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  • NR
  • 1h 23m
  • 2012
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Fur and fun are in the air in this charming adventure about a Jack Russell Terrier who knows how to sit and fetch… and also talk and use the computer. Comedian Billy Connolly (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) is the voice of PC, a four-legged techie whose brilliant owner has just discovered the secret location of a million dollars. PC is given the information for safekeeping, but it’s a dog-eat-dog world, and the brainy canine soon finds himself on the run from an evil hacker and teaming up with a duo of neighborhood kids. Filled with howling good times, the whole family will give a high-five to Paws!
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Common Sense Says
Silly talking dog movie with some violence, serious themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Paws is a 1997 Australian talking dog movie with a ludicrous premise and some mostly comic violence. A boy getting bitten in the ankle by a vicious dog; a man is killed by being shoved over a railing in a stairwell; and a dog is hit by a car, but ends up unharmed. Also, a tween boy tells his stepfather, "Go to hell." For younger viewers, the content issues and the complications in the storyline will make this tough to watch, no matter how cute or funny they may think the talking dog is. Older viewers will probably snicker at the mid-90's computer technology.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:April 3, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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