Snow Dogs is a 2002 live-action feature film that was released in the United States on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Brian Levant, and stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. and James Coburn. The story is suggested by the book Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen.
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Theodore "Ted" Brooks (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is a dentist from Miami, Florida, whose picture appears on city buses, in advertisements promoting his dental practice. When he receives a letter from Alaska one day naming him as the only heir of a Lucy Watkins, his mother reveals that he is adopted. Brooks travels to the fictional village of Tolketna to claim his inheritance left by his biological mother — seven Siberian Huskies and a Border Collie — and discovers his roots. Totally out of his element, he has to face challenges he has never dreamed of: blizzards, thin ice, an intimidating, crusty old mountain man called Thunder Jack Johnson (James Coburn), and the aggressive, defiant lead dog, Demon. All of this happens with the buzzing excitement of the Arctic Challenge Sled Dog Race which is only two weeks away.
During his stay in Tolketna, Brooks tries to find the reason he was given up for adoption, including any information about his father. Ted meets a bar owner named Barb who was a friend of his late birth mother Lucy. She helps Ted deal with the dogs and teaches him how to drive a sled, and falls in love with him during the course of the movie. Ted continues to encounter Thunder Jack, who wants all of his late mother's sled dogs, especially Demon. Eventually, Brooks learns from Barb that Thunder Jack is his real father. Brooks feels that the truth is worth the dogs themselves, and trades them to Thunder Jack. Jack tells Ted that he and Lucy stayed in a cave during one of the Arctic Challenges. It is there that Ted was conceived. The next morning, when Thunder Jack woke up, Lucy was gone. Thunder Jack says he looked for Lucy but never found her. Lucy gave Ted up for adoption.
With Demon, Thunder Jack takes part in the Arctic Challenge Race, but is unable to finish it because of a huge snowstorm. Meanwhile, Brooks, who just returned to Miami, learns that his personal journey to Alaska is not yet finished. Infuriated by evidence found proving that Thunder Jack was at the hospital when he was born, Brooks returns to Alaska to look for answers. When he learns of the missing musher and his team, Brooks feels that this may be the opportunity to save a man, and perhaps find out the whole truth once and for all. Brooks sets out to rescue his father, with Nana as the lead dog. He finds Thunder Jack in the old cave, who confirms that he had been there when Ted was born. Thunder Jack reveals that they agreed then that neither one of them could raise a baby, and confesses his love for Lucy. Brooks finds out the reason for Demon's bad temper is the pain caused by a bad tooth. He pulls it out and Demon becomes a friendly dog. During the journey back, the sled nearly goes over a cliff into a river, but the dogs managed pull it back up. Brooks finally brings Thunder Jack across the finish line. After Brooks introduces Thunder Jack to his adoptive mother, the two men decide to share their trophy together.
Sometime later, Brooks and Barb get married and Nana and Demon have four puppies. Now having grown to love the region, Brooks moves his practice to it with Barb, who is pregnant as his secretary. The film ends when Brooks' adoptive cousin, Rupert, becomes the new famous Miami dentist with his face on every city bus.
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