"A Dog's Way Home" is a 2019 American family adventure film directed by Charles Martin Smith.
The starring cast includes Ashley Judd as Terri, Jonah Hauer-King as Lucas, Edward James Olmos as Axel, Alexandra Shipp as Olivia, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Studi as Captain Mica, John Cassini as Chuck, Brian Markinson as Günter Beckenbauer, Barry Watson as Gavin, Tammy Gillis as Officer Leon and others.

Here are "A Dog's Way Home" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for A Dog's Way Home movie?

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 released the trailer for "A Dog's Way Home" you can watch here:
A DOG'S WAY HOME - International Trailer.

Plot summary

What is A Dog's Way Home movie plot?

Here is a short review of "A Dog's Way Home" movie plot summary.

Lucas Ray (Jonah Hauer-King) and his friend Olivia (Alexandra Shipp), two residents of Denver, Colorado, find a puppy in a construction site along with many kittens and a mother cat. He names the dog Bella and takes her home to live with him and his mother, Terri Ray (Ashley Judd). Over the years, Lucas plays with and takes care of Bella. However, Lucas also continues to feed the cats at the old house, putting himself in the crosshairs of Günter Beckenbauer (Brian Markinson), the man who intends to demolish the house. He even calls the city about the cats who live there, which delays the demolition. Vengeful, Günter notifies animal control that Bella is a pitbull (despite not looking like one), because, in Denver, Pitbulls are illegal, due to being a dangerous breed. That evening, an overzealous animal control officer named Chuck (John Cassini) comes by to warn Lucas that if he finds Bella on the street, he will impound her.
The next day, when Bella gets out to chase a squirrel, Lucas catches up to her and prepares to take her home, but Chuck confiscates Bella and takes her into the local animal shelter. Lucas picks Bella up, pays a fine, and is allowed to take her home, but he is warned that if Bella is captured again, she will be euthanized. To avoid this, Lucas sends Bella to live with Olivia's aunt and uncle in Farmington, New Mexico, until he and his mother can find another home outside of Denver's urban limits. However, Bella misses Lucas so much that she leaves Farmington and begins a 400-mile journey home, which will take more than two years to complete. During Bella's journey, she befriends a orphaned cougar cub, whom she names "Big Kitten." Bella and Big Kitten encounter many ordeals together, including being hunted by a pack of coyotes, but a group of men help Bella and frighten the coyotes away. The three men give Bella food at their campsite and upon learning who her owner is, try to call Lucas, only to be scared away by the sudden arrival of Big Kitten. During the winter, Bella helps rescue a man buried in an avalanche. Eventually, she reaches a small town, where she is temporarily taken in by a homeless veteran named Axel (Edward James Olmos) until he soon dies. Back in the wilderness, Bella is attacked by coyotes again, but Big Kitten, now fully grown, returns and intervenes, successfully fighting off the coyotes. At each place Bella goes, she learns that each of her new friends has their own home, and how she must keep moving to get back to her family.


Who plays who in the A Dog's Way Home movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "A Dog's Way Home" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Ashley Judd  as Terri
Jonah Hauer-King  as Lucas
Edward James Olmos  as Axel
Alexandra Shipp  as Olivia
Bryce Dallas Howard  as Bella
Wes Studi  as Captain Mica
John Cassini  as Chuck
Brian Markinson  as Günter Beckenbauer
Barry Watson  as Gavin
Tammy Gillis  as Officer Leon
Chris Bauer  as Kurch
Motell Gyn Foster  as Taylor (as Motell Foster)
Patrick Gallagher  as Teo
Broadus Mattison  as Mack
Rolando Boyce  as Drew
Cesar De León  as Steve (as Cesar De Leon)
Arielle Tuliao  as VA Receptionist
Ben Immanuel  as Dr. Gann (as Benjamin Ratner)
Evan Gillmore  as Jordan
Jennifer Marshall  as Female Veteran
Darcy Laurie  as Jose
Lucia Walters  as Aunt Loretta
Christine Willes  as Leslie
Camille Sullivan  as Glynnis at Kennell
Leo Chiang  as Crew Foreman
Veenu Sandhu  as Officer Reece
Rob LaBelle  as Hiker
David Lewis  as Hiker
Damonde Tschritter  as Hiker
Everick Golding  as Grocer
Kimi Alexander  as Grocery Store Woman
Troy Rudolph  as Poacher
Gregory Tunner  as Poacher (as Gregory A. Tunner)
Spencer Drever  as Boy at River
Sean Quan  as Boy at River
Javier Lacroix  as Cook
Jackie Minns  as Motel Lady
John Wardlow  as Fisherman
Jennifer Gibson  as Female EMT
Camille Atebe  as Female Cop
Shelby The Dog  as Bella
Gusto The Dog  as Dutch
Murphy the Dog  as Dutch
Jaime  as Alley Dog
Harlan  as Alley Dog
Sarge  as Alley Dog

Release date

When is A Dog's Way Home movie release date?

"A Dog's Way Home" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 11, 2019 (United States) distributing by Sony Pictures Releasing Argentina, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), Columbia Pictures, A Really Happy Film, Aeon Entertainment, Distribution Workshop, United International Pictures (UIP) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


What are A Dog's Way Home filming details?

The duration of the film is 96 minutes. With a budget of $18 million, the film grossed over $80.7 million.

"A Dog's Way Home" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about A Dog's Way Home movie?

"A Dog's Way Home" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 59/100. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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