Every dog happens for a reason

"With each new life I was learning a new lesson."

Bailey

A Dog’s Purpose

Release Date: January 27, 2017

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Hundred-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, John Ortiz, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton and Pooch Hall.

A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone. The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media is executive produced by Alan Blomquist and Mark Sourian.

The story of Bailey and Ethan is continued in the sequel, A Dog's Journey (2019).

About the Film

A Dog’s Purpose (2017) Movie Poster
A Dog’s Purpose (2017) Movie Poster
A Dog’s Purpose (2017) Movie Poster
A Dog’s Purpose (2017) Movie Poster
A Dog’s Purpose (2017) Movie Poster
A Dog’s Purpose (2017) Movie Poster

About the Film

CAST
  • DENNIS QUAID,
  • BRITT ROBERTSON,
  • K.J. APA,
  • JOHN ORTIZ,
  • JULIET RYLANCE,
  • LUKE KIRBY,
  • PEGGY LIPTON,
  • POOCH HALL,
  • JOSH GAD
DIRECTOR
  • LASSE HALLSTRÖM
SCREENWRITERS
  • W. BRUCE CAMERON & CATHRYN MICHON,
  • AUDREY WELLS,
  • MAYA FORBES & WALLY WOLODARSKY,
  • BASED ON THE BOOK BY W. BRUCE CAMERON
PRODUCERS
  • GAVIN POLONE
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • TERRY STACEY
PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • MICHAEL CARLIN
COSTUMES
  • SHAY SANDELLS
EDITOR
  • ROBERT LEIGHTON
COMPOSER
  • RACHEL PORTMAN