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Still shot from the movie: The Shaggy Dog.

The Shaggy Dog

Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) gets a dog's-eye-view of his work and home life after he is bitten by a stray pup befriended by his kids (Zena Grey and Spencer Breslin), and finds himself suddenly morphing from a man into a mutt. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 09 Mar 2006
Video Release: 31 Jul 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is The Shaggy Dog Rated PG?


The film opens with a military-like invasion of a Tibetan town where a dog is kidnapped. Using unscrupulous methods, two scientists then run a series of tests on the canine. Later a man is injected with a paralyzing drug. After being bitten by an animal, a man develops dog-like inclinations including urination habits. At a park, a group of dogs sniff each other. In an elevator, a security dog forcefully smells a man’s buttocks. A boy is tackled during a sporting event. Two children worry their parents are planning to separate.

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