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Still shot from the movie: Lassie (2006).

Lassie (2006)

Lassie comes home to the big screen in this UK, Ireland, and France co-production. This time the classic collie makes an incredibly difficult journey to be reunited with her young master (Jonathan Mason), after his financially strapped family is forced to sell her to a rich Duke (Peter O'Toole). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 100
Theater Release: 31 Aug 2006
Video Release: 13 Nov 2006
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.

In two different scenes, a young boy is shown being hit on the wrists with his teacher’s ruler and in another it is implied—but not directly seen—that a cruel handler is whipping Lassie with a belt. Why do you think the director made this decision to depict the boy’s abuse, but not the dog’s? Are we more tolerant of violence against humans than animals? If so, why?

You may be interested in knowing that every “Lassie” dog seen in the movies or the television series, is a direct descendent from the original Lassie, whose name was actually Pal. In this film, the main dog is played by a ninth generation Lassie.

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