Air Bud: Golden Receiver (film) Sequel to 1997’s Air Bud; released on August 14, 1998. The basketball playing dog, Buddy, helps out his best friend, Josh, by demonstrating that he also has amazing football talents to help Josh’s team win the state championship. Directed by Richard Martin. Stars Kevin Zegers (Josh Framm), Cynthia Stevenson (Jackie), Gregory Harrison (Patrick). 90 min. Produced by Keystone Pictures and Dimension Films; released on video labelled “Disney Presents” by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.