Snow Dogs

January 18th, 2002


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When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 4.9/10 (10,058 voted)

Critic's Score: 29/100

Director: Brian Levant

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Sisqó

When Miami dentist Ted Brooks learns that his birth mother has passed away and that he was named in her will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Rather than the large chunk of change that many people would expect, Ted instead receives his mother's pack of rowdy sled dogs and her property. Although the dogs seemingly have it in for Ted, he decides to keep the dogs and race them in the local race, the Arctic Challenge, spiting a mountain man who wants the dogs. What follows is a comedy detailing Ted's adventures in learning to run the sled dogs.

Writers: Jim Kouf, Tommy Swerdlow

Cuba Gooding Jr. - Ted
James Coburn - Thunder Jack
Sisqó - Dr. Rupert Brooks (as Sisqo)
Nichelle Nichols - Amelia
M. Emmet Walsh - George
Graham Greene - Peter Yellowbear
Brian Doyle-Murray - Ernie
Joanna Bacalso - Barb
Jean Michel Paré - Olivier (as Jean-Michel Pare)
Michael Bolton - Himself - Special Appearance
Jason Pouliotte - Sneed Brother #1
David Boyce - Sneed Brother #2
Frank C. Turner - Neely
Ron Small - Arthur
Alison Matthews - TV Reporter

Taglines: Get ready for mush hour!


Official Website: Disney |

Release Date: 18 January 2002

Filming Locations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $23,708,174 (USA) (20 January 2002) (2302 Screens)

Gross: $81,150,692 (USA) (9 June 2002)

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Did You Know?

Many of the dogs in this movie later went on to appear in the film Eight Below.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Ted's mom takes a cab to his sled race, she tells the taxi driver that she only has American money. They're in Alaska, USA.

Ernie: I'm the only man to win the Arctic Flame three years in a row.
Ted: Congratulations.
Ernie: But it is kind of an odd prize. Goes to the musher who finishes last.
Ted: In Miami three-times losers go to prison.

User Review

Great family film

Rating: 8/10

If you like dogs, if you like an adventure, you'll probably enjoy this film. Even a bit of a tear-jerker as Cuba Gooding goes to save his long-lost father! The love interest is attractive. The dogs are cute. Even the border-collie is great! My 4 yo loves the movie. We re-enact the "Demon, save me!" scene often. Demon is the name of the lead dog. Comical slapstick mishaps run throughout the film as Ted (Cuba) is constantly being chased by dogs, dragged through the snow, slides down hills, and suffers mild injuries. None of these are excessive, however, a few crude remarks, some adult dialogue and a suggestive image, are not appropriate for very young children. But reasonably acceptable for children age 6 and up.