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Top Dog (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  28 April 1995 (USA)
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With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.

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With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.

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One's Tough... One's Smart... Together, They Unleash Explosive Action! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for shootings and martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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28 April 1995 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,093,707 (USA)
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This encountered some flak as it was released just 9 days after the Oklahoma bombing. The film's plot features a gang of militant white supremacists who intend to detonate a bomb in a public place. Not surprisingly, the film took only $300 on its opening night in Oklahoma and the distributors - Live Entertainment - were forced to release a statement disassociating its film from the real-life incident. See more »

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At the check point chase when the car blows up, you can see the cable that is pulling the burning car. See more »

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References Benji (1974) See more »

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Written by Ian Lewis (as I. Lewis)
Performed by Inner Circle
Courtesy of Big Beat/Atlantic Recording Corp/Warner Music Sweden/Rock Pop Music
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Played when the dog is watching "Cops" on TV
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A good message
19 March 2005 | by (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

Not a nail in Chuck Norris' career, as one reviewer put it. I come to the defense of this nice little film for the strong message it carries. Anyone who was a fan of "Walker, Texas Ranger" can certainly see the core values of Chuck Norris in this film. Mister Norris is a man of great integrity and strong human values. He accepts diversity and from watching him, tolerates no bigotry at all. That's the message I appreciated so much in watching top dog, although the vehicle used could have been better executed. In a world where diversity should be the rule of the day, and learning from our past a virtue, Mister Norris, like a lot of us, sees the need to remind people of our past and what we should strive for in the future. It's one of the reasons I regularly watched Walker, to see the triumph of good over evil. More films like this, with a strong message are needed. Film is a medium, not only to entertain, but to educate us. That education could be for good or bad. Mister Norris chose the good, and I applaud him for that, and his integrity.


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