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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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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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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 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

Earl: One fart and you're walkin'.
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Connections

Referenced in The Muse (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Nowhere Road
Written by Steve Earle & Reno Kling
Performed by Steve Earle
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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surprisingly entertaining dumb action
16 March 2004 | by (Calumet, Mich.) – See all my reviews

I am no fan of the stars of this movie or a truckdriving buff or interested in country music (not that that's overly relevant.) I borrowed this tape with low expectations but was happily surprised by how entertaining it was. What has happened to Patrick Swayze? I thought he did a good job acting in both Donnie Darko and now this. THIS film is what goofy, illogical action flicks are supposed to be. This isn't simply a music video stretched out to an hour-and-a-half. This director actually knows how to make a movie. The plot ain't deep but there IS a plot, which is important. The ideas are dopey but the actors aren't simply laughing their way through but rather they treated this like a serious work. The actress who plays Swayze's wife has a style which usually annoys me but she, too, was ok in this thing. Even the little bits of country music didn't bother me. A stupid finale? Sure, but even that was fun. Wow.


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