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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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Ray
Trula M. Marcus ...
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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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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

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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I want that dog!
13 October 1999 | by (Orlando, FL, USA) – See all my reviews

I was highly disappointed to see that the dog who plays Max in this film is not credited anywhere on the IMDB page - and he was the best actor in the whole darn movie! The whole half-dog/half-human brain thing (at least I think that's what it was supposed to be) was pulled off incredibly well by this pooch. I mean, he had EXPRESSIONS! When he looked up at Ally Sheedy's boyfriend after he tried to slip him some spiked dog chow - that LOOK! GRRRR!!! It was great! That dog should get an Oscar! ;-)


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