The 6 ain't friendly but it's where I lay up

At the American Film Market:

Dogs are having their day, between Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon, Army Dog starring AFM staple Casper Van Dien, Guard Dog, and Dude, Where's My Dog?, about an invisible pooch.

"Dog movies sell great," one seller told me between sips of 6PM wine outside his company's suite. "Unless the dog dies."

How lucky we are to live in a world with not one, not two, but THREE films about invisible dogs.

The dog in Guard Dog is also invisible, as it is figuratively GOD.

Nine year-old Chance Watson is lying, cheating, stealing, and flunking out of school. Then, one night, a wonderful, magical sheepdog appears and promises to make his dreams come true, if he can follow "The Rules."

• I'm your dog. You can't have any other dogs, and you have to love me.
• Rest is important.
• No lying.
• No stealing.
• No cheating.
• Do what your parents tell you to do.
• No killing – not even people's dreams or hopes.
• No being jealous of other people's stuff. Learn to share.
• The way people look has nothing to do with whom they are inside.
• Forgive those who hurt you.

At a school board meeting the parents are engaged in a debate on the issue of the invisible dog. Some say the lessons are wonderful and the kids are benefitting from them, others insist they are based on the ranting of a delusional boy and should be banned.

She asks her brother if he ever sees Abba any more. He answers, "I don't have to. I know he's always there."

Guard Dog was produced by magician Lance Burton.

Rory: Robot dog.
Jon: Yes. C.H.O.M.P.S.
Rory: Ninja dog.
Jon: No.
Rory: Vampire dog.
Jon: Yes. Vampire Dog.
Rory: Zombie dog.
Jon: Yes. Pet Sematary 2.
Rory: Shark dog.
Jon: No. Well, Eek! the Cat

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