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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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The rules of the road are simple. Don't turn back. 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)  »

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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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Kevin Sorbo was originally signed to star, but had to pull out due to medical problems. 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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Wes: I know I shouldn't drink apple juice. It gives me gas.
Earl: You listen here Wes: one fart and you're walkin'.
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Performed by Gary Allan
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Swayzerific! Two appendages upward!
20 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Patrick Swayze shines in one of the best films in the truck-driving genre. The main character Jack Crews (Swayze) plays an ex-con/truck driver/plaid shirt enthusiast who gets more than he bargained for! Literally. In effort to make some much-needed money for his poor family, Crews bargains with a small arms dealer, played by Meat Loaf. Crews agrees to deliver the shipment for Meat Loaf in exchange for some cool cash. As you may have figured out by looking at the movie cover, Crews encounters hordes of inept henchmen along the way. Fortunately for Jack Crews, their vehicles explode easily. Still, Crews n' Company face many action-packed twist and turns on their journey. Swayze gives a spectacular performance; deserving of the either an academy award or employee of the month. I would recommend this film to anyone with eyes.


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