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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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Perry
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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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Kevin Yagher built the Max puppets as well as creating the make-up special effects. 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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Puppy Love
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Performed by Martin Blasick (as Marty Blasick)
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Not enough Henriksen is the biggest problem ...................
14 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This mutated dog sci-fi/ horror / black comedy requires complete suspension of disbelief, and if you can live with that premise, you will find "Man's Best Friend" entertaining. Although Lance Henriksen receives second billing, his screen time is somewhat disappointing. The sci-fi element is never explored, giving way to "Cudjo"-like maulings and some moments of "dark comedy". There is a little too much cutesy stuff involving the genetically engineered dog, but overall other than the lack of Henriksen, this is a totally acceptable time waster. The dog is really the star, with the actors assuming a secondary role. - MERK


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