The Stray

Synopsis: The story of how a stray dog, Pluto, comes out of nowhere and impacts the Davis family, who are struggling in many ways. In just a short time, Pluto the Wonderdog manages to save a toddler,...
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Mitch Davis
Production: Pure Flix Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min



"The Ants Go Marching."

[man, boys] The ants

go marching One by one

Hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching

One by one

- [dog barking]

- [singing continues]

And we all go

Marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain


The ants go marching

Two by two

Hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching

Two by two

The little one stops

To take a poo

Take a poo

And they all go marching


"Would I? Would I?"

And Ozzy said,

"Fat legs! Fat legs!"

- [boys laughing]

- [mock laughter]

Hey, guys.

I think we better make camp here tonight.

We'll find the lake tomorrow.

Okay, guys, come on.

Come on. Come on.

Come on, Pluto!


Who's down

for some hot chocolate?

- I am!

- Me too.

- Sounds good.

- All right.

[man] Okay.

- Okay.

- [parking brake sets]

[engine off]


Absolutely, Jeffrey.

I'll get it for you

first thing in the morning.

00 a.m.? Sure.

And I'll copy Michael,

Ricardo, and David.

Anything else?

- Thanks for the opportunity.

- Daddy!

- Daddy!

- Oh! Rachel!

- [baby crying]

- Sorry, Daddy.

Rachel, honey, you have to go to bed.

You have preschool tomorrow.

- Go.

- Yes, Mommy.

- Good night, Daddy.

- Good night, Rachel.

- Sorry, I, uh...

- Welcome home.

Yeah, thanks.

Let's, uh,

try that again.

- [baby fussing]

- Better.

- [sighs]

- [baby crying]

Hey, Dad.

Hey, Son.

What are you

still doing awake?

Mom told me

I could wait up for you.

I'm gonna play Little League

this year and, well...

I was wondering if...

you could help me

learn how to throw a baseball.


[baby continues


You know what, Son?

Do you think you could have

your mom help you with it?

Just because

I'm so busy with work.

You know, all my scripts

and the office...



"Exterior. Mars."

Twinkle, twinkle

Little star

- How I wonder What you are

- [laughing]

- [singing continues]

- Okay, Christian, I gave you extra fruit snacks.

But I don't wanna

go to school.

It's like Gilligan's Island

on Mars.

It's ridiculous. It's got

the Skipper and everything.

You gotta go. You're

gonna miss the bus.

Well, no.

No Ginger.

- I wanna stay home with you.

- I know you do, honey.

But you gotta go.

You have to go to school.

- No, that's actually my daughter.

- Like a diamond in the sky

Uh, no,

I have three children.

How I wonder

What you are

Hey, uh, Jeffrey,

I-I'm sort of losing you.

Are you there? I...

Hello, Jeffrey. Can you hear me?



You tricked him.

Hey, Son!


Hey, don't let the bas... Don't let

the you-know-whats get you down.

I won't, Dad.

- And they're all you-know-whats!

- I know, Dad.

It sucks to grow up.

[baby crying]

You're tellin' me.

- Bye!

- Good-bye!

- Bye, Daddy!

- Bye.

- Hey, hon, I've been thinking.

- Uh-oh.

About what we could do for

Christian, and for all of us.

I think we should get a dog.

Yeah! A puppy!

- Are you serious?

- Yeah.

It's a playmate for Christian,

a watchdog for you.

Oh, so you can work nights

and not feel guilty?

No, it's not about me.

It's about all of us.

Say yes, Mommy.

Yes to the puppy.

Okay, I tell you what. If a stray dog

shows up here, I'll think about it.

But no way am I going out

on purpose and getting a dog.

- You married me on purpose.

- Exactly.

- I want a dog, Daddy.

- Then pray for a stray, Rachel.

Pray for a stray.

- Dear God, please send us...

- Rachel!

Yes, Mommy?

I think God has better things

to do than get you a dog.

- Like what?

- [sighs]

[horns honking]

Okay, come on, everybody.

Let's work together.


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Mitch Davis

Mitch Davis is a film director noted for his 2001 film The Other Side of Heaven about the trials and adventures of an LDS Missionary, John H. Groberg.Davis is a Latter-day Saint and received a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University in 1982.He earned his master’s in film production from the University of Southern California. While working on his graduate degree, he worked as a creative executive at Disney and worked on Dead Poet’s Society (1989), White Fang (1991), The Rocketeer (1991), and Newsies (1992). He then worked as vice-president of development at Columbia’s Cash and Epps Entertainment production company. Davis wrote the Disney Channel film Windrunner (1994), which he was originally slated to direct, but was replaced in that role. After The Other Side of Heaven, he wrote and directed the romance A House Divided, a modern-day tale of Jewish man's undying love for a Palestinian woman in Israel. His 2015 feature, Christmas Eve, was an ensemble piece in the vein of Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. His Christian family film The Stray, based on his own experiences, opened Oct. 6, 2017. more…

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