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Cats And Dogs


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Release Date

2001 (India)
04 Jul 2001 (WorldWide)

Cats And Dogs Story

Cats & Dogs is an American family film. The film begins with the SUV of the Brody family pulling up to the house, with Mrs. Brody (Elizabeth Perkins) and her son Scott (Alexander Pollock) bringing in the groceries, and the family's Bloodhound named Buddy immediately starts giving chase after a cat.

Buddy follows the cat and pursues him through a neighbor's house, until he finds the cat lying dead on the street, obviously playing dead. The cat gets up and runs away, and a blue van pulls up and kidnaps Buddy.

An Anatolian Shepherd Dog named Butch (Alec Baldwin) watches from a window, then goes to his doghouse, pressing a blue button, which grants him access to a large techno-network, and tells an agent of Buddy's kidnap. At Intel HQ, the head dog receives the news about Buddy and orders the best agents to accomplish the mission and defeat the cat menace.

Meanwhile at a farm, a small group of Beagle puppies converse and make fun of a younger puppy (Tobey Maguire), who wants to be free. A group of young black Doberman puppies led by a large Doberman Pinscher force the Beagles to go underground as Mrs. Brody approaches. Mrs. Brody comes into the puppy pen, and the last beagle puppy comes out.

She decides to adopt him and takes him home, naming him Lou. She puts him outside to play and a golden bone attached to a balloon falls down. Lou goes near it, and Butch comes out and throws a stick at it, making it explode. Butch then takes Lou into Buddy's doghouse, and shows him the network that dog agents use, and takes him to meet some more agents: Peek (Joe Pantoliano) is a Chinese Crested Dog who works in an underground tube and has computers, radar, sonar, television, communications, satellite, thermal imaging systems, security cameras, and such.

Sam (Michael Clarke Duncan) is a comical Bearded Collie. Lou is also briefed on the origins of the war between cats and dogs, which apparently dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt. Meanwhile, Mr Tinkles (Sean Hayes), a white Persian cat plans to conquer the world by making all humans allergic to dogs with Mr. Brody (Jeff Goldblum)'s research on a cure for dog allergies.

He then tells Calico (Jon Lovitz) to send in the cat mercenaries he hired to steal the research.He sends in Devon Rex cat ninjas to steal the research but Lou managed to prevent them from stealing the research. Lou then meets a another agent dog named Ivy (Susan Sarandon). Mr Tinkles then orders Calico to send a Russian Blue kitten to steal the research. The Russian then frames Lou for pooing in the house with a ball containing dog feces.

He then places a bomb on the lab door. Butch and Lou manage to get into the house. Lou then distracts the Russian while Butch disables the bomb. But the Russian turns his attention on Butch and tries to kill him. Butch gets caught in a telephone wire but manages to escape and disables the bomb. But the Russian holds out a remote that will explode the bomb and laughs until the lab door hits him.The Russian is captured and interrogated.

The agent tells the gang that they pumped a few things out the Russian's stomach including a note written by Mr. Tinkles. while trying to decipher Mr.Tinkles location the dogs are unaware that the Brodys have been led into a trap and are kidnapped by the said cat. After receiving a video from the cat demanding Mr.Brody's research as a ransom, Lou gives in and brings Mr.Tinkles the research and is betrayed.

Butch manages to find the depressed Lou, and the two stage an ambush of Mr.Tinkles factory (where the latter plans to use mice to spread the now mass producd allergy to dogs). While Butch, Ivy, Peek, and Sam fight Twinkle's cat forces Lou frees the Brodys, and reveals he can speak only to discover Tinkles has made them allergic to dogs.

Lou and Twinkles then have a climactic battle resulting in a fire that traps Lou and Mr.Tinkles inside the burning factory. Butch manages to save them, but Lou is unresponsive. After a few heartful moments of sadness Lou awakens and all rejoice. Lou decides to be a normal dog and not an agent, while Mr.Tinkles is sent to live with women who dress him in ridiculous outfits.

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