Rusty: A Dog's Tale

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Rusty: A Dog's Tale
DVD cover with US title
Directed by Shuki Levy
Jean-Yves Raimbaud
Produced by Shuki Levy
Haim Saban
Written by Shell Danielson
Shuki Levy

Hal Holbrook
Rue McClanahan
Laraine Newman
Charles Fleischer
Blake Foster
Rodney Dangerfield
Bobcat Goldthwait
Doug E. Doug
Suzanne Somers
Patrick Duffy

Animals were cared for and trained by Worldwide Movie Animals
Music by Inon Zur
Cinematography Frank Byers
Edited by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly
Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date
September 22, 1998 (1998-09-22)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rusty: A Dog's Tale (US video title: Rusty: The Great Rescue) is a 1998 family film directed by Shuki Levy and starring Hal Holbrook and Rue McClanahan.[1]


The film is about two orphans named Jory (Blake Foster) and Tess (Danielle Keaton). Their cousins Bart (Charles Fleischer) and Bertha (Laraine Newman) try to take them away from their grandparents because the two children have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog (Matthew Lawrence) decides to save them.

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Additional Voices


Of the film's 2006 re-release on DVD, Andre Dursin of The Aisle Seat offered that the film, a "very cute, impossible-to-dislike tele-film from Shuki Levy and Haim Saban easily trumps their more bombastic children’s fare (like the Power Rangers).[2]


  1. ^ "Rusty: The Great Rescue (1998)". New York Times. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  2. ^ Dursin, Andre (21 March 2006). "Rusty: The Great Rescue". The Aisle Seat. Retrieved 12 May 2010.

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