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Chicago, Illinois

The little-known world of wiener-dog racing is investigated with humor and charm in a film that appears to have (ahem) legs, based on the ecstatic audience response generated by its numerous festival screenings around the US. Reservations by animal right activists can't dim the enthusiasm of trophy-minded humans for racing their impossibly cute (and unbelievably fast!) tubular canines. Canadian director and former standup comic Shane McDougall catches it all: the legendary rivalry between Noodles and Pretzel, the personalities, the politics, the butt-sniffing camaraderie and even the allegations of rigging, for one doggone good time.

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Added by CHCGODuke on April 27, 2009

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