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The Plague Dogs (1982)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  3 December 1982 (UK)
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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Snitter (voice)
Christopher Benjamin ...
Rowf (voice)
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The Tod (voice)
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Dr. Boycott (voice)
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Tyson / Wag (voice)
Bernard Hepton ...
Stephen Powell (voice)
Brian Stirner ...
Laboratory Assistant (voice)
Penelope Lee ...
Lynn Driver (voice)
Geoffrey Matthews ...
Farmer (voice) (as Geoffrey Mathews)
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ...
Farmer's Wife (voice)
John Bennett ...
Don (voice)
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Williamson (voice)
Bill Maynard ...
Editor (voice)
Malcolm Terris ...
Robert (voice)
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Pekingese (voice)
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Storyline

An animated adaptation of Richard Adams' novel, about a pair of dogs (Snitter and Rowf) who escape from a research laboratory and try to survive in the wild with the help of a cunning fox (The Tod). The lab director tries to keep the escape quiet, but as an increasing number of sheep are found killed, word leaks out, together with rumours that the dogs might be plague carriers... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Rated PG-13 for violent images and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Only 8000 copies were released as first-run VHS. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stephen Powell: I think he's starting to pack it in.
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Time and Tide
Written by Alan Price
Performed by Alan Price
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User Reviews

When can all animated features be this great?
10 June 2002 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

I first saw Plague Dogs when I was about 4 years old, right after I first saw Watership Down. I did not understand much of the film then, but now I do. This movie is not about happy endings, zesty lines, or colorful musical scenes. This is about the hardships of life and the ever growing errors of man's interuption in the animal kingdom. You will walk away depressed, but at the same time be more aware of how important respect towards animals is. If possible buy or rent this movie as soon as you see it. I do not believe it has ever been re-released in any form. The acting and direction feels very much like a live action film. Many things about Plague Dogs will stick in your mind for years.


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