Rating Explanation: for rude humor, mild language and action
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: Some funny one-liners and dog tricks, but there's not much else to entertain any but younger audiences under 10 years old.
Never-before-seen bloopers; Deleted scenes; "Underdog Raps" music video performance by Kyle Massey; "Sit. Stay. Act: Diary of a Dog Actor"; Underdog original cartoon episode "Safe Waif"; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; French and Spanich Language tracks; French and Spanish subtitles; Full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (2.35:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Based on the 1960's animated series, the film takes all of the tried-and-true characters and plot points of a superhero movie and replaces the human crime-fighter with a cute pooch. Directed by Frederik Du Chau ("Racing Stripes") "Underdog" has some funny one-liners and dog tricks, but there's not much else to entertain any but the youngest audiences.
After an accident in the mysterious lab of maniacal scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage "Station Agent"), a lonely beagle feeling jilted from his job as a crime-sniffing dog on the police force of Capitol City unexpectedly finds himself with unimaginable powers and the ability to speak. Armed with a cute superhero costume, Underdog (voiced by comedian Jason Lee - TV's "My Name Is Earl") vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City and, in particular, one beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebread (voiced by Amy Adams "Junebug"). When a sinister plot by Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad (Patrick Warburton - TV's "Seinfeld") threatens to destroy Capitol City only Underdog can save the day.
Jason Lee ... Underdog (voice)
Peter Dinklage ... Dr. Simon Barsinister
James Belushi ... Dan Unger
Patrick Warburton ... Cad
Alex Neuberger ... Jack
Taylor Momsen ... Molly
Amy Adams ... Polly (voice)
John Slattery ... Mayor
Brad Garrett ... Riff Raff (voice)
Samantha Bee ... Principal