Air Bud


1h 37m 1997

Brief Synopsis

After his father's death, 12-year-old Josh moves to Washington state. Josh is very shy and afraid to try out for the basketball team until he meets a golden retriever named Buddy who can score baskets. Both Josh and Buddy eventually make the team, creating a sensation until Buddy's former owner, Norm Snively, comes along to cash in on the dog's celebrity. Josh and Buddy must stay one step ahead of Snively to rally the team to a state championship.

Film Details

Also Known As
Air Bud - Buddy star des paniers
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Sports
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
MALOFILM GROUP/WALT DISNEY STUDIOS DISTRIBUTION
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

After his father's death, 12-year-old Josh moves to Washington state. Josh is very shy and afraid to try out for the basketball team until he meets a golden retriever named Buddy who can score baskets. Both Josh and Buddy eventually make the team, creating a sensation until Buddy's former owner, Norm Snively, comes along to cash in on the dog's celebrity. Josh and Buddy must stay one step ahead of Snively to rally the team to a state championship.

Crew

Marina Adam

Sound Editing

Sheenah Andrews

Production Coordinator

Isabel Angeles

Post-Production Accountant

David Armstong

Other

Scott Ateah

Stunt Coordinator

Leslie Ayers

Office Assistant

James Balla

Construction

Brent Ballard

Grip

Robert Beattie

Finance Manager

Philip Beer

Stand-In

Kevin Blake

Best Boy

Jimmy Broyden

Stunts

Bert Bush

Negative Cutting

Pat Caird

Music Editor

David Camerone

Key Grip

Bob Carson

On-Set Dresser

Marc Chaisson

Dialogue Editor

Andrew Chamberlayne

Special Effects Coordinator

David Chiasson

Set Decorator

Brady Clarke

Post-Production Assistant

Brady Clarke

Location Casting

Ryan Clarke

Assistant Editor

Debbie Coe

Animal Trainer

Dave Conway

Construction

Diana Conway

Assistant Set Decorator

Glen Alan Coughlin

Post-Production Sound

Andre Coulombe

Driver

Cathy Craig

Craft Service

Ora Crutcher

Craft Service

Steve Culp

Other

Gord Currie

Effects Assistant

Bobby Darin

Song

Drew David

Best Boy Grip

Megan Davis

Consultant

Mel Davis

Consultant

Pat Day

Assistant Engineer

Philip N Day

Construction

Rob Dewitt

Camera Trainee

Kevin Dicicco

Other

Kevin Dicicco

Characters As Source Material

John Dines

Other

Robert E Dohrendorf

Other

Glen Dreher

Other

Jason Dryden

Other

John Dryden

Driver

Dana Dube

Animal Services

Richard Eagan

Camera Assistant

Abra Edelman

Casting

Kendelle Elliott

Props Assistant

Todd Elyzen

Gaffer

Rob Eubanks

Assistant Engineer

Adrian Fisher

Special Effects

James Fonnyadt

Sound Effects

Joann Fowler

Makeup Artist

Greg Fox

Assistant Camera Operator

Eric Fraser

Art Director

David Frazee

Director Of Photography

Michael Gazetas

Assistant Location Manager

John Genzel

Finance Manager

John Genzel

Special Thanks To

Tinia Gleave

Craft Service

Elisa Goodman

Casting

Alison Grace

Editor

Derek Grieves

Dolly Grip

David Halliday

Transportation Captain

Kim Hamin

Painter

Troy Hansen

On-Set Dresser

Jayson Hardie

Other

Stephen Hart

Foley Recordist

Pierre Henry

Assistant Director

Kelly Herron

Assistant Editor

Brook M Hewlett

Grip

Kharen Hill

Photography

Megan Hill

Caterer

Naomi Hirano

Makeup Assistant

Kelsey Howard

Assistant Director

Kim Howey

Stunts

Kerry Hsu

Assistant Director

Ruth Huddleston

Sound Mixer

Bev Hutter

Location Scout

Kristine Hyatt

Wardrobe

Phillip Jones

Special Effects Coordinator

James A. Jusko

Associate Producer

Herminio Kam

Other

Tom Kane

Security

Stanley Kastner

Rerecording

Dan Keeler

Special Effects

Avram Kipper

Other

Susan Lambie

Script Supervisor

