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Adapted from author Lois Duncan's 1971 children's book of the same name, director Thor Freudenthal's Hotel for Dogs follows two mischievous orphans as they attempt to hide dozens of stray dogs in an abandoned hotel. Disheartened by their new guardians' announcement that pets are strictly forbidden, 16-year-old Andi (Emma Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Jake T. Austin), race to find a home for their loyal dog Friday. Fortunately for Friday, there's an abandoned hotel just around the corner, and Bruce possesses just the kind of mechanical smarts needed to transform the rundown inn into a four-star retreat for canines. For a while, Friday and his friends have it made, but when the neighbors start to get suspicious, Andi and Bruce resort to every trick in the book in order to prevent their secret from being discovered. Don Cheadle, Emma Roberts, and Lisa Kudrow star in a family-friendly film penned by screenwriter Jeff Lowell. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 16, 2009

Cast

Emma Roberts
as Andi
Jake T. Austin
as Bruce
Don Cheadle
as Bernie
Johnny Simmons
as Dave
Kyla Pratt
as Heather
Troy Gentile
as Mark
Lisa Kudrow
as Lois Scudder
Kevin Dillon
as Carl Scudder
Robinne Lee
as Carol
Yvette Nicole Brown
as Ms. Camwell
Maximiliano Hernandez
as Officer Mike
André Ware
as Officer Jeff
Jonathan Klein
as Evan
Ruben Garfias
as Department Store Employee

Crew

Thor Freudenthal
Director
Jason Clark
Producer
Jonathan Gordon
Producer
Lauren Shuler-Donner
Producer
Lois Duncan
Book Author
Jeff Lowell
Screenwriter
Robert Schooley
Screenwriter
Mark McCorkle
Screenwriter
Michael Grady
Cinematographer
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Sheldon Kahn
Editor
William Sandell
Production Designer
Brad Ricker
Art Director
Ivan Reitman
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Clifford
Executive Producer
Tom Pollock
Executive Producer
Beth Pasternak
Costume Designer
Randi Hiller
Casting
Sarah Halley Finn
Casting
Greg Michael
Second Unit Director
Thomas Robinson Harper
Stunts Coordinator
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