The Shaggy Dog

Rated 1.0

A workaholic district attorney (Tim Allen) neglects his wife and kids (Kristin Davis, Zena Grey and Spencer Breslin) until a bite from a sheepdog stolen from a Tibetan monastery turns him into a dog himself. Then, hanging around the family, which figures he’s a new pet, he sees what he’s been missing. Meanwhile, at a pharmaceutical company, a mad scientist (Robert Downey Jr.) is experimenting with the original dog, turning out cockamamie canine mutations—half-snake, half-dog; half-chimp, half-dog; half-frog … and so on. Five writers (Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Geoff Rodkey, Jack Amiel and Michael Begler) threw everything they could think of against the wall, hoping some of it would stick, but nothing did. But boy, it sure piled up on the floor and stunk up the place. Brian Robbins is credited with directing.