A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

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Donna Trenton is a frustrated suburban housewife whose life is a turmoil after her husband learns about her having an affair. Brett Camber is a young boy whose only companion is a Saint-Bernard named "Cujo", who in turn is bitten by a rabid bat. Whilst Vic, Donna's husband is away on business, and thinking over his marital troubles, Donna and her 5-year-old son Tad take her Pinto to Brett Cambers' dad's car shop... the car fails, and "Cujo" is very, very sick... Written by Miguel Cane <Stepford@yahoo.com>

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12 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Cujo - O Novo Símbolo do Terror  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,200,000 (USA)
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Stephen King cites this film as having the most effective scare of any of the movies based on his works, referring to the jolting scare where Cujo first leaps at the passenger window of the car. See more »

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After the news breaks about the "internal bleeding" scare with Sharp Cereal, the ad agency comes under fire. However, the scare had nothing to do with the ad agency and they would not have come under direct fire in the way portrayed in the script. Yes, they may have been called in to change the ad campaign, or put a new spin on things, but they would not have been blamed for blood-scare because that was caused by the manufacturer, not the ad agency. The Vic character is given a half dozen or so lines of dialog "explaining" the problem to his wife, but this only makes the plot hole more evident. See more »

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Donna Trenton: [Tad starts hyperventilating] Not now!
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The films title appears out of a pool of swirling blood. See more »

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Rabid Cujo
29 December 2002 | by (NM, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good. I saw it on TV last Halloween, and it really set the mood. It's basically about a dog that gets rabies, and a mother and her son are trapped in the middle of nowhere (in their car that broke down, of all things) because the dog is terrorizing them. It's really pretty sad actually, because they show the dog chasing the rabbit into the cave where he gets the rabies, and the dog just seems so sweet and cute. It's pretty scary too, when the boy passes out from the heat in the car and needs water or SOMETHING. It obviously set that kind of situation for movies like Panic Room and Signs. It is really a pretty suspenseful movie with that psychological terror--it would scare the hell out of you if it happened to you.


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