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Man's Best Friend (1993)

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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Robert Arentz ...
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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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His bark isn't half as bad...as his bite! 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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DR. JARRET: We're not talking *man's best friend* here!".
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Featured in Friday (1995) See more »

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Puppy Love
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Martin Blasick (as Marty Blasick)
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Good Max!Play dead...
28 April 2000 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Among the other horror movies about the killer dogs("Cujo","Monster Dog","Slaughter","The Pack" and some more)there's also "Man's Best Friend"-effective and humorous shocker from John Lafia("Child's Play 2").The acting is mediocre,the action is fast-paced,the special effects are nice(the ending will blow you away)and there's a decent amount of blood and gore.Add also a sprinkle of humour and you have an intelligent horror movie.You should check it out.


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