A Dog's Purpose (2017)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 39 mins

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A feral puppy named Toby leaves his cage at a puppy mill and is found by two garbage men who plan to sell him for their own profit. While Toby is left locked inside their pick-up truck. A young boy named Ethan and his mother, who rescue him from the brink of death by heatstroke and convince Ethan's father to allow the dog to stay and renamed Bailey. Bailey and Ethan bond quickly, and Bailey now believes Ethan alone is his purpose.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton

Crew: Lasse Hallstrom (Director), Dino Parks (Director of Photography), Terry Stacey (Director of Photography), Rachel Portman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India), PG (Singapore)

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Release Dates: 31 Mar 2017 (India), 23 Feb 2017 (Malaysia), 02 Mar 2017 (Singapore), 23 Feb 2017 (United Arab Emirates)

Tagline: Every dog happens for a reason.

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Did you know? This will be the fifth time Josh Gad has done a voiceover performance for a major motion picture. Read More
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as Adult Ethan
as Bailey, Ellie, Tino and Buddy
as Adult Hannah
as Ambulance Attendant
as Mother at Shelter
as Tweener Girl
as Teen Hannah
as Bree - 7 Years Old
as Ethan - 8 Years Old
as Boss's Wife
as Policeman
as Country Vet
as Grandma Fran
as Rachel
as Teammate
as Carlos
as Ethan's Mom
as Teen Ethan
as Animal Control Yolanda
as Atlanta Vet
as Cop
as Todd
as Ethan's Dad
as Grandpa Bill
as Wendi
as Hot Dog Vendor
as Police Lieutenant
as Dad's Boss
as Al
as Victor
as Daughter at Shelter
as Delivery Workman
as Delivery Workman
as Puppy Mill Customer
as Hardware Store Employee


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Camera Operator
Key Grip


Music Director
Music Label


Sound Designer
Foley Artist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator


Production Designer
Set Decorator
Storyboard Artist


Casting Director
Casting Associate
Voice Casting
Casting Assistant
Extras Casting

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Assistant Costume Designer
Costume Assistant


Online Editor
First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Hair Stylist
Assistant Makeup Artist

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician


Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
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Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Red Epic Dragon
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
Every dog happens for a reason.
Filming Locations:
This will be the fifth time Josh Gad has done a voiceover performance for a major motion picture.

During the Corgi segment of the movie, the missing tail was humorous because Welsh Corgis are born with their tail naturally short or missing.

Prior to theatrical release, a controversy arose when a leaked footage surfaced and appeared to show a distressed dog being forcibly submerged into turbulent pool water during filming.
Filming Start Date:
17 Aug 2015