A Doggone Hollywood

DVD Release: June 6, 2017
A Doggone Hollywood


Murphy (“Just Jesse the Jack”) is a mega-famous canine TV star who is fed up with being treated like a “cash machine” by Hollywood executives. He escapes and a group of loving kids save him.

Dove Review

Any dog needs to have a loving family. But Murphy is a TV star and is treated as only a animal that brings in the money. Murphy has guards and a limo to ride in, but at the end of the day, he is locked in a kennel by his trainer. So when he gets a chance to escape his limo, he takes it and runs—right into the collective arms of a group of kids who fall in love with him.

Murphy has the power to talk to others through telepathy. The children don’t believe it at first until they see him face to face. Maitlin takes Murphy home to her brother Peter, who has been in a wheelchair for years due to an accident. The kids hide Murphy from everyone, including their mom, for a while. The two of them show the love that Murphy needs, but the cute little dog does not want to get them in trouble. So the adventure begins.

“A Doggone Hollywood” is a fun story about how to treat a pet. It is entertaining for the family, but I must warn that their is a scene of a train that might be scary for younger children—still, it’s a doggone fun film. The Dove Family-Approved Seal for all ages is awarded to ” A Doggone Hollywood.”

Content Description

Sex: None.
Language: Name calling such as jerk, mutt, and punks; dang/dang it-2.
Violence: Men chasing children; men are stung by bees; boy drives a motorized wheelchair very fast and an accident occurs; dog on train tracks with train coming.
Drugs: None.
Nudity: Shirtless man.
Other: Kids on a zip line; people rude to others.


Company: Vision Films
Writer: Jim Wynorski
Director: Jim Wynorski
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 85 min.
Industry Rating: TV-G
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe