Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Synopsis: Three pets (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on vacation. Unsure of what happened, the animals set out on a quest to find their family. This journey across America is very dangerous and the animals risk never seeing their masters again. The group of pets travel across forested mountains and areas of wide-open countryside, while their family searches for them in the same areas.
Director(s): Duwayne Dunham
Production: Disney
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

[ Narrator ]

My name is Chance.

I know it sounds odd, but most names

do if you think about 'em long enough...

maybe even yours.

I was abandoned

when I was very young.

I lived on the streets, scrounging

for food, sleeping wherever I could.

That seemed like fun at first...

but pretty soon

it landed me behind bars.

- [ Gate Slamming Shut ]

- But I don't like to talk about that.

Let's talk about after that

when I got my second chance...

and my name.

You see, this family came along...

and, I guess you could say,

they rescued me...

'cause they adopted me and brought me

to live with them at their house.

But it was their home, not mine.

Still, it sure was an improvement over,

well, over that other place.

Lots of space, fresh air...

plenty of interesting things

to explore...

and all the underwear

I could eat.

[ Snarling ]

- [ Female Voice ] Chance.!

- Sassy?

You've just woke me up

from a very deep catnap.

What's the matter, Sassy? You get up

on the wrong side of the litter box?

Even a very great beauty

needs her beauty sleep!

Beauty sleep? You'd have

to sleep for like... a month.

Oh, you are such

a typical dog.

[ Chance ] Indeed. The house was

full of new clothes to be shredded...

on account of

the family was growing.

You see, Bob was joining

the family by marrying Laura.

- Her little girl was Hope. Hope belonged to Sassy.

- Jamie!

The little boy,Jamie, was supposed to

belong to me, but I didn't need anyone else.

- I was a loner.

- Ew!

[ Hope ]


[ Chance ] Still, I had to admit it,

he did have a lot of very good ideas.

He was the one

who named me Chance.

Laura's older boy was Peter.

He belonged to Shadow.

Shadow was faithful.

Shadow was loyal.

Shadow was a chump.

Hejust sat down there while

I had all the fun upstairs.

Chance, stop!

The blouse is dead.

That's right,

but I gotta shred it...

into teeny, tiny little pieces,

and I really-

[ Gulp ]

I swallowed a button.

Oh, what a shame!

Too bad it wasn't a zipper.

Hey, you better beat it, powder puff,

or you're gonna end up dog meat.

Is that any way to speak

to a petite dewdrop?

- You big flat-faced butt-sniffer!

- [ Barking, Snarling ]

- [ Meowing ]

- [ Crash ]

[ Growling ]

- Shadow, down!

- [ Sassy Yowling ]

[ Shadow ] I really should

give that pup a talking-to.

- [ Crashing, Clattering ]

- [ Sassy Yowling ]

Uh... I now pronounce you

husband and wife.

- [ Glass Shattering ]

- [ Minister ] You may kiss the bride.

Ew! Ugh!

[ Chance Sniffing ]

[ Chance ]

Who is this?

Somebody new, 'cause

I never forget a face.

[ Sniffing Continues ]

Oh, whoa.! Food.!

Food.! Hello, food.

Hey, wait, wh-whoa!

Where ya goin'?

Hey,you with the food,

drop it.!

Drop it.! Drop it.!

[ Panting, Sniffing ]

They wanna serve that

on the floor, I think...

kind of

an alfresco thing.

I know what I'll do, I'll

give him the look. [ Whining ]

- Sorry, fella, not for doggies.

- Flying meat!

Ooh, ahh, ahh, ooh, ooh!

Hot, hot, hot!

I wonder if I could

have that dog stuffed.

Yech! Green stuff!.

Who eats this stuff?


Now we're talkin'turkey.

- Grrr!

- Back off, old man!

You're just jealous

'cause I smelled it first.

- Would a rolled-up newspaper

mean anything to you? - No. Why?

- [ Barking ]

- All right!Just wanted to smell it.

- [ Barking ]

- To make sure it was safe for people.

- I'm keeping my eye on you, pup.

- Yeah, well, I'm just gonna go, uh... mingle.

Hey, how are ya? Nice to see ya.!

Hey, nice shoes. I should know.

Hey ya, bud. Nice tie.

How're ya doin'?

You want me to show you

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Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson (born April 23, 1956) is an American novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer. She wrote the screenplays for Tim Burton's films Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Corpse Bride. She co-wrote the story for Edward Scissorhands and recently co-adapted a new stage version of the film with director and choreographer Matthew Bourne. Thompson also adapted the screenplay for the film version of Wicked Lovely, a bestselling fantasy series, in 2011, but the production was put into turnaround. more…

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