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Garfield (2004)

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Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

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Peter Hewitt (as Pete Hewitt)

Writers:

Jim Davis (comic strip "Garfield"), Joel Cohen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... Jon
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Liz
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Happy Chapman
Bill Murray ... Garfield (voice)
Evan Arnold ... Wendell
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Christopher Mello
Vanessa Campbell ... Miss Ace Hardware (as Vanessa Christelle)
Daamen J. Krall ... Announcer (as Daamen Krall)
Rufus Gifford Rufus Gifford ... Dog Owner #1
Randee Reicher ... Dog Owner #2
Ryan McKasson Ryan McKasson ... Dog Owner #3
Susan Moore Susan Moore ... Dog Owner #4
Eve Brent ... Mrs. Baker
Bill Hoag ... Roy the Lodge Member
Michael Monks ... Deputy Hopkins
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Storyline

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. Written by Mouse1177

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Hits The Big Screen On June 11... Whenever He Wants See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garfield: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,727,611, 13 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,369,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,804,534
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to an article in Premiere Magazine, much of Bill Murray's recording sessions were done aboard the boat he was occupying while filming The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) in Italy. Apparently, Murray wasn't impressed with the recordings he did while on land. See more »

Goofs

In the pound, the cat in the cage to Garfield's right changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Garfield: I hate Mondays.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there are still photos. See more »

Connections

Follows Garfield Goes Hollywood (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog
(1995)
Theme from the motion picture of the same name.
Music Written, Orchestrated and Conducted by John Scott
Courtesy of JOS Records
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25 October 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

All the years I've been a loyal reader of the Garfield comics, I never had the impression it's merely meant for kids. On the contrary, most of the dry humor and charismatic Garfield poses are difficult to 'get' for young children. And yet, the film completely aims for a youthful audience. I have no problem with a movie being pro-children, but this is exaggerated and hardly accessible for adult viewers. The movie totally lacks all the elements that make the comics so entertaining. Garfield's clever and sarcastic remarks, Jon's clumsy womanizing techniques… All this has been replaced with an unhealthy dose of feel-good messages and lame jokes. The computer engineered Garfield doesn't appeal and the other, real pets are badly chosen. The plot is standard-sentiment, with Garfield saving his new housemate puppy from a sneaky, fame-chasing TV host. Breckin Meyer (as Jon Arbuckle) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (as the yummy vet Liz) walk around without anything to do and Bill Murray voices Garfield like it's some sort of dire job he wants to get rid of asap. The first (long-awaited?) cinema adventure of everybody's favorite cat appears to be a quickly produced and unprofessional flick soon to be forgotten. Too bad, since you're left behind with the feeling they could have done something better with this.


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