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''Dogs Playing Poker: The Movie''

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With Lionsgate’s recent announcement that it’s making a movie based on Thomas Kinkade’s feel-good painting ”The Christmas Cottage,” we decided to conjure up our own mall-art-inspired caper.

THE PITCH
Snow Dogs meets Ocean’s Eleven

THE CAST
Happy from 7th Heaven, Hooch of Turner & Hooch, Lady and the Tramp‘s Lady, and Cuba Gooding Jr.

THE PLOT
Alaskan dogsled champ Max (Happy) has led his team to world victory for a decade. But he’s harboring a dark secret: At night, he haunts an underground poker ring. Drowning in gambling debt, the pooch skips town to elude a kingpin’s thugs (Gooding, Hooch). So Max hightails it to Las Vegas, where he reconnects with an old canine flame — the fetching cocktail waitress-turned-croupier Lola (Lady) — and recruits her for his crazy scheme to fix the World Series of Poker.

THE TAGLINE
”The dog days of summer just got hotter!”

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