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Man's Best Friend (1993)

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A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.

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Lori Tanner
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Detective Kovacs
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Perry
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Detective Bendetti
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Rudy
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Ray
Trula M. Marcus ...
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Judy Sanders
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Mailman
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Mugger
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Storyline

A genetically mutated dog is accidentally released from the lab of Dr. Jarret and ends up at the home of news reporter/animal rights advocate Lori Tanner. The dog, Max, endowed with intelligence and other special abilities, is at first lovable, but also proves to be a ferocious, unstoppable killer. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Rated R for terror and violence involving a household pet | See all certifications »

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19 November 1993 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,974,636 (USA)
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Kevin Yagher built the Max puppets as well as creating the make-up special effects. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Jarret: You see, Max is a clone; he's not you typical dog. He's a genetic cross breed.
Detective Kovacs: A mutt.
Doctor Jarret: No, I do not mean a mutt, sir. Look around you. Each animal has a specific desirable trait, which is dedicated to their survival. If You took the D.N.A. from each, and genetically spliced it into a breed of a dog, you would have a magnificent creature.
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Semi-cute horror flick.I will resit the urge to use the cliché 'lacks bite".
6 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A noisy reporter kidnaps a dog from a research faculty.The dog turns out to be a genetically engineered super dog,which soon goes on a killing spree.

I think the man reason I wanted to see this was the cast:Ally Sheedy and Lance Henriksen?How can you go wrong.Unfornatly,both give lacking performance:on par with the movie.There are some disturbing scenes involving animals(so animal fans may want to shy away)and some of the most annoying kids in cinema history,.The is a small amount of gore for the genre fans.I also cant believe that IMDb doesn't list this as a comedy,most of the time the film is either trying to be cute, or crude,and it wasn't until the conclusion that we got some horror action.The direction is average,featuring some pre Blair Witch shaky cam and a very sunny atmosphere.The writing is just average,no characters really stood out,and the dialog is just standard.All though the concept is very interesting.

Not really recommend,simply average.

4/10


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