Air Bud

Poster for the movie "Air Bud"
Poster for the movie "Air Bud"

Air Bud (1997)

PG 98 min - Comedy, Family, Drama - 1 August 1997
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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.

Director:  Charles Martin Smith
Writers:  Paul Tamasy, Aaron Mendelsohn

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Storyline

A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.


Collections: Charles Martin Smith

Tagline: He Sits. He Stays. He Shoots. He Scores.

Genres: Comedy, Family, Drama

Details

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Country:   Canada United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 August 1997

Box Office

Budget:  $3,000,000
Revenue:  $23,144,499

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 38 min