Air Bud | Full Movie

Air Bud
  • PG
  • 1h 38m
  • 1997
Rotten45%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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Buddy, the sensational real-life hoop hound with 22,000 career baskets under his collar, stars in this hilarious and touching movie. 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 (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!

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USA Today
Mike Clark
Rotten

Dull but harmless.

June 16, 2017
Detroit News
Susan Stark
Fresh

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Air Bud, though mostly lighthearted, does show a child dealing with his father's death. It also depicts abuse -- both animal abuse and the physical abuse of a boy by his coach -- although it makes it clear that both are wrong, and both perpetrators are punished. There's a little bit of drinking, as well as language along the lines of "sucks" and "hell." But the value of teamwork is stressed, as is the responsibility and care required to take care of a dog. That said, if you don't have a dog already, be prepared for your kids to want one.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Adventure, Comedy, Kids, Family, Franchise
  • Release Date:August 1, 1997
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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