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It is anything but "a dog's life" for a pampered pup that earns his keep doing stunts in movies. But then the celebrity accidentally gets lost. When he is found by a stray kid (Josh Hutcherson) and his single dad (Bruce Greenwood), the Hollywood hound's career takes a new direction --as the mascot for the local fire station.
Why Is Firehouse Dog Rated PG?
Firehouse Dog is rated PG for sequences of action peril, some mild crude humor and language.
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After a firefighting accident claims the life of his uncle, Shane Fahey is troubled by nightmares. He also lies on occasion, skips school and steals his confiscated electronic game out of his father’s locker. At the station, tensions rise among the firefighters when city officials threaten to close them down. In the course of the movie, an animal falls from a plane, jumps several stories from a burning building and runs into a fire-engulfed hall to rescue an unconscious boy. An arsonist is shown making explosives to start fires. Later he is punched in face by an angry firefighter. After arriving at the station, Dewey (the dog) climbs on the dinner table and defecates in the stew. The script includes brief profanities, some crude jokes and doggie flatulence.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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Details on home video releases of Firehouse Dog...
Firehouse Dog finds his way onto DVD, along with a few bonus bones, such as alternate and deleted scenes, the theatrical trailer, as well as a Dogster Montage and Rex’s Poster Gallery. Other tasty tidbits include behind the scenes glimpses (Loft Fire: Storyboard to Screen and FMC Special Casting Rexx), and the featurettes Dog Treats and True Hollywoof Story. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and Dolby Digital Surround (French and Spanish), with subtitles in English and Spanish.