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

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$12,829,351 (USA) (3 July 1998)
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On 6 January 1998, 3 special-effect crew members were injured preparing a gas-based explosion in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Two of the crew were hospitalized with serious injuries and the third was treated and released. Improper safety measures that went against industry standards allowed for a premature explosion as the crew was setting up the shot. The battery used to trigger the explosion was stored inside a truck engine compartment rather than in the open. The battery was not disconnected when a cable touched the electrical contacts, causing detonation. Black Dog Productions was fined $16,800 by the state. These scenes that were filmed in downtown Wilmington were not used in the final release. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, three sedans come screeching into the shipyard, and at least 18 car doors can be heard slamming shut as passengers get out. See more »

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

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On Down the Line
Written by Kostas Lazarides
Performed by Patty Loveless
Courtesy of MCA Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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"I'm just here to drive".
29 November 2014 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

You get plenty bang for your buck in the on-the-road action joint "Black Dog". Ex-con Jack Crews unwillingly agrees to drive a semi-trailer loaded with illegal weapons from Georgia to New Jersey in order to save his family. While it might be a one-idea action fling, it's got enough gusto and energy making it predictably routine, but still rousing Mack truck ride packed with smashing stunt work that's nothing short than spectacular. Total destruction follows. It's dangerous and it shows (look at the chase through the hills), as the imagery is important due to its simplicity. The script is thick with drama, but this never takes away from the thrills or the build of them. Even though the ending was overly cheery for my liking. Patrick Swayze emit's a natural coolness to his laid-back ex-con character that sure knows how to handle a rig. Then chuck in the villains (hit-men, bikers and FBI) who hound Swayze, where you have the larger-than-life Meat Loaf and the usual twists and turns. Distinguishable, but competently done and very exciting as we get the screeching guitar riffs to remind us that.

"That son of a b!tch can drive"


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