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A Dog Of Flanders

It's a huge commitment for a pair, who are barely able to feed themselves in 19th century Belgium, to take care of a dog that has been beaten and left. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 27 Aug 1999
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Nello feels that if he wins the money from an art contest, it will change his life. What experiences does Nello have that money could never buy? Have you ever felt that money would solve all your problems?

For your information, this movie is based on a book written in 1872 by Maria Louise de la Ramee. It was also produced as a feature film in 1959, staring Cheryl Ladd’s father playing Nello. (Cheryl plays Aloise’s mother in the version reviewed here.) The 1959 feature is available on videocassette.

Finally, check the website www.dogofflanders.com for additional information about this movie, along with information and concern about owning a Bouvier.

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