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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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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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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Doctor Jarret: When you think of guard dogs, you first think of German Shepherds: they are smart, lethal... but not good enough. Now we developed the new Emax3000. They are totally obsolete.
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) 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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