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 ...
Annie
Robin Frates ...
Judy Sanders
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Mailman
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Robert Arentz ...
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Dog Catcher #1
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Mugger
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A genetically mutated dog is stolen from the lab of mad scientist Dr. Jarret by news reporter/animal rights advocate Lori Tanner, who conceals it from the police in her home. 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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Nature created him. Science perfected him. But no one could control him. See more »


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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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Der Tod kommt auf vier Pfoten  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,974,636 (USA)
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The dog used to portray the DNA-altered dog is a Tibetan mastiff. See more »

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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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Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Martin Blasick (as Marty Blasick)
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Worth viewing
8 March 2002 | by (NyC) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good movie, some scenes are even entertaining. Yea the acting wasn't the best, but with a plot like this, great acting is not necessary. It's actually a pretty interesting movie, that keeps your attention throughout the whole movie.

This isn't your typical sci-fi where they create something totally out of the ordinary. Its a dog, that has a mixture of other animal's dna, such as a lion and bear. Therefore it inherits each animals strengths. That is a very interesting idea that might actually come true in the future, with DNA and cloning. Overall I'd give the movie a 7/10.


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