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White Dog (1982)

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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

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Julie Sawyer
Christa Lang ...
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Vernon Weddle ...
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Roland Grale
Karl Lewis Miller ...
Attacker
Karrie Emerson ...
Sun Bather
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Charlie Felton
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Richard Monahan ...
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Neyle Morrow ...
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Deprogramming a dog who kills Blacks is the ultimate challenge for an unorthodox African-American trainer. When a young Hollywood actress finds the injured stray, she nurses it back to health, not knowing it's a "White Dog" trained by a racist to attack only Blacks. Julie's appalled when the otherwise gentle, white German Shepherd breaks out, then returns from his nighttime foray dotted with human blood. Julie desperately races from trainer to trainer, advised to kill her pet, until the top Hollywood canine expert refers her to his former protégé, Keys. Written by David Stevens

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Playing Julie Sawyer in this movie, this picture was the second time that actress Kristy McNichol played a character with that first name, as McNichol had recently played Julie Lawson in 1978's The End (1978). See more »

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When Keys pulls his van up in front of the church after spotting the dog, several crew members can be seen reflected in the side of the van. See more »

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Roland Gray: You got a four-legged time bomb!
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Featured in The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996) See more »

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Unseen Masterpiece
8 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I can't let this be the only comment for White Dog.

The best film about racism and hatred I've ever seen, with the basic message that hatred isn't something a child is born with, it's something they have been taught. And the question is raised, can you un-teach them?

A black animal trainer (Paul Winfield) attempts to re-train an attack dog taught to kill people with black skin.

Paramount tucked it's tail between it's legs when protesters who had never seen the film claimed it was the work of racists.

Fuller moved to France and never made another American movie. (He made one in France)

PS: to the lady above me, that annoying piano is Ennio Morricone and he has forgotten more about music than you will ever know.  


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