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Man's Best Friend (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  19 November 1993 (USA)
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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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Mailman
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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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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 »

Quotes

DR. JARRET: We're not talking *man's best friend* here!".
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Here doggy!
31 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Entertaining horror thriller that gets pretty gruesome at times, but maintains a humorous edge, which helps us overlook some of its less-than-believable moments. This could be billed as a "lighter" version of "Cujo", and it's so fast-paced that it goes by very quickly. Nothing great, but no dog, either (if you'll excuse the crude pun). (**1/2)


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