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Karate Dog 2004

PG CC
3.8 out of 5 stars (24) IMDb 2.8/10

Cho Cho, a wisecracking canine, partners with a bumbling computer-geek detective to solve his Zen master's murder and save the world from a biochemical maniac. Cho Cho is the only dog in the world who can speak to humans... not only that, Cho Cho is an expert in martial arts. These unusual partners uncover a dangerous conspiracy which puts both of their lives in danger.

Starring:
Jon Voight, Simon Rex
Runtime:
1 hour, 23 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Bob Clark
Starring Jon Voight, Simon Rex
Supporting actors Jaime Pressly, Pat Morita, Thomas Kretschmann, Ron Lester, Bonnie Paul, Nicollette Sheridan, Lori Petty, Garry Chalk, Diego Wallraff, Bill Croft, Ed Anders, Candace Churchill, Dagmar Midcap, Linda Porter, Kirsten Robek, Brian Tonomura, Phil Chiu, Don Lew
Studio Screen Media
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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By Michael Butts HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 12, 2006
Format: DVD
Alrhough filled with familiar cliches, characters and special effects, THE KARATE DOG should provide an entertaining ninety minutes of family entertainment. Simon Rex (the last two SCARY MOVIES) stars as a computer savvy policeman who finds himself in possession of a talking karate dog (voiced by Chevy Chase). Together they plan to solve the murder of the dog's beloved owner (the late Pat Morita) at the hands of corporate mogul Jon Voight (deliciously hammy). All this while falling in love with fellow officer Jaime Pressly.

The jokes are not tremendously funny but the movie's so warm-spirited and all the dogs and cats as cute as can be, so forget the plot and just enjoy the merriment.
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Wow. This movie was just.... wonderful.
This movie basically takes EVERY SINGLE GENRE AND MOVIE CONCEPT and says "Three movies? Two movies? No, this is CLEARLY a one movie concept."
If you ever thought "Why can't they make a Sci-fi, buddy comedy, cop drama, cheesy romance, pun dump, action, talking dog movie?" this is the thing for you.
This movie starred a talking karate dog, a geeky cop with a talking robot computer, a 70 YEAR OLD WEABOO, and some blonde chick who wasn't all that attractive.
It begins with an old Japanese man crawling out of a space station looking place with a tube of glowing green stuff, then going back to his super traditional Japanese-style house with his talking dog. So, pretty much no explanation needed there. Then he gets beaten to death by ninjas. The dog, distraught, calls 911. They send everything but an ambulance and wheel the guy out, dead, and his face uncovered. (not scary for kids probably). Then, a techy cop guy comes in with a talking computer and says they shouldn't jump to conclusions about the murder. The dog likes that so he follows the dude back to his apartment and (after lots of kitchy dog comedy) they join forces to stop the killer.
There is so much going on in this movie. It's like four movies for the price of one. Much value, wow.
There's, in addition to all that, dog racing, weird future drugs, a scene where the dog does that talking into a microphone to help his bro out on a date thing, dog catchers, computer explosions, high-tech barns (yep, barns), and doggie house parties.
This movie was so bad, it was more hilarious than intended. Five stars.
10/10 would watch a dog sing at a luau again.
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Yeah, I know, Karate Dog is a really cute pooch. Who wouldn't be fooled into thinking this was a great movie? Well, don't waste your time with it. Like this is a dog, Karate Dog, and Karate Dog does Karate, but he does it like a human! As if! Anyone with a dog knows that's not going to happen. Dogs have certain kinds of dog bodies and just can't move that way. Still, it's hard for me to say the CGI dog doing karate was worse than the dog speaking English, although it was very bad. Dogs don't speak English and everyone knows it's because they don't have to. I can't help comparing this movie to one of the all time great movies, Bingo. Now that was a dog! They didn't need to make Bingo speak English or any other stupid things because Bingo was cool. I really was expecting Karate Dog to be cool, too. It wasn't. FML.
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i couldn,t play it in my blue ray dvd player,and i want to send it back its in french,and i send a email to amazon and want to exchange it for an english copy which i can play in my blue ray dvd player.unless you know something about this karate dog in french i don,t know.or maybe i,m doing something wrong,because it won,t play and its in french,i have had a good history with amazon.can you help me exchange it.or maybe it can play on my dvd ut i,m doing something wrong either email me or call me i would like to resolve this for my childrens sake .and because i,v never had a problem with amazon up until now. thanks rc 718-497-6617
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This movie is funny for a dog doing Karate and for Cho Cho's immitation of the Big Bopper. It turns dramatically sad very fast. Being the animal lover I am, it made me angry to see the evil scientist give the dogs that nasty Lot 99. If he wanted to take himself out, fine. But not the precious animals. I would have been twice as mad if it were the cats. It ended cute, but if one gets upset easily I suggest avoiding this one.
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I have to admit I'm a sucker for movies with dogs in them,since I am a true dog lover. I found Karate Dog to be just adorable. When the movie first starts Cho Cho's (Karate dog) master is murdered, and we learn that Cho Cho can talk. Yes, it is a tad sad when the master dies, but it gets better fast. When the police arrive, in comes LAPD computer expert Peter, who is not respected by his peers. Cho Cho was told to talk to only the one who seeks the truth, and Peter did. He follows him home, reveals himself to him and after Peter gets over the shock they become partners in solving his masters murder. This is where all the action begins.

This really is a very cute story that you would be happy to sit and share with your children. It has adventure, humor and a good storyline and believe me the ending is priceless. We giggled through this one, and I believe you will too. Well worth a night or a saturday afternoon. Enjoy!
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