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Black Dog (1998)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of action violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Box Office

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

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

On 6 January 1998, 3 special-effect crew members were injured preparing a gas-based explosion in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Two of the crew were hospitalized with serious injuries and the third was treated and released. Improper safety measures that went against industry standards allowed for a premature explosion as the crew was setting up the shot. The battery used to trigger the explosion was stored inside a truck engine compartment rather than in the open. The battery was not disconnected when a cable touched the electrical contacts, causing detonation. Black Dog Productions was fined $16,800 by the state. These scenes that were filmed in downtown Wilmington were not used in the final release. See more »

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In the Weigh Station Scenes, you notice the "North Carolina State Highway Patrol" is the Law Enforcement Agency that mans the Weigh Station. In reality, prior to January 2003, "North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Section" was the chief agency for North Carolina that enforced "Size and Weight" Laws and staffed the Weigh Stations of North Carolina. See more »

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Red: [after crashing his truck] Damn you Crews! Your ass is mine!
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A Fun, Fast Little Action Film
18 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An ex-con (Patrick Swayze) takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he does not know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

This film is given low ratings, and I suspect the reason is that people wanted it to be more than it is. This is the story of a man who has one chance to make a big score, and he is followed by trouble -- explosions and car crashes ensue. If you wanted more than a nice popcorn-munching film, you put the wrong DVD in, my friend.

I enjoyed this one. I did have a question or two about the plot that I think was never fully answered, but then I had to refer myself to the previous paragraph: I was expecting too much and should just relax. After that change of perspective, it is a joy.


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