Dogpound Shuffle

Film, Comedy
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

Time Out says

In Vancouver, rasping Irish bum (Moody) loses his little old terrier Spot, and can't fork up the thirty dollars to get the mutt out of the dog-pound, but eventually raises the money in a rather enchanting way. Despite this gooey storyline, the movie has a good bit of guts, and the director/producer/writer shows a nice talent for wittily depicting life's seamier side: there's a brief moment in a rock-bottom café where Moody digs into a cesspit masquerading as a bowl of soup, and a hearty off-screen cougher turns out to be the cook; scenes in the dog-pound bristle with well-modulated violence and general unpleasantness. Moody's acting is agreeably restrained, as is the dog's.

Details

Release details

Duration:
97 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jeffery Bloom
Screenwriter:
Jeffery Bloom
Cast:
Ron Moody
David Soul
Pamela McMyler
Ray Stricklyn
Raymond Sutton
Robert Ruth

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5 out of 5 stars
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A Must See-have been looking for this movie since the 70's

Heartwarming characters - a great feel good movie.The movie will get you thinking about how we all need someone or something to care about.Ron moody is perfectly cast as a throw away relic of the past and David Soul plays the naive innocent young kid,a little punch drunk but fiercly loyal to his new friend much like a dog to his owner.Excellant acting even  the cute terrier! A great film for families.Discussion should follow viewing with your kids to endow them with insight in to human relationships & pet relationships-This movie can be seen anytime on David Soul.com web site