A 1991 animated feature film produced by Hyperion Pictures and released by Creator/WarnerBros, starring the voice talents of comedian Creator/RodneyDangerfield, who also wrote and co-produced the film. The story follows a street-smart dog named Rover, who is owned by a UsefulNotes/LasVegas showgirl named Connie. One day Rover accidentally ruins an important deal between Connie's boyfriend, Rocky, and a group of gangsters. In revenge, Rocky stuffs Rover in a bag and tosses him over Hoover Dam. Rather than dying, Rover is saved downstream and ends up earning a living on a farm that's very different from the Strip.
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!!This film contains examples of:
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Rover is thrown off the Hoover Dam, in the middle of the barren Mojave Desert, and washes up in an environment more like the Midwest.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Rocky is not so subtly implied to get dragged off to be murdered offscreen by the mob. Trust us, you ''will not'' feel sorry for him]].
* BabiesEverAfter
* BlackComedyBurst: The Turkey scene.
* CasanovaWannabe: Rover.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Rover.
* [[BlackComedy Dead Turkey Comedy]]: Subverted. Rover [[OfCorpseHesAlive desperately trying to revive the dead turkey]] is played for laughs, albeit in a "[[CrossesTheLineTwice this really shouldn't be funny but it is]]" sort of way, but [[RealityEnsues the aftermath]], not so much.
* EpicFail: Rover fails so badly at sheep herding that when he turns his back on them to be with Daisy they've somehow gotten stuck up a tree.
** In a scene right out of ''AnimalHouse'', Rover valiantly saves the farm's turkey from a pack of hungry coyotes... and it dies anyway from shock!
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Yes, children, the silly turkey dies, on camera, [[NightmareFuel mouth agape, eyes wide in terror.]]
** And broken neck swaying.
* {{Fanservice}}: There's a shot of Rover's owner in a ''very'' skimpy UsefulNotes/LasVegas showgirl uniform at one point -- it shows a shocking amount of skin considering it's in a movie for children.
* FishEyes: As is apparently common in cartoons of Rodney Dangerfield himself, Rover's eyes are often drawn slightly like this.
* GenderEqualsBreed: [[spoiler: Rover and Daisy's pups; 5 little Rovers and one little Daisy.]]
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: Inverted; the film provides a rare example of the opposite!
* HurricaneOfPuns: In some scenes, the one-liners contain puns a lot.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Basically the main source for humor.
* InkSuitActor: Rodney Dangerfield... [[RecycledInSpace AS A DOG]]!!!
* IronicEcho: "I'll miss you, Rover/[[spoiler: Rocky]]!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Rocky, the nastiest [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys classic "bad boy"]] you'll ever see. [[spoiler:He totally deserved to [[KarmicDeath see the Hoover Dam]] in the end.]]
* KarmaHoudini: The mobsters.
* LongBusTrip: Eddie, Rover's little buddy at the beginning. Whatever happened to him in the end?
* MoodDissonance: Two characters are KilledOffForReal during the span of the movie, one on-screen and one off-screen, and both in rather dark ways. [[spoiler:And Rover himself nearly gets the ''OldYeller'' treatment after being wrongly suspected of killing the turkey.]]
** Rover's "I'm a dumb mutt!" breakdown. It comes out of nowhere and is really dark.
* NiceGuy: Raffles.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Rover Dangerfield, not hard to figure this out.
* NoSenseOfHumor: The turkey.
* OneLiner
* ObviouslyEvil: Rocky.
* [[OfCorpseHesAlive Of Corpse He's Alive]]: Rover attempts this with the turkey. The farmer isn't fooled.
* SadClown: When Rover is at his lowest point, he keeps making jokes as a coping mechanism.
* ShootTheDog: Subverted.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: Came out during this era.
* VivaLasVegas: Though most of the film takes place on a farm, the shots in Vegas have lots of scenes of flashing lights, casinos, and sequin clad feathery showgirls.
* WhamLine: After Cal finds Rover with the dead turkey and, despite Rover's efforts, decides he's had one too many chances.
--> Cal: "Tomorrow morning, I'm gonna take him out and... (mumbling) kill him."
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