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UNLEASH THE LAUGHS with this outrageous, over-the-edge comedy! When Bingo, a runaway circus dog who escapes the Big Top, saves the life of Chuckie, a young boy who's having trouble fitting in with his pals, the two quickly become best friends skateboarding, playing pinball and doing math homework together. But Chuckie's parents (Cindy Williams and David Rasche) discover the stowaway pooch, and make no bones about the fact that Bingo will not accompany them on their cross-country move. What follows is a heartwarming 1,000-mile adventure of puppy love and loyalty as Bingo and Chuckie encounter nutty characters and hilarious situations in their quest to be reunited. Dog catchers, kidnappers, hospitals, even prison, can't keep the two lovable misfits apart!
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Common Sense Says
Terrible, dull dog movie filled with iffy behavior.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bingo is a 1991 movie about a gifted dog who travels on paw from Denver to Green Bay to be reacquainted with his master. It's a painfully unfunny comedy filled with inappropriate behavior from both humans and dogs. Bingo escapes a circus as a woman shoots a rifle at him. The tween boy who adopts Bingo curses ("s--t"), gives his brother the middle finger, and looks at a pornographic magazine. Bad guys put a gun to Bingo's head and threaten to shoot. A father slips in dog excrement. A cook walks around his kitchen, where there are many caged dogs; he makes reference that the secret ingredient of his hot dogs is dog meat. For dog lovers (or animal lovers in general), there are so many questionable -- if not outright offensive -- moments that it's difficult to imagine how this movie was made.
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- Genre:Comedy, Family
- Release Date:August 9, 1991
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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