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W. Bruce Cameron


A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home is a 2019 American family adventure film directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon, based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Cameron. 

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.

A Dog’s Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and those we love. This is a fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart that brilliantly speaks to the incredible power of love and resilience of spirit that tie us together--making it a perfect gift for everyone who's ever loved a dog.


Directed by Charles Martin Smith

Produced by Gavin Polone

Screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon

Based on A Dog's Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron


Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi and Bryce Dallas Howard

Music by Mychael Danna

Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.

Edited by Debra Neil-Fisher, David S. Clark and Sabrina Plisco

Production companies: Columbia Pictures, Bona Film Group and Pariah

Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing

Released January 11, 2019 (United States)

Running time 96 minutes

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