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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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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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Mailman
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Robert Arentz ...
EMAX Security Guard
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Dog Catcher #1
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Mugger
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Storyline

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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He'll bite the hand that feeds him...And then he'll eat the rest. 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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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,974,636 (USA)
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Trivia

Kevin Yagher built the Max puppets as well as creating the make-up special effects. 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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Referenced in The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) See more »

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Puppy Love
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Martin Blasick (as Marty Blasick)
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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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