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Black Dog (1998)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast

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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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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

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

Referenced in Blacktop (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

My Greatest Fear
Written by Randy Travis and Brian Kelly (as Brian Vincent)
Performed by Randy Travis
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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I like this movie, and I ain't afraid to say so.
23 November 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Yes, it has many a plot hole. Yes, the acting isn't Oscar worthy. And yes, it's a cheesy B-grade movie. But guess what? I like it. "Black Dog" is a silly trucker action/thriller topped off with comedy, both intentional and unintentional, and a really, really cool country music score. The reason why so many people don't like it is simply 'cause they are taking it far too seriously. If you're like me and have had plenty of warning NOT to take "Black Dog" so seriously (thanks to the other IMDb members), then you'll like "Black Dog".

In short, DO NOT expect "Black Dog" to be something like "Donnie Darko" and/or "Fight Club". Don't take it seriously and you may just have a rollicking good time, especially if you are a fan of anyone who stars in it.


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