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Homeward Bound Ii: Lost In San Francisco 1996 G CC

4.5 out of 5 stars (96) IMDb 5.9/10

Three lost pets must navigate through San Francisco to get back home.

Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Sally Field
Runtime:
1 hour, 28 minutes

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Genres Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director David R. Ellis
Starring Michael J. Fox, Sally Field
Supporting actors Ralph Waite, Al Michaels, Tommy Lasorda, Bob Uecker, Tress MacNeille, Jon Polito, Adam Goldberg, Sinbad, Carla Gugino, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ross Malinger, Michael Bell, Veronica Lauren, Kevin Chevalia, Robert Hays, Kim Greist, Benj Thall
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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I loved the video. it was great, not as warm as HB1 but still good. Chance as usual not willing to follow orders and stay in his traveling box to Canada, runs out of the plane, forcing Sassie and Shadow to chase after him. They all wind up in San Francisco. They get rescued by some feral dogs from a couple of mean dogs. Chance falls in love with a dog. 2 dirtylooking mean guys roam around in a red truck catching animals until near the end when the ferals and the trio swamp them. One funny scene had Chance trapped in the red van with other dogs and Sassie on the outside telling him to admit "Cats Rule" in order to be freed. There was a scene where the 2 guys accidentally throw a cigarette at a house which causes a fire and so Shadow goes in to save a little boy and Sassie goes in to save the boy's kitten--this is the same boy that Sassie had tried to beg some food from earlier but Chance had ruined her chances by showing up. funny. It was a really funny, nice, fast video. Shadow as usual was his old and wise self.
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A Kid's Review on September 11, 2005
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this is one of the best films I have seen yet.

As you already know is is the second movie of the homeward bound series starring all the same charactors sassy, chance and shaddow in this movie the family are going on a trip over seas. But this time their taking the animals, but after chance and his owner Jamie have a fight during a baseball game chance thinks that jamies sending him away back to the pound when hes really just going into his cage in the plane. So he escapes leaving shadow and sassy to follow him they get lost in san francisco trying to find their way home with dog catchers and dog gangs all around will they get home in time youll just have wait and see

from Blake Laurie of new zealand auckland
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While watching the first Homeward Bound film, I was impressed by its cinematic ability to conjure up an emotional viewer response from not only children, but also adults as well. Almost everyone can relate to losing a beloved pet, so that theme was able to deeply resonate with any set of eyeballs. Unfortunately, this second effort, "Lost In San Francisco", fails to do likewise on a variety of different counts.

First, the plot is a complete rip-off of the original. The two dogs (Shadow and Chance) and one feline (Sassy) once again are accidentally separated from their familial owners and "decide" (since this IS a film about talking animals!) to set out to find them; this time on the streets of San Francisco. Essentially, all the same basic jokes and sight gags are repeated and the main "characters" aren't really developed any more than the first try. A few new animals are thrown into the mix, but few really stand out as being all that interesting or important to the overall character development.

Also, the themes in this film are a bit shadier than the much more traditionally-Disney HB1. The concept of racism (with some dogs speaking jive) and even subtle hints towards sexuality (a lone cat feeling uncomfortable among dogs, Chance developing a romantic relationship, etc.) only serve to water down a film franchise which, at its best, was always dangerously closing to crossing over the "weepy cheeseball" line. Though those themes will go right over the heads of most youngsters, these films are also made to at least keep adults paying attention and somewhat enthused, but these darker topics makes the message seem both cliched and preachy.
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I bought this CD based on the reviews that were posted here and on how much my family loved the first movie, HBI, but I cannot figure out how people like this movie about the same as the first one (average 4 1/2 stars).
HBII is loaded with politically correct themes. The female animals are naturally smarter and stronger than the male ones. Some dogs "speak" ebonics and they, of course, are the "good guys" whereas those that speak "white" (but with a NJ, Philly or NY accent) are naturally the "bad guys".
There are slight departures from political correctness in this movie in that it has no trouble with poking fun of the stuttering dog character (which is made fun of by one of the ebonics-speaking dogs in the movie); same goes for the "hillbilly" dog and the french poodle character (a stereotype you can probably imagine).
This movie is also alot more violent than the first. In HBII you have snarling dogs, a burning building (with a child trapped inside), dogs biting humans (the bad white humans of course), dogs fighting dogs, children bullying other children, children being mean to dogs, gangster dogs wanting to "get" Sassie the cat (the language used was: "you know what I want" and "She's mine").
In HBII you see Chance abandoning Shadow and Sassie when the gangster dogs attack them, leaving Shadow to fight it out alone. Chance also is not as spirited as in the first movie - he is too busy "falling in love", getting rejected, and then getting back together with a dog. Just who is this movie targeted for?
The whole movie has a mean-spiritedness that is missing from the first movie. You also hear alot less of the music that was so great in HBI.
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