I would recommend the movie to anyone, especially children over the age of eight.
But I have to say this is not a typical comedy.
The plot revolves around a city hot weather loving
dentist called Ted Brooks who finds out that he is
adopted and that his mother is now dead and
has left a house and contents to him in Alaska in a
very out of the ay town called Toketna,
Dr. Brooks learns
that in addition to some property he has inherited a team of sled dogs! They go by the names of Diesel, Scooper, Nana, Yodel, Sniff, Mack, Duchess, and Demon. Demon, the lead
Not only is Demon out to get Ted, but a local named Thunder Jack (James Colburn) is attempting to obtain the dogs from
the city slicker underdog. Learning some information
about Thunder Jack, Brooks decides he will try to learn the skill of driving a team of sled dogs. You can guess the rest.
This is a very easy to follow film that is quite
good fun. Not very imaginative but has some
classic moments that will make you laugh. This
is also a strange film as is more fun after the film
than during it. You will suddenly find your
self laughing about the film some time after the
film has ended.
Look out for the
best part on the beach and spot the odd continuity glitch.
It can be hard to
follow at times as it does plod on in places, so
young kids get very restless. Never the less 4
stars for this one!
Thank goodness that
they did not have out cuts at the end as that would
have spoiled it out right!
Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Sisqo, Graham Greene, Brian Doyle Murray
Produced by:- Jordan Kerner, Christine Whitaker, John Avnet
Written by:- Jim Kouf, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg, Mark Gibson, Philip Halperin, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Philip Halprin