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Man's Best Friend (1993)

A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.

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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Perry
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Detective Bendetti
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Ray
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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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Say "Come", and he's there. Say "Sic 'em", and all hell breaks loose. 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
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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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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

where can I get a dog like MAX ? this dog is totally amazing. the effects are decent, like the tree scene where he eats the cat & peeing acid lol, if you like big dogs you will love max, he is just so huggable. and his puppies are cute too,


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