Firehouse Dog

2007

Firehouse Dog

Critics Consensus

Firehouse Dog's cute premise is ruined with endless fart and poop jokes, and an overlong run time.

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Rex, Hollywood's top-grossing canine, is known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. His perks package, rivaling that of any A-list celebrity, includes Kobe beef, a poodle harem, and a diamond collar. Rex's luck--and Hollywood high life--runs out while shooting a commercial. An aerial stunt goes awry, leading Rex's handlers to presume he's dead. But Rex is merely lost--alone, filthy and unrecognizable in an unfamiliar city. Chased by animal control, he takes refuge in grubby abandoned lofts, a far cry from his former luxurious lifestyle. Shane Fahey, a bright but rebellious 12-year-old, has exasperated his father Connor for the umpteenth time. A single parent and captain of the rundown inner city fire station known as Dogpatch, Connor is charged with inspiring the sad-sack company: veteran and firehouse cook Joe Musto, the super-fit and strong-willed mother hen Pepita "Pep" Clemente (Mayte Garcia), the exhausted family-man Lionel Bradford, and the calendar-worthy rookie Terence Kahn. The team is still coping with the recent loss of their former captain, Connor's brother. Shane is also troubled by his uncle's death, and he's been acting out by ditching school.

Cast

Josh Hutcherson
as Shane Fahey
Bruce Greenwood
as Connor Fahey
Bill Nunn
as Joe Musto
Steven Culp
as Zachary Hayden
Scotch Ellis Loring
as Lionel Bradford
Mayte Garcia
as Pepite `Pep' Clemente
Bree Turner
as Liz Knowles
Hannah Lochner
as Jasomine `J.J.' Presley
Claudette Mink
as Captain Jesse Presley
Shane Daly
as Burr Baldwin
Arwen
as Rexxx, Rexxx/Dewey the Dog
Dan Willmott
as Electrician
B.J. McQueen
as Tomato Truck Driver
Ramona Pringle
as Picnic Trophy Presenter
Magdalena Alexander
as Mayor's Executive Assistant
Michael Wood
as Crowd Member
Bob Koherr
as Marc Fahey
Teddy Sears
as Terence Kahn
Stryder
as Rexxx/Dewey the Dog, Rexxx
Kathryn Haggis
as Mrs. Renzi
Randy Triggs
as Captain Marc Fahey
Carl Barlow
as Animal Control Officer
Eric Weinthal
as City Official
Dorly Jean-Louis
as Lionel's Wife Tia
Diavion Henningham
as Lionel's Son No. 1
Djano Henningham
as Lionel's Son No. 2
Joseph Adam
as Ceremony Reporter
Joanna Bennett
as Ceremony Reporter
Sevag Sagherian
as Trey's Lino Driver
Dave Grimshaw
as Crowd Member
Sean Lally
as Crowd Member
Isaac Otan
as Crowd Member
Matt Cooke
as Corbin Sellars
Katie Finneran
as Felicity Hqammer
Stephen Culp
as Zachary Hayden
Dan Duran
as Dapper Host
Steven Cartwright
as Neu Hotel Doorman
Aaron Abrams
as Policeman at Bridge
James Arnold
as TV Field Reporter
Jeffrey R. Smith
as Parachute Prop Guy
Zoé Mugford
as Perky Co-Host
Dash Mihok
as Trey Falcon
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Critic Reviews for Firehouse Dog

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (31) | Rotten (51)

  • The all sub-plot story is a veritable self-help manual for tweenies-a sort of Se7en for ages seven-and-up-with greed, pride, sloth and envy bested by humility, team work and fair play.

    Jul 20, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Take the kids and have a nap in the dull bits.

    Jul 20, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • It may sound like cute family entertainment, but the dog's no good - he's unappealing and looks depressed.

    Jul 20, 2007 | Full Review…
  • I myself growled and whimpered like an abused canine after a couple of hours of this sub-Lassie silliness, though the film threw me the occasional choc-drop in the form of a gag.

    Jul 20, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Todd Holland's film manipulates the prickly issues with scant regard for emotional credibility. The sentimentality is ghastly, but Rex has his moments.

    Jul 20, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Welcome emotional gravity.

    Jul 20, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Neil Smith

    BBC.com
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Firehouse Dog

  • Feb 15, 2010
    lol seriously don't understand why many described this as lousy and embarassing, stupid and childish. Childish? "We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up. ~Christopher Morley." Now on-topic. This is the best family/adventure/comedy film i've watched in months. The schnauzer is a wonderful dog that i love, very smart and slick, full of energy, the best candidate for this part. The relationship between dog-child is important in a film and here it's sparkling. The story is typical and predictable of course but since when is that an issue?... The actors look like they had a good time making this film and usually that leads to success. Good clean fun, i enjoyed after having diet of action packed, sci-fi films. Enjoy!
    Ovi G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2010
    I remember this being a pretty good movie, but what I remember most about it is since I saw it, I call burps "mouth farts." LOL! Major brownie points and props for that!
    Jason O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2009
    Im not going to lie and big this movie up, its nothing special but I was only looking for something a bit stupid and lighthearted and I got what I was looking for, there are funny moments but your sides are far from splitting. The under lying story was quite good but there were some really stupid moments which were sometimes funny cause they were so unrealistic.
    Nikki M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2007
    It may not set the box office on fire, but this canine caper is more agreeable than your average underdog tale.
    Roy G Super Reviewer

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