A Dog's Purpose Movie

Every dog happens for a reason.

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The story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Who's Involved:

Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, John Ortiz, Luke Kirby, Gavin Polone, Alan Blomquist, Britt Robertson, Lasse Hallstrom, Audrey Wells, Pooch Hall, Mark Sourian, Juliet Rylance, K.J. Apa, Peggy Lipton, Lauren Pfeiffer

Release Date:

Friday, January 27, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: Who's making A Dog's Purpose

A look at the A Dog's Purpose behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Lasse Hallstrom last directed The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and The Hundred-Foot Journey. The film's writer Audrey Wells last wrote The Hate U Give and The Smurfs.


Audrey Wells


Gavin Polone
Mark Sourian

Production Companies

Amblin Entertainment

DreamWorks Studios (Former)

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Key Facts

  1. Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron.

Filming Timeline

On or about October 11, 2016, the film was in Completed status.

On or about December 18, 2015, the film was in Post-Production status.

Principal photography began on August 17, 2015 and wrapped in November 2015.

On or about May 9, 2015, the film was in Development status.

On or about October 21, 2010, the film was in Development status.

A Dog's Purpose Release Date: When was it released?

A Dog's Purpose was released in 2017 on Friday, January 27, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Moana, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Gold.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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