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Baxter (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  18 January 1989 (France)
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A white Bull Terrier named Baxter is given to an elderly woman by her daughter. As time passes, the dog develops aggressive and murderous behavior in order to be adopted by another family.

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Credited cast:
Lise Delamare ...
Madame Deville
Jean Mercure ...
Monsieur Cuzzo
Jacques Spiesser ...
Michel Ferrer
Catherine Ferran ...
Florence Morel
Jean-Paul Roussillon ...
Joseph Barsky
Sabrina Leurquin ...
Noelle
Daniel Rialet ...
Jean
Evelyne Didi ...
Marie Cuzzo
Rémy Carpentier ...
Roger Morel
Jany Gastaldi ...
Anne Ferrer
François Driancourt ...
Charles
Ève Ziberlin ...
Veronique
Malcom Scrannage ...
Jean-Jean
Léa Gabriele ...
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Her daughter Florence gives Mrs. Deville bull-terrier Baxter as a surprise present. Although she's afraid of him, she doesn't want to give him away because she feels lonely. But Baxter has his own ideas - he longs to be dominated, to be challenged - and so he isn't content with his boring life with the old lady. To get rid of her, he causes an accident. It works, and he's given to the neighbors, a young couple. He's happy... for a while. When they get a baby, he again takes action. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rated R for some language, violent images and sexual content

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One sick puppy!
14 March 2001 | by (San Diego, CA. USA) – See all my reviews

I rented Baxter one night just on a whim after reading the cover. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. But I was truly stunned by this picture, about a disturbed evil bull terrier and how he came to go from master to master, until he meets his match in a maniacal pre-teen neo-nazi. Any film that can have you laughing out loud while a dog is plotting to drown an infant in a fountain, will not be for all tastes. For those who like a comedy blacker than midnight on a moonless night will definately enjoy this movie.


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