The Shaggy Dog

Synopsis: A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.
Director(s): Brian Robbins
Production: Buena Vista
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

[Dog barking]

[Goats braying]

[Helicopter whirring]

This is our target.

He's to be captured, not harmed.

Which man is it?

We're after the canine.

His name is Khyi Yag Po.

"Dog of Ageless Wonder."

Uh, sir, this picture's 80 years old.

Everybody in it is dead.

Not everyone.

[Monks chanting]



[Speaks in Tibetan]

[Chicken squawks]


[Man] "Misguided youth. Your Honor..."

That sounds so pompous.

What's another word for misguided?

Misguided... It's too on the money.



Hey, Baxter!

Why is it that my yard

is that mutt's outhouse?

Uhh, FYI, calling Attila a mutt

is like referring to my Porsche Carrera

as a Buick Skylark.

Hey, look, whatever kind of car

your dog is,

I'd appreciate it if he wasn't

whizzin' on my shrubs.

You know what your problem is,

Dave. You hate dogs.

No, I do not hate dogs. I dislike dogs.

I hate that dog. Now get outta here!

Stop that. You did not

hear that, did you?

You did not hear that.

Are you OK? Baby?

Forrester got himself

in the newspaper.

- [chanting on TV] No more testing!

- And all over the TV.

[Reporter] The trial

of Justin Forrester,

a local schoolteacher

accused of arson

- in a fire at Grant & Strictland.

- Great.

Ya just can't burn a building down,

because you think they're

puttin' makeup on bunnies.

You're going to Josh's

parent-teacher conference, right?

- Josh!

- What?

Josh's parent-teacher thing?

Four o'clock?

[Woman] You said

you'd take care of it.

[Sighs] Honey, I...

I'm starting a trial today.

Ken Hollister's stepping down.

Don't you want me to be the next DA?

Dave, you never make these things.

All right. I'll take him.

Look, you know what?

Let me say, once...

Once I get through all this stuff,

why don't I take you to Oahu?

You know that way that

you always say "Oahu,"

and you think it's so cute?

It really just reminds me of how many

times you've canceled that trip.

- [Boy] Hey, Dad.

- Hey, good mornin', Josh.

- How's football goin'?

- Awesome. I'm playin' tailback.

Just like your old man.

Well, I can't wait.

When can I come down

and watch you play?

Oh, um, you know,

the games don't start for a while.

- Really?

- Yeah.

[Dave] Mornin'.

Hey, take the T-shirt off.

Why? Did you drop the charges?

You know, this might be hard

for you to understand, sweetie,

but your social studies teacher,

the Torch, is a criminal.

What's hard to believe is that my father

is defending a puppy-murderer.

Who're you gonna put in jail next?


Well, the way she cooks,

I should put her in jail.

Here's your... here's your buddy,

your hero, your social studies teacher.

This guy lit a lab on fire,

and he coulda killed a lot of people.

But he says he's innocent,

and I believe him.

A criminal who thinks he's innocent.

What a concept.

- [Car horn honks]

- That's Trey. Josh, you want a ride?

In Trey's car? Yeah.

Thanks. Here you go.

- Bye.

- Bye.

[Chewing] Bye.

[Dave] Oh, nice shirt.

If I was puttin' your physics teacher

in jail, you'd be thrilled.

[Door closes]

Justin Forrester is a passionate

advocate of animal rights.

And I respect that.

But this case

is not about animal rights.

This case is about

whether the defendant

criminally trespassed

on Grant & Strictland property

and set a fire

that caused over $300,000

worth of damage.

[Dave] He broke into a company

that's dedicated to good.

From their organic pet foods

and shampoos

to their life-saving medicines.

Created by them to help

people like you and me

fight heart disease, arthritis,

diabetes, obesity.

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Cormac Wibberley

Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley (also known as The Wibberleys) are an American husband and wife screenwriting team. They have been writing together since 1991, and made their first screenplay sale in 1993. more…

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