This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
My Dog Skip (8-Jan-2000)

Director: Jay Russell

Writer: Gail Gilchriest

Based on a book: My Dog Skip by Willie Morris (memoir)

Keywords: Drama, Coming of Age, Biography, Dog, WWII

A pet terrier helps a shy young boy come into his own in early-1940s Mississippi.

Willie Morris, an aloof, awkward young boy in early-1940s Yazoo City, Mississippi, struggles to make friends at school and around town on account of his crippling shyness. His parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday; christened Skip, the precocious dog serves as an inspiration for Willie and all of Yazoo City as his companionship helps to push him forth into adulthood.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kevin Bacon
8-Jul-1958   Everybody cut Footloose
Harry Connick, Jr.
11-Sep-1967   Golden voiced singer/actor
Hunter Hayes
Country Musician
9-Sep-1991   Storm Warning
Clint Howard
20-Apr-1959   Ice Cream Man
Diane Lane
22-Jan-1965   A Walk on the Moon
Cody Linley
20-Nov-1989   Jake Ryan on Hannah Montana
Frankie Muñiz
5-Dec-1985   Malcolm in the Middle
Caitlin Wachs
15-Mar-1989   Chloe Waters on Profiler
Luke Wilson
21-Sep-1971   Owen Wilson's handsome brother


Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.
Submit your review for this film

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2016 Soylent Communications


Texas Pacific Group

Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.


NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.