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Black Dog (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 May 1998 (USA)
An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

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Cast

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Red
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Earl
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Sonny
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Wes (as Brian Vincent)
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Cutler
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Melanie
Rusty De Wees ...
Junior
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Vince
Erin Broderick ...
Tracy
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Ford (as Charles Dutton)
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McClaren
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Avery
Hester Hargett ...
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Trooper
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Storyline

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family. Written by Anonymous

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For Jack Crews, the rules of the road are simple. No passing, no tailgating, and no turning back. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of action violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alto riesgo  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,809,375 (USA) (1 May 1998)

Gross:

$12,829,351 (USA) (3 July 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Vic Armstrong, was the stunt crew, including second unit director & stunt coordinator Gary Hymes fired from the film by the producers. They then called in Vic Armstrong to film the truck chase and finish the stunt scenes. Parts of the stunt crew remained on the set and was rehired by Armstrong. This explains why there are two stunt coordinators; assistant coordinators and second unit directors credited on this film. See more »

Goofs

In the motorbike duel scene, the road that Crews is driving on switches back and forth between a 4-lane divided road and a 2-lane undivided road. See more »

Quotes

McClaren: Mr. Crews, we were wondering if you wouldn't mind driving the truck cab to the impound yard
Tracy: Can we please... Can we... Can we dad
Jack Crews: I don't have a license
McClaren: The way I understand it from Agent Ford
[Ford gives Jack the license]
McClaren: you do
[McClaren hands him the keys]
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Connections

Referenced in Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hammer Goin' Down
Written by Chris Knight and Dean Miller
Performed by Chris Knight
Courtesy of Decca Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Road rage with Patrick Swayze and Meat Loaf.
19 June 2008 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

For the genre movie that this is, it's a pretty enjoyable movie to watch. It's definitely no worse or better than any other similar simple straight-forward action flick from the '90's.

Of course the movie is suffering from more than 1 problem though. One obviously is its story. It's simple and actually doesn't make a lot of sense and is a real unlikely one. I mean, why did Red ever let the truck drive off from his place, only to dangerously attempt to hijack it later, on the very same day. But oh well, without this story we wouldn't had all those exploding trucks and action scenes within this movie.

Well, it's not like the action is much spectacular though. Funny enough there are lots of exploding trucks and cars but they already seem to blow up when one of the passengers farts. Action-wise this movie just isn't good or spectacular enough to watch.

Another problem with the movie is that it has far too many villains in it. It's like the main characters against the rest of the world. The movie also doesn't seem to be able to make a choice who to make the main and most important villain of the movie, with as a result that all of the villainous characters aren't really anything memorable or evil enough, since the movie spends to much time on showing the many different villainous characters of the movie.

The movie is from the period when Patrick Swayze's career of course already was more or less on a death end. Nevertheless he's always good and serious with every role that he plays. He's also credible in this role, despite his already showing age. He was perhaps a tad bit too old at the time of this movie to play the main lead in an action movie. Meat Loaf mostly seemed to have had fun with playing his role, which shows on the screen. But like I said before, since he plays a villain, he didn't get the screen time he deserved. There are parts in the movie were he completely disappears, only to show up 20 minutes later again.

But despite this all, the movie is good and entertaining enough to watch. It's current rating on here would suggest that this is one of the worst action flicks of the '90's but it hardly is. It's also no better than some action flicks but also definitely no worse than some others.

6/10

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