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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Erin Broderick ...
Ford (as Charles Dutton)
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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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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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Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alto riesgo  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In chapter 5 Junior drives the Peterbilt out of the shop it has short smoke stacks, then the truck is started up to back up to the trailer the camera shows black smoke flowing from tall stacks. They then stay long all through the movie. See more »


Jack Crews: There ain't nothing like a Caterpillar engine.
Earl: Easy up Crews, you're going burn it up.
Jack Crews: Alright watch this.
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Referenced in Blacktop (2000) See more »


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Written by Chris Knight and Dean Miller
Performed by Chris Knight
Courtesy of Decca Records
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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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