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The Stray (2017)

PG | | Drama, Family | 6 October 2017 (USA)
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The story of how a stray dog, Pluto, comes out of nowhere and impacts the Davis family, who are struggling in many ways. In just a short time, Pluto the Wonderdog manages to save a toddler,... See full summary »


Mitch Davis





Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cassidy ... Mitch Davis
Sarah Lancaster ... Michelle Davis
Connor Corum ... Christian Davis
Pluto Pluto ... Shiloh
Eliza de Azevedo Brown Eliza de Azevedo Brown ... Rachel Davis (as Eliza Brown)
Frida Davis Frida Davis ... Kinsey Davis
Brennin Williams Brennin Williams ... Smitty Smith (as Brennan Williams)
Enoch Ellis ... Clark LaCouture
Scott Christopher ... Dave Smith
Jacque Gray ... Misti Smith
Scott McLean Scott McLean ... Jeffrey
Cory Dangerfield ... Rod
Parker Davis ... Pizza Judd
Mike Davis Mike Davis ... Mr. C
Dylan Mitchell Dylan Mitchell ... Bradley


The story of how a stray dog, Pluto, comes out of nowhere and impacts the Davis family, who are struggling in many ways. In just a short time, Pluto the Wonderdog manages to save a toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year old boy, help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog - he is a guardian angel.

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One dog can change everything.


Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including a perilous situation. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pluto - Ein Schutzengel auf vier Pfoten See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$596,547, 8 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,579,440, 14 December 2017
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Mitch is carrying Pluto, it's obviously not Pluto. See more »


References Baywatch (1989) See more »

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Filmed in Utah not Colorado.
9 October 2017 | by blue-7See all my reviews

Several reviews that I have read comment on how beautiful T. C. Christensen's camera work makes Colorado look without realizing that THE STRAY was filmed in Utah. That's okay though as Utah has stood in for many spots in the world and even outer space. THE STRAY is a fine family film based on the actual experience of the director. I thoroughly enjoyed it while my wife found it to be a little slow. The acting is fine and the dog delightful. I would think that dog lovers will enjoy the film and will agree that the right dog can be life changing. The above was written after seeing the film in the theater. Just finished watching the Blu-ray and was even more impressed with the stunning cinematography. Michael Cassidy and Sarah Lancaster are especially good as a husband and wife who are trying to find the right balance for their life together and their children. Knowing that this is a true story of the film's director (Mitch Davis) adds a special dimension to the film. I can certainly identify with the effect that a dog can have on a family as one recently came into my families life and has been a wonderful influence to us.

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