Bowfinger is a comedy, which details the wacky efforts of a loser producer/director, Bobby Bowfinger, and his crew as they try to create a hit film with a less-than shoestring budget and an "A" list star who has no idea he is being filmed.

  • Starring: Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy
  • Director(s): Frank Oz
  • Producer(s): Universal Pictures
  • Screenwriter(s): Steve Martin
  • Distributor: Universal Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Performing Animal Troupe

Featured Animal Action

Bowfinger has a dog named Betsy that is seen throughout the film doing very mild dog behaviors such as lying on her back on the couch or walking A to B. This action was cued by the trainer using verbal and hand commands. There is an unusual bit of animal action in a parking garage where Bowfinger puts high heels on Betsy's front paws and the dog runs slowly from A to B. The trainer placed the small high heels on the dog's paws using extra safety straps and cued it with verbal and hand commands. The dog ran slowly from A to B for approximately fifteen feet and was very comfortable wearing the high heels while filming, although she prefers her running shoes.