What You Need To Know:
(BB, V) Moral worldview; no foul language, but men wear clothespins on their nose as they use plunger on broken toilet and man gets dizzy and vomits; some very light slapstick comedy such as dogs smash fruit cart at fair; and, nothing else objectionable.
GENRE: Sports Comedy
AIR BUD SPIKES BACK is a wholesome continuation of the series about the dog who can play nearly any sport imaginable.
The video opens with young Noah coaching Buddy beautiful Golden Retriever, through an obstacle course, in preparation for an upcoming fair in Fernfield, the place “where everything is possible.” After racing through the obstacles in only 16 seconds, Buddy runs to school to fetch Andrea, Noah’s older sister. Buddy nearly gets run over by a truck driven by two losers posing as plumbers, who plan to steal a famous jewel that’s briefly on display at the local museum.
As Buddy reaches Andrea and her best friend, Tammy, it becomes clear that Andrea is very sad because Tammy and her family are moving to San Diego, Calif. Andrea eventually decides to earn money to visit Tammy by babysitting people’s pets. The dogs get loose one day, however, and end up smashing things up at the fair, so Andrea loses most of her money paying for the damages. Connor, the new boy next door, tells Andrea about a local upcoming volleyball tournament, where the prize is a trip to Malibu, Calif., just 90 minutes away from San Diego. The team is not very good, however, until Buddy shows up to play. The trip to California seems within reach, until the phony plumbers decide they need Buddy’s help in stealing the jewel.
AIR BUD SPIKES BACK is a cute children’s video that will appeal to youngsters, especially younger children who can relate to Noah, Andrea’s young brother, and animals. Also, Andrea works hard to earn her trip to California to visit her friend. She sets a good example for young teenagers, as does her new friend Connor.
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SUMMARY: AIR BUD SPIKES BACK is a wholesome continuation of the series about the dog who can play nearly any sport imaginable. In the story, Buddy and Andrea enter a volleyball tournament to earn a trip to visit Andrea’s friend, Tammy, but two crooks decide they need Buddy’s help in a jewel heist.