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Release Date:
18 January 1989 (France) See more »
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Beware of the dog who thinks
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Horror at the Oscars 3: The Spawning
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Cast

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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 ... Eva Braun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maxime Leroux ... Baxter (voice)

Directed by
Jérôme Boivin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Audiard  writer
Jérôme Boivin  writer
Ken Greenhall  novel

Produced by
Daniel Deschamps .... executive producer
Patrick Godeau .... producer
Ariel Zeitoun .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Hillman 
Patrick Roffé 
 
Cinematography by
Yves Angelo 
 
Film Editing by
Marie-Josée Audiard 
 
Production Design by
Dominique Maleret 
 
Set Decoration by
Véronique Melery 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frédéric Blum .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
François Waledisch .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Valérie Blier .... photographer
Laurent Fleutot .... assistant camera
Kommer Kleijn .... second camera operator
Richard Weber .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne David .... costume supervisor
 

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Rated R for some language, violent images and sexual content
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82 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
beware of the dog, 6 November 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

A maladjusted bull terrier finds the perfect master in a psychotic suburban teenage boy who, when he isn't slapping his hand on thumbtacks to teach himself pain, is busy building a scale replica of Hitler's bunker. Needless to say, the star of this unusual French novelty item is a far cry from Lassie, and the already perverse scenario is made even more strange by maintaining the dog's point of view, with voice-over narration by Baxter himself, a device that could only have worked in a subtitled film. It all adds up to a small cautionary fable about the consequences of neglect and cruelty, to both animals and children, with an implicit critique of fascism summed up by Baxter's last words: "never be obedient". The moral is clear, but the message is mixed, because Baxter's obedience is already selective: his primitive canine instincts can sometimes override his training. But the film certainly has cult potential, and with a concise running time of only 82 minutes it won't likely tax anyone's patience.

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