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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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Wes (as Brian Vincent)
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Cutler
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Trooper
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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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truck | fbi | m 16 | southern accent | shotgun | See more »

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The only way to stay alive is to keep moving. 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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The bridge where the FBI pull the truck over is the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, one of the few "center span" drawbridges left in the USA. The bridge opens by the entire center section being lifted straight up in the air between the two towers where, these days, it often gets stuck. See more »

Goofs

In chapter 12 when he pulls on the scale at the weigh station his trailer axles make a combined weight of 35,180lbs. The limit is 34,000lbs - add the broken head light assembly and the D.O.T would not have thought twice about stopping him for good. Additionally, any weigh station inspection is going to require the Motor Carrier Enforcement officers to check the driver's license, bills of lading for their cargo, insurance, and permits, which was not done during the scale house scene. See more »

Quotes

Red: [after crashing his truck] Damn you Crews! Your ass is mine!
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Referenced in Whipped (2000) See more »

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Highway Junkie
Written by Sam Tate, Annie Tate and Chris Knight
Performed by Gary Allan
Courtesy of Decca Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Very Underrated
22 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on cable and never saw it in theaters but it was on at 2:00 am and I had a test in my Philosophy class. I said "screw the test" and watched this movie.

I have never been a fan of Mr. Swayze. Didn't see Dirty Dancing or that movie where he plays a tough bouncer. Didn't want to. But this movie is very good for what it is worth. First of all, I compare the storyline to Smokey and the Bandit....except minus the humor and lamentably the actors. The movie is about a ex-con trying to save his house by driving a truck full of illegal weapons across the eastern seaboard. You've got some great people in this movie +Patrick Swayze: he looks like he could be a truck driver +Randy Travis: who I admit I didn't recognize with the beard. I have no idea why he grew it +Possibly 50 Cent's brother. No doubt..when you see this man (who isn't related) you'll hear Wanksta begin playing +And the best Bloated Bible Thumping Meat "Old Ass Bat Out Of Hell" Loaf..who I cant believe actually CHOSE that name. This movie is not geared towards film buffs nor does it pretend to do so. This movie is for those who love the road and Cannonball Run (the first one only, jeez) or Smokey and The Bandit(Numbers 1 and 3..Dom Deluise and that retarded elephant killed number 2) The rest of the characters are a joke (especially the FBI agents...ever seen Pardon The Interruption?) but this movie is nothing more than an exciting and hard to stop watching road classic. Plus I live near where they drive the truck through (how about some love for South Carolina and N. Carolina looks amazing in the movie) So In conclusion, don't put down your Dead Poets Society or your Good Will Hunting for this, but sit back with a beer and enjoy this modern classic.


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