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Zeus and Roxanne

Role: Judith Dunhill
Rating: PG
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: January 24, 1997 (USA)
Budget: -
Gross: $7,233,324
Running Time: 1h 38min
Directed by: George Miller
Written by: Tom Benedek
Produced by: Ludi Boeken, Frank Price, Gene Rosow
Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Arnold Vosloo, Dawn McMillan, Miko Hughes, Majandra Delfino, Jessica Howell, …


Zeus is a dog who follows a neighbor, a marine biologist named Mary Beth, to work one day. Aboard a ship, the dog meets Roxanne, a dolphin that Mary Beth is studying. When she sees the dog riding on the dolphin’s back, she decides to study their friendship. A villainous fellow researcher, Claude, tries to steal her research, but he is thwarted by the dolphin, the dog, and the dog’s young owner, Jordan. Terry, Jordan’s father, is a songwriter who still pines for his dead wife. Jordan, together with Mary Beth’s daughters, try to ignite a romance between their parents, who are both unattached.

Judith Dunhill ...

is Mary Beth's daughter. She has a little sister named Nora. Judith is like any teenage girl, she wants to enjoy her summer doing fun stuff with her friends and sister. Though it does sometimes get her in trouble with her mom and even the police. Judith and her sister are really close and stick together no matter what. Judith loves her mom and wants her to be happy. So much, that she and Nora decide to set her up with Terry.

Production & Reception

The film was shot in 1996 in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

Critical reception to the film was mixed. According to Rotten Tomatoes, 50% of critics gave it a positive review (out of eight reviews) with an average rating of 4.4/10.

HBO Home Video released ZEUS AND ROXANNE on DVD on May 21, 1997.

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Majandra and Miko Hughes also starred together in a couple of episodes of "Roswell".
This was Majandra's very first role which she landed within a month of moving to Los Angeles to become an actress.
Mary Beth's boat is called The Daily Planet.
The breed of the dog who plays Zeus is the Portuguese Podengo.
Kathleen Quinlan and Miko Hughes also played mother and son in "Apollo 13".
In one scene (after Judith and Nora have a run in with the law), Steve Guttenberg's character is driving the girls and his own son back home on his motorcycle. Judith thanks him for talking with "deputy dog" to help them out of their dilemma. The reference is a nod to Steve Guttenberg's character as Sheriff Tom in The Big Green, where his character is referred to as "deputy dog."