Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Dog Who Saved Christmas

MOVIE REVIEW
The Dog Who Saved Christmas:

Network: A Starz Media presentation

Basic Cable Network Premiere: ABC Family

Original Air Date: November 29, 2009


CAST:

Dean Cain ... Ted Stein
Mario López ... Zeus
Adrienne Barbeau ... Cat Lady
Mindy Sterling ... Grandma Bannister
Elisa Donovan ... Belinda Bannister
Gary Valentine ... George Bannister
Sierra McCormick ... Kara Bannister
Charlie Stewart ... Ben Bannister
Joey Diaz ... Stewey McMann
Caia Coley ... Donna Jameson
Michael Feifer ... Police Officer 2
Joe Torry ... Perry Winkle
Tino Struckmann ... Franz
Richard Gnolfo ... Policeman 1
Michael Ciminera ... Policeman 2
Jill Slattery ... Caroler
Barry Barnholtz ... Jack
Michael Healey ... Various Dogs
James Rodriguez ... Police Officer 1
Liana Bryer ... Caroler
Coley Feifer ... Young George
Sara Correa ... Caroler
Amanda Gomez ... Caroler
Alyssa Chan ... Caroler
Levon Gharibian ... Caroler
T.J. Cool ... Caroler
Perry R. Bloomer ... Caroler
Gina Cool ... Caroler
Melissa Soltero ... Christmas Carol leader
Emma Feifer ... Mouse #1 (voice)
Anna Barnholtz ... Wendy
Travis Wright ... Caroler
Daisy Cool ... Caroler






PLOT:

from ABC Family:

Christmas chaos ensues for the Bannister family when they adopt a misguided guard dog, Zeus, to try and keep their home safe from neighborhood prowlers in the new ABC Family holiday movie, "The Dog Who Saved Christmas".

Convinced he's found the perfect guard dog to thwart thieves on the prowl in his neighborhood, George Bannister (Valentine) adopts Zeus. Although he is a loveable pooch, the Bannisters quickly discover Zeus is not your typical guard dog; he doesn";t bark at strangers and is accident prone. The family take a liking to Zeus, but head to Grandma";s (Sterling) house for a Christmas visit discouraged.

While away, two inept thieves (Cain, Diaz) break into the Bannisters"; home. Chaos turns to comedy when Zeus realizes his true guard dog potential and attempts to outwit the intruders - beating them at their own game. Zeus undoubtedly rises to the occasion when it matters most, but can he save Christmas and ultimately earn his place within the Bannister family?


Movie Review:

This is a sweet, yet cheesy at times, family Christmas Movie. The star of this movie is the Dog, hence the title: The Dog who saved Christmas. It is based on the Bannister family and their Christmas Season. Their new dog Zeus is supposed to be their new watchdog. One problem, though, he won't even bark to warn them of intruders.

While the family is away visiting Grandma for Christmas, burglars break in - with the intent of stealing all the Christmas presents and much more! It's a lot like Home Alone... when the dog does various tricks and things on the men - much like Kevin would've done to save their things. The family arrives back in the nick of time and the would be robbers are captured. Zeus is their hero after all and they decide to keep him... especially since he saved Christmas!

The Dog Who Saved Christmas




See or Skip:

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