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Underdog

Year:
Duration:
USA:84 min
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
4.8
Director:
Frederik Du Chau
Awards:
3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2007-08-03
Filming Locations: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $11,585,121 (USA) (5 August 2007)
Gross: $43,751,706 (USA) (9 December 2007)
Cast
Actor
Character
Amy Adams
Underdog
Jason Lee
Underdog
Peter Dinklage
Dr. Simon Barsinister
James Belushi
Dan Unger
Patrick Warburton
Cad
Alex Neuberger
Jack
Taylor Momsen
Molly
John Slattery
Mayor
Brad Garrett
Riff Raff
Samantha Bee
Principal
Timothy Crowe
Police Chief
Larry Vigus
Security Guard
Mario Mariani
Police Officer
Bates Wilder
Cop
Alexander 'Alex' Garde
Small Boy
Christopher Francis Byrnes
Mailman (as Christopher Byrnes)
Joe Siriani
News Stand Guy (as Joseph Siriani)
Sujoy De
Office Worker #1
Michele Proude
Office Worker #2
Albert M. Chan
Geek Worker
Jon Pierce
Hot Dog Vendor
Susie Castillo
Diana Flores
Bob Jaffe
Professor
Bruce-Robert Serafin
City Worker (as Bruce Serafin)
Lonnie Farmer
Passerby
Anthony Estrella
Male School Teacher (as Tony Estrella)
Malik McMullen
Bomb Squad Officer
Aaron Dorsey
Little Boy
Walter Covell
Old Man
Kate Lohman
Housewife
Lewis D. Wheeler
Geek with Glasses
Ellen Withrow
Female Teacher
John M. Deluca
Newscaster
Frank Ridley
Police Sergeant
Grady Justice
College Guy
Courtney O'Regan
College Girl
Rebekah Aramini
Fox Collar Lady
Richney Fischer
Baseball Dad
Joe Stapleton
Cat Burglar Police #1
Armen Garo
Cat Burglar Police #2
Daniel Kirby
News Director
Stephen James Kidd
Bomb Squad Member (as Steve Kidd)
Rena Maliszewski
Mother (as Rena Maliszweski)
Diana Shneider
Police Secretary
Barry Blair
SWAT Captain
Bob Boehm
Bomb Squad Officer #2 (as Robert Boehm)
Lincoln P. Sisson
Bomb Squad Officer #3
Gabriel Field
Lyle
Harry L. Thomas
Police Artist
Amy Tanner
Kissing Girl
Nicole Kopka
Jogger in Park
Adam McCarthy
Capitol City Security #4
Roy Souza
Capitol City Cop
Tom Paolino
Capitol City Cop #1 (as T.J. Paolino)
Scott Dittman
Hot Dog Contestant
Ezra Buzzington
Referee
Chris Andrew Ciulla
Fireman (as Chris Ciulla)
Jay Leno
Himself
Phil Morris
Supershep
Michael Massee
Supershep
Cam Clarke
Supershep
John DiMaggio
Supershep
Danny Mastrogiorgio
Crazy Dog (voice)
Jess Harnell
Astronaut (voice)
Joe Bucaro III
Goon #1 (as Joseph Bucaro III)
Stuart F. Wilson
Goon #2 (as Stuart Wilson)
William Alva
Capital City Cop #3 (uncredited)
Ellen Becker-Gray
Woman at Bomb Scare (uncredited)
Eric Bruno Borgman
News Camerman (uncredited)
Kaitlyn Bouchard
Student (uncredited)
D.W. Cormier
CCLN3 Cameraman (uncredited)
Vincent J. Earnshaw
Construction Worker in Window (uncredited)
Victor Franko
Reporter (uncredited)
Susan Garibotto
Office Worker (uncredited)
Tom Gilligan
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jed Griswold
Citizen at the end pointing skyward (uncredited)
Jason Hair-Wynn
Cafe Worker (uncredited)
Mackenzie Hawe
Student (uncredited)
Michael Tyler Henry
Jack Unger
Adam Masnyk
School Bus Boy (uncredited)
Tony Moreira
Bomb Squad: Officer Farrell
Michael J. Peluso
Police Officer (uncredited)
Alan Resnic
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Melanie Scalera
Capitol Business Woman / Witness to explosion (uncredited)
Billy Silvia
SWAT Team Member (uncredited)
Kevin M. Simon
Police Officer (uncredited)
Chris Sprister
Paramedic (uncredited)
David Struffolino
Person in Park (uncredited)
Dahiana Torres
Business Woman (uncredited)
Tacuma Vanterpool
Capitol City Businessman (uncredited)
Donald Warnock
Hot Dog Buyer - Exploding Stand Gag (uncredited)
Rebecca Warnock
Pregnant Girl Outside City Hall (uncredited)
Mike Wendt
Capitol City Cop (uncredited)
Donna Wong
Business Woman (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
References to the original cartoon series include: Secret identity as "humble and lovable Shoeshine Boy"love interest "Sweet Polly Purebred"speaking in rhymecausing significant property damage during rescuespill as source of super powerschanging into costume in exploding phone boothexplaining to crowd that he is "not plane, nor bird, nor even frog, just little old me: Underdog".
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General Mills breakfast cereal products are seen in the Unger household. The Underdog (1964) cartoon series was created by General Mills' ad agency to help promote their products.
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"Bar Sinister" is a heraldic term - a bar slanting to the left on a coat of arms signifying "bastard".
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Goofs
The original sweater that Jack gives Underdog is knit with a stitched in "U". When Polly calls Underdog, we can see that his sweater is no longer knit, and the "U" has an orange outline and is not stitched to the sweater.
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Early in the movie, when the mailman is taunting Shoeshine, he is seen driving an older style jeep DJ5. All post offices now use a Grumman LLV which was put into service in 1987.
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Underdog catches on fire upon re-entering the earth's atmosphere, yet his sweater and cape go unscathed.
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Quotes
Shoeshine Boy: There's no need to worry, Underdog is furry!
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Shoeshine Boy: There's no need for fright. Underdog can bite.
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Dan Unger: Give him a chance. you might get to like him.
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