Air Bud

Synopsis: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Production: Keystone Pictures
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
45%
PG
Year:
1997
98 min
1,752 Views


[ Chirping ]

[ Engine Revving ]

[ Whimpering ]

[ Engine Rattling ]

Oh, darn it !

[ Groaning ]

Okay, mutt. Show time.

Okay, come here.|Hold it. Hold it.

Hey, do not make me|use this, okay ?

Hi.|"Clown and the Hound."

Ow !|[ Whimpering ]

Hey, kids,|it's happy, slappy time !

[ Clown Laughing ]

All right, now,|I tell ya what we'll do.

We'll start off with a little bit|of plate-spinnin', okay ?

I bet you won't be able to guess|what this one is.

Hoo-hoo-ha, hoo-hoo-hoo.| Hula, hula, hula hoop

Pick a card, any card.

Now we put the plate|in our mouth !

[ Wheezing, Coughing ]

[ Coughing Continues ]|It went down a little bit... far.

[ Humming ]

- [ Clown Groaning ]|- [ Boy Groaning ]

Okay, dog, your turn.

- [ Panting ]|- [ Laughing ]

[ Children Gasping ]|Oh. Oh. Oh.

- One more.|- [ Together ] Yeah !

And now|for the grand finale, kids !

- [ Grunting ]|- [ Shrieking ]

- Where are you ?|- [ Crowd Shouting ]

- Come back here !|- [ Screaming ]|- [ Whimpering ]

[ Grunting ]|Ow !

[ Clown Shouting ]

- My cake !|- [ Screaming ]

- [ Children Screaming ]|- [ Mother ] Oh !

[ Grunting ]

Would it be okay|if I get a couple references ?

Come on ! Get up here !|I warned you.

You had your chance,|you flea-bitten mongrel.

You're going to the pound !

Do you hear me ?|You're going to the pound !

I hate birthday parties !

I hate kids !|I hate being a clown !

I can't stand birthday cakes !

Yeah, dog pound ? I got a vicious dog.|No, it's a horrible dog.

It's a menace !|I'm bringin' him in now !

No, I don't know where you are.|That's why I'm calling ya.

What ? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah,|yeah, I know where that is.

I could be there|in 15, 20 minutes.

Yeah. Well, no, I got a map.|I got a map here in the truck.

- [ Whimpering ]|- [ Mooing ]

[ Truck Horn Honking ]

Oh, my God !|Oh, my !

- [ Baby Crying ]|- You okay ?

- You okay, sweetie ? You okay ?|- No !

Well, jeez,|almost gave me a heart attack.

What on earth is that box doing|in the middle of the road ?

We're okay. Everyone's okay.|We-- We're okay. Fine.

Isn't it cute ?|Oh, don't forget:

My new job is just|ten minutes away.

Did I tell you that|the Fernfield Napkin Factory...

is the third largest manufacturer|of napkins in all North America ?

Well, here we are.

[ Sighs ]|So what do you think, huh ?

[ Thunder Rumbling ]

[ Owl Hooting ]

[ Mother ]|I am concerned about him starting|three months into the school year.

He doesn't make friends|very easily.

Not that he's not friendly. It's just--|Well, he doesn't talk much these days.

You see, when his dad|passed away last year--

- Oh, I'm so sorry.|- Thank you.

It's been difficult.|So, anyway...

I used to spend a lot of time|around here because my grandparents|lived here.

So I thought that the move|would really be the best thing|for us, especially for Josh.

I understand. I'm sure he's|going to do very well here.

But tell me about|extracurricular programs.

Does Josh have any interests|or hobbies ?

Well, he used to like to play|basketball with his dad,

but he's lost interest|in that too.

Well, let's see.|We have an excellent band.

Oh, I used to play the flute|when I was his age. That was fun.

[ Bell Ringing ]

I think an instrument|would be just the thing !

[ Man ] No, no, no.|Don't blow so hard.

Okay, blow a little harder.

Okay, blow a little harder.

[ Chattering ]

Hey, Mike, pass !

- Pick up. Come on.|- Come on.

Go ! Come on, shoot !

Shoot !

[ Grunting ]

[ Dog Growling ]

[ Dog Whimpering ]

I know, Mom. It's not called|moonlighting. Oh, I found it.

Yeah, it's--|It's-- It's-- No !

It's not moonlighting.|You're allowed to have two jobs.

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