Down-and-out Detective Dancer, who struggling with a personal conflict, gives up on life and his job. But that all ends when he is paired up with a police dog who is also dealing with post-traumatic stress. The dog helps Dancer make a life-changing turn around. And in response, Dancer does the same for his partner, the Dame.
Blatant K-9 Clone made for kids who's religous parents won't let them watch K-9
So, this film basically copies wholesale entire scenes from the 1989 James Belushi masterpiece but with the edge completely removed and replaced with "good clean family fun".
The story isn't exactly the same, the criminal enterprise is counterfeit money rather than drugs and the characters are very different to the original - Again all this does is takes the edge away.
Eva LaRue is terrible unfortunately and David A R White's role is significantly smaller than it should have been.
But Billy Gardell does well in the Lead role and the two canine actors are as delightful as you'd want them to be.
Overall this is an enjoyable homage but hardly a great film and frankly I'd prefer my children if I ever have any to watch the original as I did BEFORE watching this as I wouldn't want to spoil the original for them with all the blatant scenes copied from it.
5/10 - Not great but not particularly bad either.
Reviewed by wilsonswak9 / 10
One bad word. Bleeped out.
One part does have a bleeped out word from a tv show they are watching. That was unnecessary to add in the script. Other than that it was good.
Reviewed by robertka13 / 10
I have had German Shepherds for over 50 years and I love to watch any
movie involving German Shepherds. Unfortunately, the vast majority of
these movies are corny, cheesy and all the related adjectives you can
think of: but, I like to give all productions a chance. Well, guess
what! Dancer and the Dame joins that group! My wife fell asleep within
15 minutes. Every actor and actress tries very hard but fails to have a
convincing part. They all seem like they are repeating without any
feeling what they have memorized, just like robots. Sometimes we watch
"Mike and Molly" and we thought that Billy Gardell was possibly going
to bring some degree of comedy to this supposedly action movie. Big
letdown! Sadly, I believe the only actor who got me to sit up and pay
attention was the dog. When compared to the others, he was natural,
interesting, awake and not looked bored or suffering through a flat and
unconvincing dialogue. There were so many ridiculous situations that I
lost track. Here are some: Dancer reportedly gained 89 lbs; yet, no
picture of him before that gain, even Photoshopped. He goes to meet the
therapist at her house, where do you ever see that??? If you know dogs,
you can see that 2 dogs were used because they had different faces and
the colors were close but not the same. Chief Murray ends his speech
with "bla-bla-bla" and there is barely any reaction from the audience.
I gave a 3-star rating solely for Princess, the dog, for being the only
real actor who kept the plot together.