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Chestnut: Hero of Central Park
Directed by Robert Vince
Produced by Robert Vince
Anna McRoberts
Wolfgang Esenwein
Written by Anna McRoberts
Anne Vince
Starring Makenzie Vega
Abigail Breslin
Barry Bostwick
Christine Tucci
Irene Olga López
Justin Louis
Music by Brahm Wenger
Cinematography Arthur E. Cooper
Editing by Jason Pielak
Studio Keystone Entertainment
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) October 21, 2004 (2004-10-21)
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6.7 million
Money made $10 million

Chestnut: Hero of Central Park is a 2004 Canadian-American family film, starring Makenzie Vega, Abigail Breslin, Christine Tucci, Justin Louis, Tony Alcantar, Irene Olga López, Ethan Phillips, Irene Karas, Barry Bostwick and directed by Robert Vince, about a Great Dane who is adopted by two orphan girls in this heartwarming family film. The girls' new parents don't know about the loveable mutt however, and the film revolves around the inventive ways he is kept hidden from his new owners.


Soon after being taken in by a loving new mother and father (Mr Matt Tomeley and Mrs Laura Tomley), two young former orphans (Sal and Ray) do their best to keep their furry, four-legged friend — a loveable Great Dane named Chestnut — a secret from their adoptive parents and save him from a grim fate at the city pound, where he would certainly be euthanized.


  • Makenzie Vega as Sal
  • Abigail Breslin as Ray
  • Barry Bostwick as Thomas Trundle
  • Christine Tucci as Laura Tomley
  • Irene Olga López as Rosa Maria
  • Justin Louis as Matt Tomley
  • Ethan Phillips as Marty
  • Maurice Godin as Wesley
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