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Cujo (1983)

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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Steve Kemp
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Charity Camber
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Brett Camber (as Billy Jacoby)
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Bannerman
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Arthur Rosenberg ...
Roger Breakstone
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Harry
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Meara
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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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,114,000, 14 August 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,200,000
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Trivia

A rumor has circulated that "Cujo" is an ancient Indian word meaning "unstoppable force." In reality, Stephen King made it up himself when writing the novel. See more »

Goofs

The scene where the dog goes through the window when the phone rings you can see a visible hand come up and pull on the dog. See more »

Quotes

Donna Trenton: Fuck you, dog.
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Crazy Credits

The films title appears out of a pool of swirling blood. See more »

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Referenced in Night Court: Yet Another Day in the Life (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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