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.
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