonathan Mason) and his family (Samantha Morton, John Lynch) love their faithful collie, Lassie. However, when Joe's father loses his job in the mine, he must sell the dog to the Duke of Rudling (Peter O'Toole), who covets the collie for his granddaughter (Hester Odgers). After the duke moves to northern Scotland to avoid the threat of World War II, Lassie escapes and undertakes a 500-mile journey to reunite with her family.

Cast & Crew

Peter O'Toole
The Duke of Rudling
Samantha Morton
Sarah Carraclough
John Lynch
Sam Carraclough
Jonathan Mason
Joe Carraclough
Edward Fox
Col. Hutton
John Standing
Col. French
Robert Hardy
Mr. Justice Murray
Ed Guiney
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Eric Ellenbogen
Executive Producer
Doug Schwalbe
Executive Producer
Howard Atherton
Cinematographer
Adam Green
Film Editor
Adrian Johnston
Original Music
Charlotte Walter
Costume Designer
John Paul Kelly
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  • Feb 19, 2012
    It's well constructed and all but very much lacking the emotional depth I was expecting and hoping for. This was an unnecessary remake to begin with so it doesn't really have any real reason to exist. It also doesn't add anything new to the mix that the original already did and isn't as engaging or ambitous. There are a lot of good moments in the film and it's certainly not a bad one but it's not that amazing either. But hey dog lovers are going to love it and fans of the original will. But only because it's the same movie.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2008
    It was a splendid two hours of my life! I got choked up at the sad part and choked up at the joyful part. It was such a well-crafted masterpiece. Probably the best Lassie film I've seen.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2007
    [font=Century Gothic]"Lassie" takes place in 1939 in Yorkshire, England where following his noticing the collie Lassie during a very wild fox hunt, a duke(Peter O'Toole) offers to buy the dog from a miner, Sam Carraclough(John Lynch), and his wife, Sarah(Samantha Morton), but the dog is not for sale because of her strong attachment to their son, Joe(Jonathan Mason). But that changes after the mine closes and the family badly needs the money. Lassie has other ideas, making three escape attempts from the duke before being returned each time. Now, she is set to accompany the duke and his granddaughter, Cilla(Hester Odgers), several hundred miles to Scotland...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Lassie" is an old fashioned and entertaining movie with a very good cast, the juvenile actors being especially impressive. Cameos from two of Scotland's national treasures and shots of the beautiful countryside do not hurt, either.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]At the beginning of the film, there is a sense of class consciousness.(You cannot buy the love of a dog or anyone else for that matter which is a maxim the duke ignores.) Then, it gives way to the necessity of kindness and generosity in times of war.[/font] [font=Century Gothic]And what is it with Peter Dinklage and dogs lately?[/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2006
    Old-fashioned and bound to be appreciated more by adults than by kids.
    William G Super Reviewer

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