Synopsis: The dog everyone loves now leaps into the '90s in this all-new exciting, updated version of Lassie! Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for everyone, especially Matt, who feels lost and alone in his new surroundings. Fortunately, the Turners are helped by a homeless collie who becomes part of their lives - and Matt does a lot of growing up as a result of the dog's unflinching loyalty. Watch the extraordinary collie protect Matt from a snarling wolf, rescue him from a raging waterfall or just nuzzle up for affection, and you'll know Lassie is more than a story of a boy and his dog - it's the story of a boy and the most remarkable dog in the world!
Genre: Adventure, Family
Director(s): Daniel Petrie
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Lassie, come home!

All right, folks, it's moving day.

- I told you not to watch this crap.

- I like "Lassie".


You'll thank me when you're older.

Jennifer! Breakfast, honey.

You better hurry.

- Oh, I'm sorry.

- I'm fine!

Matt! 2.30! We're going!

Steve, did you load

that brown suitcase?

It's under four suitcases.

- I put Jennifer's books in it for the trip.

- Why would you do that?

I'm sorry.


- Last minute jitters.

- Me, too.

- Does this move make sense?

- Yes.

We're going to be living in the house

where Anne grew up.

I can handle that...

...I think.

Jennifer, how many kids

are there in the world?

- I don't know.

- Billions, OK?

- A quarter of those are kids, right?

- Yeah.

Well, that means...

...250 million kids

at about three presents a kid.

That means 750 million presents,

in one night, with one guy

and eight reindeer.

- Dad!

- What's going on?

- Nothing... The guy is a hoax.

- Mom!

Her name is Laura.

We've got a long drive

ahead of us, girl.

Matt, what do you say

we stop and get something to eat?

Hey, Matt!

- Matt!

- Look out!

What a mess!

I got it, here we go.

All right, people, back in your cars.

All right, load up.

Looks like we're moving.

Hey, Matt, look! It's Lassie!

Jennifer, there's no such thing.

First Santa Claus, now...

- Holy cow!

- See, I told you. It is Lassie!

- Jennifer...

- It's Lassie, Dad.

- Jennifer, don't touch a strange dog.

- It's hurt.

- Jen, he'll be fine. Come on.

- It's a she!

- Come on!

- We can't just leave her here.

- Steve...

- Honey, please!

She's all alone.

Matt, hop in.

Lumber's half-price, so the cost is

low, and there's no hassle for permits.

- Can I play the jukebox? I got money.

- No Paula Abdul or Janet Jackson.

- You're not going to eat that?

- I'm not hungry.

Then why did you order it?

- Look, it's Lassie, she's back!

- Jennifer, it's not Lassie.

- How do you know?

- Lassie doesn't exist.

Whatever doesn't exist

just followed us here.

- Can we keep her?

- Of course not.


It probably belongs to somebody,

and we're full enough as it is.

- There she is.

- How did you find us?

- Jen, be careful.

- See, she loves us.

She wants to be with us.

Sweetie, she doesn't really love us,

she just wants food.

- Kids are supposed to have dogs.

- Jennifer!

- It helps us grow up right.

- I think she's sweet.

- Honey, you too?

- It's weird enough as it is.

- Why not add a dog?

- Honey, come on!

- Why not?

- Please, Dad!

This is ridiculous.

Where would we put it?

How about the back seat?

Come on, let's take her.

Please, Dad!

- All right, the back seat.

- Yes!

Hey, Matt!

Hey, cut it out! Cut it out!

Get away from me.

I'm coming, I'm coming.

Move over.

- This dog stinks.

- Look who's talking!

I don't have fur!

Come here, Lassie.

Well, this is it.

- Franklin Falls.

- 148?

It's the country, pal.

There's room out here.

148? There's more people than that

in a supermarket.

- Matt!

- There's more people on a subway.

- You've never been on a subway.

- I know what they hold.

You took us to nowhere.

That's where we've moved to.

- Soon you'll like it here.

- I'll take the bus back to Baltimore.

- There's my grandkids!

- Grandpa!

- Hello, princess.

- I missed you, Grandpa.

I missed you, too, honey.

And how's my big fellow?

- Is that an earring you're wearing?

- Yeah.

- Hi, Len.

- Hello, Steve.

Len, I'd like you

to meet my wife, Laura.

- I'm glad to meet you, ma'am.

- It's a pleasure to finally meet you.

I can't tell you how good it is to have

these two youngsters back with me.

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Eric Knight

Eric Mowbray Knight (April 10, 1897 – January 15, 1943) was an English novelist and screenwriter, who is mainly known for his 1940 novel Lassie Come-Home, which introduced the fictional collie Lassie. He took American citizenship in 1942 shortly before his death. more…

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