�SNOW DOGS,� A FUN LOVING COMEDY STARRING CUBA GOODING JR.,
WILL AIR AS THE �ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK,� DECEMBER 31
Get ready to mush with a special presentation of �Snow Dogs.� The charming comedy will air as the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� in HDTV with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound and Spanish audio, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/29/05)
When Miami dentist Ted Brooks (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) learns that his birth mother has passed away and that he�s been named in her will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Ted�s dreams of wealth quickly melt when he receives his mother�s pack of rowdy sled dogs along with her property. Nor are Diesel, Scooper, Nana, Yodel, Sniff, Mack, Duchess and Demon thrilled about getting a new owner. Ted decides to keep the dogs and race them in the local race, the Arctic Challenge, spiting a mountain man (played by James Coburn) who has his eye on this particular team of sled dogs. What follows is a hilarious romp, as Ted has to actually learn to run the dogs.
Starring are Cuba Gooding Jr. as Dr. Ted Brooks, James Coburn as Thunder Jack Johnson, Sisqo as Dr. Rupert Brooks, Nichelle Nichols as Amelia Brooks, M. Emmet Walsh as George Murphy, Graham Greene as Peter Yellowbear, Brian Doyle-Murray as Ernie, Joanna Bacalso as Barb, Jean Michel Pare as Olivier, Michael Bolton as himself, Jason Pouliotte as Sneed Brother no. 1, David Boyce as Sneed Brother no. 2, Frank C. Turner as Neely, Ron Small as Arthur and Alison Matthews as Arctic Challenge TV Reporter.
�Snow Dogs� was directed by Brian Levant (�Flintstones in Viva Las Vegas,� �Jingle All the Way,� �Problem Child 2,� �The Flintstones,� �Beethoven�). The screenplay was written by Jim Kouf (�National Treasure,� �Taxi,� �Rush Hour�). Writing credits (suggestion) are given to Gary Paulsen (author, �Winterdance: the Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod�). From Walt Disney Pictures, Galapagos Productions and Winterdance Productions. Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.
�SNOW DOGS� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Snow Dogs� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound and Spanish audio.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.