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A Dog's Purpose (2017)

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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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Bailey / Buddy / Tino / Ellie (voice)
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Teen Ethan (as KJ Apa)
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Grandpa Bill
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Maya
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Al
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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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Every dog happens for a reason.


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Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril | See all certifications »

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27 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La razón de estar contigo  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,222,810 (USA) (27 January 2017)

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$64,014,900 (USA) (14 April 2017)
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Bradley Cooper was originally slated to provide the voice of the titular dog; however, he was ultimately replaced with Josh Gad. See more »

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Ethan is shown reading captain America which was first published by Marvel comics in 1964 . And later a reference to the Cuban missile crisis which occurred in 1962. See more »

Quotes

Bailey: I had a purpose, I was needed again and again and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Beyond (2017) See more »

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Take On Me
Written by Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar
Performed by A-Ha
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Amazing Movie
24 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Despite what TMZ and PETA have lied about. This is an amazing movie. I saw an early screening of it on January 18th and it is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I for one do not believe everything I see on the internet, therefore I had no reason to believe the video that "supposedly" showed animal abuse. Footage is very easily manipulated. People need to learn that. This movie is absolutely incredible, the story is amazing, and it made me cry at least five times. Overall I recommend the movie, and I recommend you not believe everything you see online. I had a great time watching this movie, I truly enjoyed it, I even plan to see it again when it is officially out.


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