Rex, Hollywood's top-grossing canine, is
known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like
demeanor. His perks package, rivaling that of any A-list
celebrity, includes Kobe beef, a poodle harem, and a diamond
Rex’s luck – and Hollywood high life – runs out while
shooting a commercial; an aerial stunt goes awry, leading
Rex’s handlers to presume he’s dead. But Rex is merely lost
– alone, filthy and unrecognizable in an unfamiliar city.
Chased by animal control, he takes refuge in grubby
abandoned lofts, a far cry from his former luxurious
Shane Fahey (Josh Hutcherson), a bright but rebellious
12-year-old, has exasperated his father Connor (Bruce
Greenwood) for the umpteenth time. A single parent and
captain of the rundown inner city fire station known as
Dogpatch, Connor is charged with inspiring the sad-sack
company: veteran and firehouse cook Joe Musto (Bill Nunn),
the super-fit and strong-willed mother hen Pepita “Pep”
Clemente (Mayte Garcia), the exhausted family-man Lionel
Bradford (Scotch Ellis Loring), and the calendar-worthy
rookie Terence Kahn (Teddy Sears). The team is still coping
with the recent loss of their former captain, Connor’s
brother. Shane is also troubled by his uncle’s death, and
he’s been acting out by ditching school.
As Connor reprimands Shane for his unruly behavior, Dogpatch
gets a call to put out a blaze tearing through the lofts
where Rex has been hiding Trapped on the loft’s burning
roof, Rex makes a death-defying leap and is rescued by
Connor. Once they are safe on the ground, Shane is tasked
with finding the mutt’s owner.
The pompous, fastidious Rex and the troubled, messy Shane
immediately clash. Unaware of Rex’s true identity, Shane
becomes his reluctant new master. But his attitude changes
when he discovers Rex’s spectacular skills, which the
firefighters put to use during rescue calls.
Inspired by the dog’s talent and courage, Dogpatch makes Rex
its mascot. It’s just the boost the company needs – and what
Shane and Connor need to help bring them together. But Rex’s
fame has drawn the attention of his Hollywood handlers who
want him back – while father and son face a deadly challenge
from an unexpected source.
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