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"He's boldly going where no house pet has ever gone before."
  • G
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 6.1  (1,992)

Napoleon, released in 1995, is a heartwarming movie about a pet golden retriever named Napoleon who learns how to communicate with humans through sign language. The movie revolves around a deaf boy named Michael (played by Jamie Croft), who is struggling to adjust to life in a new town along with his mom and stepfather. On their first day at their new home, Michael meets Napoleon, who has been abandoned by his previous owners and is wandering aimlessly on the streets.

Initially, Michael is hesitant to befriend Napoleon, but soon he realizes that the dog is also deaf and communicates through sign language. Thanks to his mother's training as a sign language interpreter, Michael is able to teach Napoleon new signs and the two quickly become inseparable. They roam around the town, play games, and even solve a mystery together.

The story takes a dramatic turn when Napoleon is accused of biting a girl, and Michael is left with the task of proving his innocence. With the help of his best friend and his stepfather, who also happens to be a lawyer, Michael sets out on a mission to clear Napoleon's name. The journey leads them to a corrupt mayor, a vet with a strange obsession with dogs, and a tense climax in which Michael puts his life in danger to save Napoleon.

The movie is a perfect blend of a heartwarming pet story and a family-friendly drama, with enough surprises and twists to keep the audience engaged. Jamie Croft delivers a powerful performance as the deaf boy struggling to fit in, while Philip Quast and Susan Lyons add depth and complexity to their supporting roles. But it's clearly Napoleon who steals the show, with his adorable expressions and unwavering loyalty to Michael.

Apart from the engaging storyline and the lovable characters, what sets Napoleon apart is its use of sign language as a means of communication. The movie sheds light on the challenges faced by deaf people in a hearing world, and how technology can help bridge the gap. While the portrayal of sign language may not be completely accurate, it's heartening to see a mainstream movie attempt to bring this language into the spotlight.

Overall, Napoleon is a feel-good movie that will leave you with a smile on your face long after the credits have rolled. It's a must-watch for pet lovers, families, and anyone who enjoys a good underdog story. So, grab your tissues and snuggle up with your furry friend for a heartwarming cinematic experience.

Napoleon is a 1997 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 21 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (1,992)