My boys and I watched Russell Madness recently. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my dad blog. The movie is about a dog that can wrestle. The film is light and entertaining. My six-year old son thought the movie was cute and funny, but my 11-year old boy laughed his head off. He likes sophomoric comedy. Russell Madness (giveaway) is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn five things about the film.
Five Things About Russell Madness
It’s a story about a dog that can wrestle
Russell Madness is about a dog named Russell. The story starts off in a pet store. Russell wants to be adopted, but no one wants him because he has a habit of peeing on everyone. Russell eventually escapes and makes his way to the Ferraros. The family recently inherited a wrestling ring. One night, Russell ends up in the ring and defeats a bully. Someone filmed the match and Russell becomes a YouTube sensation.
A monkey steals the scenes
One of the main characters in Russell Madness is Hunk the monkey. Russell is cute, but Hunk is my kids’ favorite character in the film. BTW, Hunk can talk to humans. Here’s the weird thing. Russell can talk too, but only to the monkey and other dogs. He can’t talk to people.
Cliff from Cheers is the bad guy
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Cheers so I almost didn’t recognize Cliff in the movie. John Ratzenberger played the part of Mick Vaughn. He’s the bad guy in the film. Russell Madness also featured Mason Vale Cotton (Max), Fred Willard (TJ), Mckenna Grace (Lena), Charles Robinson (Mike), David Milchard (Nate), John Hennigan (The Hammer), Sean Giambrone (voice of Russell), Will Sasso (voice of Hunk), James Crescenzo (Maximiliano), Tatiana Gudegast (Clare), Nicholas Harrison (Dieter Das Mountain), Randy Lee (The Mongol), and Denise Jones (Bernadette Olsen). Russell Madness was directed by Robert Vince.
Russell Madness is rated PG
The movie is rated PG for some rude humor and sports action. The film is fine for everyone, but it does involve a dog peeing on people multiple times.
The film includes special features
In addition to the film on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD (Ultraviolet), Russell Madness includes some special features:
- Hilarious Gag Reel
- Raising the Woof: Training Russell
- Five Little Monkeys Sing-Along
More info: Russell Madness Blu-ray