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
- It's the line "Peter, I worried about you so" that really tears me up. Here Shadow is limping and having gone through an incredible ordeal and he's the one who was worried (I know, Peter was worried about Shadow too but still...)
- Shadow reuniting with Peter.
- 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 a golden retriever to watch this movie without crying.
- Not just a golden retriever, but any breed of dog.
- Or cat for that matter.
- Call it shmaltz and glurge all you want, but I dare anyone to watch the scenes with the little girl lost in the mountains without shedding at least one tear, especially when she and her parents are reunited.
- It's the scene where she goes to Shadow that gets this troper. "Doggy?"
- When Sassy is reunited with Chance and Shadow. note
Shadow: Sassy!Chance: Sassy!Sassy: My boys! My boys!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'. This troper watched the movie all throughout her childhood, but it wasn't until I was 12 I understood that little scene. That LOOK Bob gets on his face when Peter says: "Yeah, come on, dad."
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?Shadow: My boy Peter would.
- Jamie reuniting with Chance.
- Chance and Delilah reuniting at the end.
Bob: "Yeah, she can stay."