Randall Lee

Other

Michael A Legree

Grip

Samuel Lehmer

Rerecording

Julia Leiterman

Other

Charles Leitrants

Construction Coordinator

Spencer Louttit

On-Set Dresser

Paul Macey

Rigging Gaffer

Stephen Maier

Assistant Camera Operator

Greg Malcolm

Post-Production Supervisor

Darren Marcoux

Special Effects Coordinator

Chuck Martin

Special Thanks To

Rod Mcdonald

Driver

Aaron Mendelsohn

Screenplay

Chris Michie

Camera Assistant

Greg Milton

Location Casting

Shevaune Monro

Production Assistant

Roland Montrose

Transportation Coordinator

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Dwayne Morgan

Props Assistant

Jean Murray

Song

Martin Nielsen

Consultant

Heide O'cleary

Assistant Production Accountant

Charles O'shea

Boom Operator

Gilbert O'sullivan

Song Performer

Gilbert O'sullivan

Song

John O'toole

Driver

John Pantages

Other

Rick Partlow

Foley Artist

Carloyn Pavelick

Assistant Costume Designer

Don Pearson

Construction

Donald Pearson

Music Conductor

John Penhall

Assistant Director

Jason Pielak

Post-Production Assistant

Michael Potkins

Line Producer

Mark Poyser

Other

Robert Pratt

Storyboard Artist

Jan Reeves

Other

Ritch Renaud

Location Manager

Zina Richardson

Costumes

Frank Rinella

Foley

Peter Roerk

Post-Production Assistant

Chris Rumak

Other

James Ruttan

Production Assistant

Dorothy Sabe

Other

David Sabee

Music Contractor

Raul Sanchez Inglis

Assistant

Heather Sandvold

Stand-In

Rachel Santoy

Music

Sandra Schultz

Sound Editing

David Segerts

On-Set Dresser

Duane Shearer

Driver

Bill Sheppard

Sound Supervisor

Andrea Simpson

Hair Stylist

Judy Siver

Other

Michael Siver

Other

Audrey Skalbania

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Brad Smith

Grip

Steven Smith

Other

Nancy Sorge

Assistant Director

Salvatore Sortino

Other

Vicki Sotheran

Assistant

Mike Southon

Director Of Photography

Kent Sparling

Post-Production Assistant

Daniel Sperry

Consultant

Kim Steer

Titles

Don Stenstrom

Hair

Jana Stern

Costume Designer

Bill Stewart

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Strange

Executive Producer

Isaac Strozberg

Sound Effects

Tamara Susik

On-Set Dresser

Peter Sysdev

Other

Paul Tamasy

Screenplay

R Neil Thompson

Post-Production Assistant

Christina Toy

Assistant Production Coordinator

Christina Toy

Location Casting

Gary Trigg

Security

Kerry Uchida

Sound Effects

Grant Van Der Slagt

Assistant Art Director

Richard Vanderkuip

Wrangler

Grant Vetters

Assistant Production Coordinator

Anne Vince

Executive Producer

Robert Vince

Producer

William Vince

Producer

Luke Waidman

Stunts

Sandy Walker

Props Buyer

Ric Walkington

Property Master

Ric Walkington

Post-Production Supervisor

Carie Wallis

Location Scout

Owen Walstrom

Stunts

John Wardlow

Stunts

Keith Wardlow

Stunts

William Waring

Camera Operator

William Waring

Director Of Photography

Scott Watson

Post-Production Coordinator

Nina Watts

Craft Service

Bob Weinstein

Executive Producer

Harvey Weinstein

Executive Producer

Brahm Wenger

Music

Joseph Pollard White

Music Conductor

Elizabeth Wilcox

Production Designer

Meita Winkler

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Air Bud - Buddy star des paniers
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Sports
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
MALOFILM GROUP/WALT DISNEY STUDIOS DISTRIBUTION
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Articles

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 1, 1997

Released in United States on Video December 23, 1997

Completed shooting December 1, 1996.

Began shooting October 29, 1996.

Released in United States Summer August 1, 1997

Released in United States on Video December 23, 1997