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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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Ray
Trula M. Marcus ...
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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 »

Quotes

Lori Tanner: [Reffering to dog food] This stuff is so disgusting.
Annie: Wait till he goes to the bathroom.
[Lori laughs]
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Puppy Love
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Performed by Martin Blasick (as Marty Blasick)
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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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I liked the movie and I was on Max's side! Cheetahsmonk
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