A former soccer player adopts an orphaned boy, looking forward to teaching him the game. But when the kid doesn't take to soccer, Dad soon finds someone else who does: a stray dog who shows up out of nowhere. Soon, the talented mutt is helping the local team win, and other families decide to test their pets' sporting abilities. Olivia d'Abo, James Marshall, Jeremy Foley and Billy Drago star in this fun family flick.
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Soccer Dog's premise is the story of an orphan who grows up and adopts a boy, wishing to instill in him his love of a sport. There's a questionable scene where a parent gives his son a pill to administer unknowingly to another kid to purposely make him sick, which is done successfully and without consequence. Minor insulting language is used on occasion, such as calling a stray dog a "stupid mutt." There's also some sustained peril and a scene where two men brawl briefly over a dog (who is discovered tied up with a noose) but no one is injured.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Soccer Dog has some sustained peril with a menacing criminal dog catcher who is constantly on the prowl to take back a stray who has finally found a home. Otherwise, two men brawl briefly over a dog (who is discovered tied up with a noose) but no one is injured.
- Minor insulting language is used on occasion, such as calling a stray dog a "stupid mutt."
- Social Behavior
- Soccer Dog espouses positive messages about team sports, family connections, and giving people the space to sort out difficult feelings.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- In one scene, a man gives a kid a mysterious pill to give secretly to a player on his soccer team to take him out of the game, which he does. This is shown without consequence.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it