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Air Bud (Special Edition) (1997)

Michael Jeter , Kevin Zegers , Charles Martin Smith  |  PG |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers
  • Directors: Charles Martin Smith
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001LRK88U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,207 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Product Description

Buddy, the sensational real-life hoop hound with 22,000 career baskets under his collar, stars in this hilarious and touching Disney comedy critics cheered as irresistible family entertainment! When Josh Framm, a 12-year-old boy, finds himself in a new city with no friends, he's too shy to try out for the basketball team. However, while practicing, he meets Buddy, a runaway golden retriever, who surprises him with his ability to score baskets. Josh and Buddy eventually make the school team, and the dog's extraordinary talents spark a media frenzy one that attracts Buddy's greedy former owner (Evening Shade s Michael Jeter), who wants to cash in on the dog's notoriety. Boy and dog must keep one step ahead of the brute while at the same time rallying their school team to the state finals! Get ready to be delighted, moved and amazed by Air Bud, a timeless Disney favorite. Bonus features include Dog U Commentary With The Buddies, the Buddies Dish About The Story That Started It All, Original Theatrical Trailer

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable! December 3, 2002
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
This movie is a wonderful addition to our family viewing library. It is an absolutely clean, safe, and totally enjoyable movie for the entire family, even the youngest members. My grandchildren and my husband and I have had a blast watching it together and the kids ask to see it over and over again. I highly recommend this as a fine family movie!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This movie is absolutly WONDERFUL!I highly reccomend it to anybody who likes dogs,sports,happy endings,and funny movies!

A boy named Josh moves to a new town entitled Ferfield and does not have any friends at school or anywhere until he meets a lost dog which he names Buddy and he surprisingly discovers that this dog is a Basketball champ!I mean,imagine a dog playing Basketball!Thats pretty much the funny part about this movie!Josh is very happy that he is know friends with this amazing dog because Budddy is his one and only friend in the town so far and he has lot`s of fun playing Basketball with Buddy!I will not tell you anymore because I do not want to spoil the fun parts but I will tell you two more things!

1.If you like this movie,don`t forget to see,Air Bud:Golden Reciever,Air Bud:World Pup,Air Bud Spikes Back,and Air Bud:Seventh Inning Fetch,which are great sequals to this film!

and finaly,here is the last thing I want to tell you!

2.SEE THIS MOVIE!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a beauyiful dog movie April 19, 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Anyone who is an animal lover should see this movie. And anyone who is not an animal lover has got to love Buddy the dog. Because he is one of the most beautiful dogs I've ever seen. The movie also has great values and it is a fine christian movie. Anyone who does not agree with me that Buddy is adorable should get there head examined. I love goldens! especially Buddy and this movie is awesome!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Air Bud The Review July 1, 2005
Format:DVD
The Movie that started an empire of B movies. See this movie, and you have seen all the air bud movies. But hey, its a golden retriever that can play basket ball... soccer.. football... brain surgery. These are fun and light hearted and worth it all. Mutt dog befriends moppy kid and show kid the light. If any thing, the brooding of the kids in these series gets tedious, but otherwise, its worth the price of admission.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun exciting "Boy and his Dog" adventure! July 15, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
"Air Bud" was a wonderful movie, it had plenty of action, tender moments, suspense, laughs.. everything you want in a family movie. The only reason I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 was because of the use of profanity in a couple of places. I felt that was unnecessary.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
It is the quest of any connoisseur and lover of film to find the perfect movie, the holy grail, the light at the end of that maddeningly long tunnel. That film is Air Bud. I'd say a film like this comes along once in a decade, but that would be severely understating the sublimity of what has been captured here. This is not even the film of a lifetime, this is a film that will live on through the ages, passed down to children, and used by aliens to capsulate the only good to ever come out of human kind. What we have here is a story as old as time itself: a boy, his dog, his dog's ability to play basketball. The trials we all face when our basketball playing dog gets taken away by a clown. The triumph of winning our dog back in a custody battle paid for by taxpayers. Like all great films, Air Bud asks more questions than it gives answers. Why are all clowns horrible? Why can't my stupid dumb dog play basketball? How stupid would the coach guy have looked if they had lost the final game? It's these questions that can haunt a man, make him leave his wife and four children to go on a spirit quest in the deserts of Nevada with an Indian guide. But it is also these questions that invigorate life, let us know we don't know everything, and that maybe we shouldn't. Maybe we should just watch a dog snout a basketball through a hoop.

A film as nuanced as this is greatly aided by the audio commentary: so much I missed is touched upon by Buddy and his puppies, I feel I truly understand the full scope of Charles Martin Smith's vision. I applaud their ability to resurrect Buddy, now fifteen years dead, to drag his carrion carcass in front of a microphone to provide insight from beyond the grave.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GRAND, FUNNY MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! June 24, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
This movie is a VERY good movie!!!!

I LOVE how this dog can play Basketball! It start's when a young boy named Josh and his mom and sister move to a town. Josh's dad died and Josh has been sad after. At the same time a Golden Retriever breaks free from a man who beats the dog. When the dog finds Josh the dog brings happieness back to Josh. Josh names the dog Buddy and keeps him as a friend. When Buddy soon shows Josh that he is a GREAT basketball player Josh soon enters Buddy and himself into the team. When Buddy's owner finds out what Buddy can do the man trys to get the dog back! Watch as a Golden Retriever plays Basketball and as Josh will stop at nothing to save the dog from more abuse.

Do buy Air Bud!

The acting is GREAT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable July 25, 2009
Format:DVD
I am not a big movie watcher but even I enjoyed sitting with my kids and watching this.
It was well worth the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Winner with the Grandsons
My grandkids love this series; but they are my grandsons favorites. We're working our way through them all, much to their delight. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Cynthia Middleton
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Family Movie!
My son bought the whole series a couple years ago. Last night, I sat down and watched this first movie. It was sweet. It's about a boy and his dog (isn't it always? Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Air Bud
Love this series. Great for young and old alike. Great family entertainment. We will be sharing it with our great grand- children.
Published 2 months ago by Dawn Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
I have enjoyed this product and use it every chance I get. I will continue to use it every chance I get.
Published 2 months ago by TERESA D DUNCAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Son Loved the movie!
Autistic son loved the dog chain that came with the movie. He keeps watching it over and over again. He likes it.
Published 3 months ago by Do You Know Him
2.0 out of 5 stars forgettable movie
Don't want to spend a lot of time on this one. No extra words to devote to this movie today
Published 3 months ago by Robert Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivered quickly, my sister's children loved it.
Great value. The first in a series is usually the best, as is true with Air Bud. My sister raises Golden Retrievers, so I though her children would like to see this movie.
Published 7 months ago by M. Stringer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected.
Did not come as expected. I did not see listed that the dvd was only in a slip case and not in a real dvd box. The dvd works fine, but disappointed it's not in a real case.
Published 7 months ago by Kristen S. Rasmussen
5.0 out of 5 stars Air Bud (VHS)
Just as advertised. Shows like a brand new movie. Enjoyed watching this movie all over again. I give this movie 5 Stars.
Published 8 months ago by Gwinuette Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Movie!
This movie has been a fsvorite since i was just a little kid. I really enjoy this movie even now as an adult. Good family movie. :)
Published 8 months ago by Cjmm420
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The dog's name was actually Buddy, as in the film. And he had to have his leg amputated, and then later died of cancer. Pretty sad :( RIP Buddy.
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