- This article is about the film. For the character, see Buddy. For the series of films, see Air Bud (series).
Air Bud is a 1997 American family comedy film released by Walt Disney Pictures.
It proved to be a success, and was followed by Air Bud: Golden Receiver, the first in a long line of sequels and spin-offs.
A lonely boy befriends an abused and abandoned dog by playing basketball together. After growing a strong bond and turning Buddy into a celebrity, he has to fight for custody when his original owner decides to return and make a profit out of Buddy.
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- Jackie Framm (first appearance)
- Arthur Chaney (single appearance)
- Tom Stewart (first appearance)
- Ms. Pepper (single appearance)
- Coach Joe Barker (single appearance)
- Larry Willingham (single appearance)
- Buck Willingham (single appearance)
- Judge Cranfield (single appearance)
- Norm Snively (single appearance)
- Mom at party (single appearance)
- Children at party (single appearance)
- Andrea Framm (first appearance)
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- Andrew Framm (first appearance)(photograph only)
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- Music teacher (single appearance)
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- Curtis (single appearance)
- Micheals (single appearance)
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- Daltry (single appearance)(no lines)
- Barons (single appearance)(no lines)
- Howard (single appearance)(no lines)
- Referee 1
- Referee 2
- Booster Club (single appearance)(no lines)
- Melissa (single appearance)
- Reporter (single appearance)
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- Baliff (single appearance)
- Main article: Air Bud: Music from the Motion Picture
|"Clair"||Written by Gilbert O'Sullivan||Gilbert O'Sullivan|
|"Splish Splash"|| Written by Bobby Darin & Jean Murray|
Produced by Jimmy Z
|"O Holy Night"||N/A|| St. John's Episcopal Choir|
Donald Pearson, conductor
(Courtesy of Delos International
By arrangement with Source/Q)
- This is the only film to get a proper soundtrack.
- Santa Claus does, in fact, exist as Santa Buddies will reveal.
- Kevin Di Cicco who played a basketball referee was Buddy's real owner.
- Rush and Chase who were stand-ins for Buddy, play him in Air Bud: Golden Receiver, as Buddy had passed away between films.
- Second unit director, Richard Martin, takes on directing duties for Golden Receiver.
- USA: Air Bud VHS released on December 23, 1997.
- USA: Air Bud DVD released February 3, 1998.
- USA: Air Bud: Special Edition DVD released March 3, 2009.