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Air Bud: Spikes Back
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Directed by Mike Southon
Produced by Anna McRoberts
Robert Vince
Screenplay by Anne Vince
Anna McRoberts
Story by Robert Vince
Starring Katija Pevec
Jake D. Smith
Tyler Boissonnault
Edie McClurg
Cynthia Stevenson
Music by Brahm Wenger
Cinematography Mike Southon
Editing by Kelly Herron
Jason Pielak
Studio Keystone Family Pictures
Dimension Films
Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release date(s) June 24, 2003
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million

Air Bud: Spikes Back (also known as Air Bud 5) is a 2003 direct to video film directed by Mike Southon. It is the fifth and final film in the original Air Bud series. The film series itself was followed by a spin-off series: the Air Buddies franchise. It was the only Air Bud movie not to include Kevin Zegers. It was released on June 24, 2003.


In Disney's fifth installment to the franchise, Buddy finds that he also has the uncanny ability to play volleyball. Throughout this experience he and a talking parrot stop some crooks named Doug and Gordon. Andrea attempts to earn money to fly out to California to visit Tammy after her family must move there. Josh has decided to play football at college for the summer instead of returning home for summer vacation.


  • Katija Pevec as Andrea Framm
  • Jake D. Smith as Noah Sullivan
  • Tyler Boissonnault as Connor
  • Cynthia Stevenson as Jackie Framm Sullivan
  • Edie McClurg as Gram Gram
  • Alf Humphreys as Dr. Patrick Sullivan
  • Chantal Strand as Tammy
  • C. Ernst Harth as Phil
  • Ellen Kennedy as Wilma
  • Patrick Cranshaw as Sheriff Bob
  • Nancy Robertson as Principal Pickle
  • Doug Funk as Mailman Phil
  • Rob Tinkler as Doug
  • Malcolm Scott as Gordon
  • Brian Dobson as Polly
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