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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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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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Companion. Protector. Killer. 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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Kevin Yagher built the Max puppets as well as creating the make-up special effects. See more »

Quotes

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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Cocomotion
Written by Michael Lewis, Laurin Rinder, Merria Ross
Performed by El Coco
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Doggone it!
7 October 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Man's Best Friend", about a genetically altered dog that kills any perceived threat, is pretty much what you'd expect. Ally Sheedy really chews the scenery as the reporter investigating cruelty to animals and inadvertently releasing the bloodthirsty pooch. But no matter, the movie still is pretty fun to watch, with the full understanding that it's basically a totally dumb flick. Lance Henriksen, playing the scientist who created the murderous hound, lets his face do the acting.

Like I said, it's mostly just a fun movie to watch. Definitely nothing special about it. Although I should admit that I'd never heard of a Tibetan mastiff until I read a description of the movie.


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