Heartwarming / Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

  • When Shadow decides to leave and find Peter. The dialogue combined with the delivery and the background music is just too much.
    Shadow: Something's really wrong.
    Chance: Wake up and smell the kibble, they dumped us!
    Shadow: No, it isn't true!
    Chance: They love you and they dump you.
    Shadow: Not Peter!
    Sassy: You're right, Shadow. It's been too much time, way too much time.
    Shadow: Something is keeping Peter from coming to me, so I'm going to go to him.
    Chance: You guys kill me; she locked the gate, remember?
    Shadow: I don't care about gates. (looks over towards barrels next to the gate, and gets up) I'm going home.
    Sassy: What?
    Chance: (lifts head up) What did he say? (sees Shadow leap up on the barrels and over the gate) No... way.
  • The trio reuniting with their family.
    • Shadow reuniting with Peter.
      • Can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h4hkn_9Be8
      • The line "Peter, I worried about you so!" just piles on the emotion. Here Shadow is limping and having gone through an incredible ordeal and he says he was worried (although Peter was worried about Shadow too.)
  • Shadow's speech about why dogs attach themselves to humans:
    Shadow: ...I shouldn't have made her come.
    Chance: It's not your fault, she wanted to come.
    Shadow: But it's my responsibility. I had a responsibility to Sassy, to love her and protect her. The same as I have to you... and to Peter. And the same as you have to Jamie.
    Chance: But we didn't ask for this job.
    Shadow: We didn't have to. It's built in. Has been ever since the dawn of time, when a few wild dogs took it upon themselves to watch over man — to bark when he's in danger, to run and play with him when he's happy, to nuzzle him when he's lonely. That's why they call us man's best friend.
  • It is a well-known fact that it is impossible for anyone who has ever loved any breed of dog or cat to watch this movie without crying.
  • Sassy and the birdwatcher. The man found a cat washed up on the riverbanks and, out of the goodness of his heart, fed her and took care of her until she could leave on her own.
  • Some may call it shmaltz and glurge, but the scenes with the little girl lost in the mountains are difficult to watch without shedding at least one tear of joy, especially when she and her parents are reunited.
    • The scene where she goes to Shadow. "Doggy?"
  • When Sassy is reunited with Chance and Shadow. note 
    Shadow: Sassy!
    Chance: Sassy!
    Chance: Sassy, Sassy! Whoops, gopher hole!
    Sassy: Chance! Shadow!
    Shadow: Sassy!
    Sassy: Oh, Shadow, I thought I'd never see you again —
    Shadow: Oh, I missed you so much, Sassy.
    Chance: Yeah, me too.
    Sassy: Really?
    Chance: Well, we could've used you around.
    Sassy: I missed you too, Chance.
  • At the end when the kids and Bob are playing basketball and they call him 'dad'. That LOOK Bob gets on his face when Peter says, "Yeah, come on, dad" is adorable.
  • When Peter is going to the police station to get the cops to help them out, the officer offers an idea that helps them in the long run.

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

  • This exchange between Shadow and the pack of strays after he rescues a boy from a fire:
    Dog: You know, you're pretty brave for a - a pet.
    Riley: Brave, huh? Listen, you really think a human would do that for you?
  • Jamie reuniting with Chance.
  • Chance and Delilah reuniting at the end.
    Bob: "Yeah, she can stay."