Rover Dangerfield (1991)

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Rover, a street-smart dog owned by a Las Vegas showgirl is dumped off Hoover Dam by the showgirl's boyfriend. Rather than drowning, Rover winds up in your basic idyllic farm in a classic city-boy-in-country shtick.

"Rover Dangerfield", launched in 1991, is an American animated musical comedy film starring the voice of renowned comedian Rodney Dangerfield as the titular character - a streetwise Las Vegas show pet called Rover. The film was directed by Jim George and Bob Seeley and was co-written by Dangerfield himself, who also produced the film. The movie boasts a range of vibrant and fascinating characters and delivers amusing, heartwarming, and ultimately family-friendly home entertainment.

Plot Overview
Rover, a wisecracking dog, resides in Las Vegas with his owner, Connie, a showgirl. Living a life filled with glamour and enjoyment, Rover invests his days breaking jokes and lovely everybody he satisfies. However, his life takes a sudden turn when Connie's boyfriend, Rocky, a dangerous mobster, loses a bet. Not able to take his anger out on Connie, Rocky instead sets his sights on her cherished animal.

Rocky abducts Rover, placing him in a bag and tossing it over the Hoover Dam. Luckily, Rover manages to leave the bag and embarks on a tumultuous journey down the river, ultimately winding up in a farmer's truck bound for a little farming town. Here, we witness a shift in Rover's character as he finds out the joys and challenges that include living a simpler life on a farm.

Rover satisfies a group of farm canines, led by a senior and stern pet named Duke, who is skeptical of the brand-new arrival. As he starts to adapt to his brand-new environments, Rover forms friendships with other animals, consisting of a smart turkey called Raffles, and a lovely love interest for Rover, Daisy, a gorgeous collie who wins his heart.

Conflict and Growth
Life on the farm features its own set of difficulties. Rover's flamboyance and city methods are met some resistance. Duke and other farm pets are initially doubtful about Rover's capabilities, which are put to the test when he is asked to herd cows and safeguard the farm animals from a pack of vicious wolves.

While things do not go smoothly for Rover in the beginning, his strength and wit show to be important. He manages to ward off the wolves and eventually gets the respect of Duke and the other stock. Rover teaches everybody that there is more to life than the farm and their ordinary lives, while he himself finds out the value of hard work, loyalty, and friendship.

Go Back To Las Vegas
Rover's paradise on the farm takes a twist when a news report exposes he had actually been kidnapped and presumed dead. Connie, thinking that Rocky had killed her cherished animal, has actually ended her relationship with the mobster. Knowing this, Rover chooses he needs to go back to Las Vegas to reunite with his owner and guarantee her safety. He bids a heartfelt bye-bye to his newly found good friends and sets off on his journey back to the city.

Upon his go back to Las Vegas, Rover discovers himself and Connie in a dire situation, as they are pursued by a hazardous and vengeful Rocky. However, Rover once more demonstrates his growth during his time on the farm. He fearlessly deals with the mobster and, with the assistance of his farm friends, manages to bring Rocky to justice.

"Rover Dangerfield" is a feel-good animated movie that is chalked loaded with humor, action, and life lessons. It shows the journey of a street-savvy dog who transforms through his experiences and accepts the simplicity and appeal of life on the farm. The heartwarming tale emphasizes the value of relationship, loyalty, and standing up for what is right, making it a delightful film for audiences of all ages.

Top Cast

  • Rodney Dangerfield (small)
    Rodney Dangerfield
    Rover (voice)
  • Ronnie Schell (small)
    Ronnie Schell
    Eddie (voice)
  • Ned Luke (small)
    Ned Luke
    Raffles (voice)
  • Susan Boyd (small)
    Susan Boyd
    Daisy (voice)
  • Sal Landi (small)
    Sal Landi
    Rocky (voice)
  • Shawn Southwick (small)
    Shawn Southwick
    Connie (voice)
  • Gregg Berger (small)
    Gregg Berger
    Cal (voice)
  • Dana Hill (small)
    Dana Hill
    Danny (voice)
  • Tress MacNeille (small)
    Tress MacNeille
    Queenie / Turkey / Dance Girl / Hen (voice)
  • Lara Cody (small)
    Lara Cody
    Gigi / Dance Girl / Sheep (voice)
  • Michael Sheehan
    Sheep (voice)