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The Shaggy Dog Details


An unexpected transformation helps a workaholic attorney learn that there's more to life than the courtroom in this remake of the 1959 Disney canine classic of the same name. Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) takes his job in the halls of justice very seriously -- so seriously in fact that his wife and family see considerably less of their frequently-absent husband and father than they would prefer. When a case involving an animal laboratory finds the distracted dad once again taking an extended leave of absence from his frustrated family, Douglas' luck takes a turn for the worst after he is inadvertently infected by a top-secret genetic-mutation serum that transforms the two-legged lawyer into a four-legged sheepdog. Though his current situation has its drawbacks to be sure, the fly-on-the-wall perspective afforded to Douglas in his newfound state alerts the well-intending father and husband that all is not well on the home front. Moved by the unfulfilled needs of his neglected family and determined to become a better father if he can only shed his winter coat, Douglas' unique new vantage point could offer just the motivation needed to bring the nefarious forces behind the serum to justice and win back his wife and kids once and for all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 10, 2006


Tim Allen
as Dave Douglas
Robert Downey, Jr.
as Dr. Kozak
Kristin Davis
as Rebecca Douglas
Danny Glover
as Ken Hollister
Spencer Breslin
as Josh Douglas
Zena Grey
as Carly Douglas
Philip Baker Hall
as Lance Strictland
Shawn Pyfrom
as Trey
Craig Kilborn
as Baxter
Joshua Leonard
Jane Curtin
as Judge Claire Whittaker


Brian Robbins
Tim Allen
David Hoberman
Marianne Wibberley
Cormac Wibberley
Geoff Rodkey
Jack Amiel
Michael Begler
Gabriel Beristain
Alan Menken
Composer (Music Score)
Ned Bastille
Leslie McDonald
Production Designer
Daniel Dorrance
Art Director
Robert Simonds
Executive Producer
William Fay
Executive Producer
Matt Carroll
Executive Producer
Todd Lieberman
Executive Producer
Molly Maginnis
Costume Designer
Ronald R. Reiss
Set Decorator
Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound/Sound Designer
Juel Bestrop
Jeanne McCarthy
Tim Trella
Stunts Coordinator
Lars P. Winther
Assistant Director
Stan Winston
Animatronic Effects
Randle Akerson
Supervising Sound Editor
Stephen Rosenbaum
Visual Effects Supervisor