New movie tells true story of how a stray dog saves a broken family

Good Morning Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) A new movie filmed in Utah hits theaters nationwide this weekend. One of the stars of the film, Michael Cassidy, and the writer/director, Mitch Davis joined Good Morning Utah with Brian Carlson to talk about “The Stray”.

“The Stray” opens nationwide on October 6th.

Written and directed by Mitch Davis (The Other Side of Heaven), The Stray features Pluto, the wonder dog, who comes out of nowhere and quickly makes himself at home with the Davis family, who are on the brink of falling apart.

Dad (Michael Cassidy; Argo, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice) is a career-driven workaholic who is neglecting his marriage and family. Mom (Sarah Lancaster; Chuck, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Everwood) is at her wit’s end raising three young kids. The last thing they need is another mouth to feed. Or is it?

In just a short time with the Davis family, Pluto manages to save a lost toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy (Connor Corum; Heaven is for Real), help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship.

Pluto is not only a guard dog, he is a guardian angel! Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. Sometimes our prayers get answered in strange ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything. Visit for more information.

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