The Karate Dog
Sent to investigate a murder in Chinatown, LAPD computer expert Peter Fowler (Simon Rex) is dismayed to discover that the only witness is the dead man's dog. But Cho Cho (voiced by Chevy Chase) is no ordinary mutt -- not only can he talk to people, but he's a butt-kicking kung fu expert. Together, Fowler and Cho Cho hunt for the killer, proving once and for all that a dog is man's best friend.
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- Bob Clark
- This movie is
PGMartial arts action/violence and some suggestive content
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this TV movie has a few scenes of actual, people-on-people violence, including the beginning, when Karate Dog's master is killed by masked assassins, and one scene in which Karate Dog is wrestled away to the pound by a gratuitous animal control officer. When Karate Dog is fighting, the scenes look more like a video game than anything else and are less frightening -- but no less violent. There's also mild sexual innuendo, mostly among the dogs, of a sort that might be difficult to explain to young kids.
- Sexual Content
- Mild innuendo, mostly among talking dogs.
- A murder, a rough dog-catching scene, and far less karate than you'd expect. Karate scenes including Karate Dog look more like a video game than anything else, but are still violent.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- The hero and his girl are portrayed as the only hard-working cops on the force, with the rest lazy creeps who kowtow to anyone with money.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The bad guy is taking a "formula" that makes him younger, stronger, faster ... and crazier.
- 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