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Rusty: A Dog's Tale
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Directed by Shuki Levy
Produced by Shuki Levy
Haim Saban
Written by Shell Danielson
Shuki Levy
Starring Hal Holbrook
Rue McClanahan
Laraine Newman
Charles Fleischer
Blake Foster
Rodney Dangerfield
Bobcat Goldthwait
Doug E. Doug
Suzanne Somers
Patrick Duffy Animals were cared for and trained by Worldwide Movie Animals
Music by Inon Zur
Cinematography Frank Byers
Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly
Studio Saban Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date(s) September 22, 1998 (1998-09-22)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rusty: A Dog's Tale (Known as Rusty: The Great Rescue on Home Video) is a 1998 family film directed by Shuki Levy and starring Hal Holbrook and Rue McClanahan. The movie was produced by Saban Entertainment and distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment under the CBS/Fox Video label.


The film is about two orphans named Jory (Blake Foster) and Tess (Danielle Keaton). Their cousins Bart (Charles Fleischer) and Bertha (Laraine Newman) try to take them away from their grandparents (Hal Holbrook and Rue McClanahan) because the two children have trust funds from their late parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog (Matthew Lawrence) decides to save them.

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