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

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Vic Trenton (as Daniel Hugh-Kelly)
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Brett Camber (as Billy Jacoby)
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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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Iconic terror from the No 1 bestselling writer. See more »

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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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Trivia

The film debut for Danny Pintauro. See more »

Goofs

The blood and mud spots from Cujo jumping on the car change from scene to scene, in some cases disappearing completely. See more »

Quotes

[Donna & Tad have just arrived at Joe Camber's home, but no one is around]
Donna Trenton: Well, looks like we've arrived, Tadder.
Tad Trenton: Yeah, but is anyone home?
[Donna gets out of the car]
Donna Trenton: Hello?
Tad Trenton: I can't get my seatbelt off!
[Donna gets back into the car & starts helping Tad trying to get the belt loose, which she finally does]
Tad Trenton: I wish Dad would get a new car.
Donna Trenton: So do I.
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The films title appears out of a pool of swirling blood. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Hand (1989) See more »

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Hardcore horror.
10 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Hardcore horror fans won't be disappointed (although for a while they may think they will be) with this extremely bloody and gruesome shocker. The attack scenes are about as intense as possible - the director almost pushes them TOO far. But the first half of the movie is plodding, filled with unnecessary scenes, and the kid's constant whining (although justified) is sure to get on your nerves. (**1/2)


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