Air Bud

(1997)

Overview

A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.

  1. Aaron Mendelsohn

    Writer

  2. Paul Tamasy

    Writer

  3. Charles Martin Smith

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kevin Zegers

    Kevin Zegers

    Josh Framm

  2. Wendy Makkena

    Wendy Makkena

    Jackie Framm

  3. Michael Jeter

    Michael Jeter

    Norm Snively

  4. Bill Cobbs

    Bill Cobbs

    Arthur Chaney

  5. Brendan Fletcher

    Brendan Fletcher

    Larry Willingham

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Air Bud
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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 1, 1997
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $23,144,499.00

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