Matthew the Crime Fighting Dog is a 2008 American family adventure live-action film directed by Matt Lopez, was produced by Regency Enterprises and was distributed by 20th Century Fox and was released on April 4, 2008.


  • Frank Welker as Matthew, a german shepherd who wants to be a crime fighting dog owned by Liam, Mindy, Verne and Bonnie.
  • Spencer Fox as Liam Anderson, a little boy who is Matthew's owner and Verne and Bonnie's son.
  • Sarah Vowell as Mindy Anderson, a teenage girl who is Liam's big sister and Matthew's owner in the day he met her at Joseph Shaner Elementary School and she became a daughter of Verne and Bonnie.
  • Craig T. Nelson as Verne, Liam Anderson's father.
  • Holly Hunter as Bonnie, Liam Anderson's mother.
  • Jason Lee as Officer Eric, a police officer and the antagonist of the film.
  • Frank Welker also voices as Ivlet and Dragon, the two vicious rottweilers owned by Officer Eric.
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Chihuahuas, the cute dogs owned by Mindy Anderson.


  1. Come On Eileen – Dexy's Midnight Runners
  2. Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
  3. You're My Best Friend – Queen
  4. Breathe – Faith Hill
  5. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  6. Run To You – Bryan Adams
  7. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
  8. Take On Me – a-ha
  9. Material Girl – Madonna
  10. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  11. Can't Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon
  12. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith


  • I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith is played in the trailer and in the ending credits of the movie.
  • Matthew the Crime Fighting Dog first aired on Cartoon Network on October 22, 2010.
  • Matthew the Crime Fighting Dog first aired on Nickelodeon on June 19, 2013.
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