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More Than Puppy Love (2002)

85 min | Drama, Family

This is the story of a girl, her dog, and a man who needs to regain his self-reliance. Curtis Peterson, a strong, vital man in his late twenties, and his wife Marie want to start a family. Tragedy strikes when Curtis is paralyzed in a ...See moreThis is the story of a girl, her dog, and a man who needs to regain his self-reliance. Curtis Peterson, a strong, vital man in his late twenties, and his wife Marie want to start a family. Tragedy strikes when Curtis is paralyzed in a construction accident. Meanwhile, another family welcomes an addition to its household. Teenager Steve Barnett adopts an 8 week old puppy to train as part of a church project. The Barnett family is to house-train Banner for a year. Then the dog would be returned to the Kansas Specialty Dog Service, where it will be trained to assist the disabled and visually impaired. Steve's sister, 8 year old Emily, ends up taking care of Banner, and falls in love with the dog. Her happiness is offset by the tragic circumstances affecting Curtis and Marie. When Marie takes a job as a waitress to support the family, Curtis is left to sit at home alone, wallowing in self pity. Fate intervenes when Steve's father stops at a diner, where he meets Marie and suggests she call KSDS. She does so, despite the reluctance of her husband. Trouble ensues when Emily runs away with Banner to eccentric Aunt Edna's. Written by Tom Whitus See less
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Diane Ladd
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Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff
Marie (as Pamela Bach) Marie (as Pamela Bach)   See fewer
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Craig Benton
Curtis Curtis   See fewer
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Jim Petersmith
Charles Barnett Charles Barnett   See fewer
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Hollis McCarthy
Laura Barnett Laura Barnett   See fewer
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Kyla Pratt
Emily Emily   See fewer
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Nathan Hutchings
Steve Barnett Steve Barnett   See fewer
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Walter Coppage
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Hayley Hasselhoff
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Gary Holcombe
Richard Akers Richard Akers   See fewer
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5.1 / 10 | 58 votes