Air Bud: Golden Receiver
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Air Bud
Film # 2
Release date August 14, 1998
Starring Kevin Zegers
Cynthia Stevenson
Gregory Harrison
Nora Dunn
Perry Anzilotti
Robert Costanzo
Written by Paul Tamasay
Aaron Mendelsohn
Directed by Richard Martin
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Air Bud

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Air Bud: World Pup

Air Bud: Golden Receiver is a 1998 family comedy film released by Walt Disney Pictures.

It is the first in a line of sequels to the original Air Bud film. In the United States, it was given a theatrical release, with the following sequels being given direct-to-video releases.


Josh tries out for the football team when his mom gets close to her new boyfriend. It's not long before he discovers Buddy's hidden new talent.


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Kevin Zegers Josh Framm
Cynthia Stevenson Jackie Framm
Gregory Harrison Patrick Sullivan
Nora Dunn Natalya
Perry Anzilotti Popov
Robert Costanzo Coach Jimmy Fanelli
Shayn Solberg Tom Stewart
Suzanne Ristic Ms. Salter
Alyson MacLaren Andrea Framm
Blue Edwards Himself
Tyler Thompson Oliver
Rhys Williams Goose
Shahri Khademi Juan
Jason Anderson Weeble
Myles Ferguson J.D.
Cory Fry Cole Powers
Jeff Gulka Pudge
Marcus Turner Tacoma Giants quarterback
Jay Brazeau
Frank C. Turner
Mark Brandon Richard
Jaida Hay Tammy
Richard Martin Guy in stands
Doreen Esary Receptionist
Julio Caravetta Tacoma Giants coach
David Lewis Herb
Monica Marko Lady with broom
Scott Ateah Official
Ritch Renaud Photographer
Barry MacDonald Sportscaster
Simon Isherwood Rams coach
John Keelan Ice cream boy
Tim Conway Fred Davies
Dick Martin Phil Phil
Warren Moon Himself
Joey Galloway Himself


Song Credits Performed by
"One Moment" Music and lyrics by Brahm Wenger Melinda Myers


  • Being an immediate sequel to the original, there's nothing much that needs connecting, although there are certain notable references:
    • Tom alludes to Patrick about Buddy being a basketball player, which he thinks is a joke.
    • The Framms came to Fernfield because of the napkin factory job Jackie got in the previous film.
    • Patrick likes pudding cups, which was what Josh used to first get close to Buddy with.


  • At the time of the first film's release, Keystone Entertainment had no plans to make a sequel, mostly because one of Air Buddy's legs had been amputated. His owner, Kevin DiCicco, wasn't happy with not making any money off the original, so he started his own company and planned to make his own sequel called Air Bud: The Next Generation. Buddy would also pass away between the two films, with the eventual sequel from Keystone starring Rush, Chase, and Zak; the former two were stand-ins for the real Buddy in the previous film.
  • Richard Martin, the director of this film, was the second unit director of the previous film.
  • Having the principal in this film be called Ms. Salter indirectly references Ms. Pepper, the principal in the previous film.
  • Martin's father, Dick Martin, plays Phil Phil.
  • Before the animals break free, Popov watches Gus, a 1976 Disney film, with a fairly similar theme. It also stars Tim Conway and Don Knotts (although they don't share any scenes together).
  • A poster of the film appears in the 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which was released by Miramax, a subsidiary of Disney at the time.

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