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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)

Gross:

$62,932,920 (USA) (17 March 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Maya segment of the film differs somewhat from the events W. Bruce Cameron's book. In the book, Maya is a fellow K9 officer who takes over ownership of Ellie after her owner Sven (Carlos in the film) is shot and non-fatally injured by the kidnapper. In the movie, it is Ellie who is shot (fatally) by the kidnapper, then reincarnated as Tino the Corgi, then adopted by Maya, a college student. See more »

Goofs

When Carlos is first introduced, the surname shown on his name tag and mentioned in dialogue is "Ruiz." But when he cradles Ellie after she's been shot, the name on his tag is now "Rodriguez." See more »

Connections

Features Dynasty (1981) See more »

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Score from Gunsmoke
[from Gunsmoke (1955)]
Written by Rex Koury, Leith Stevens, Lucien Moraweck and René Garriguenc
Courtesy of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
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I loved this movie more than I ever imagined
27 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie more and more.

This movie is swirling in my head two hours after seeing it! It touched my heart, made me think and grateful I acted on a rescue. It made me remember my furry loves and hopeful I may see them again.

It made me cry and then it made me laugh. Most of all it let me forget for 100 min all the hate and negative in the world!

Go see something innocent sweet and kind st it's base level!

I took my ten year old she was the perfect she. I took my mother 85 she was the perfect age!

Bring your tissues and best friend! Make a friend while you ate there!


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