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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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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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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)  »

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

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

During the final duel between Red & Crews, the steel roll bar safety cage can be seen supporting Red's tractor just before the explosion. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: Well what if something jumps out into the road and you need to stop?
Jack Crews: You don't.
[Rig runs over something]
Sonny: What was that?
Jack Crews: A Mazda.
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Referenced in Blacktop (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

We Can't All Be Angels
Written by David Lee Murphy and Danny Tate
Performed by David Lee Murphy
Courtesy of MCA Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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A Fun, Fast Little Action Film
18 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An ex-con (Patrick Swayze) takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he does not know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

This film is given low ratings, and I suspect the reason is that people wanted it to be more than it is. This is the story of a man who has one chance to make a big score, and he is followed by trouble -- explosions and car crashes ensue. If you wanted more than a nice popcorn-munching film, you put the wrong DVD in, my friend.

I enjoyed this one. I did have a question or two about the plot that I think was never fully answered, but then I had to refer myself to the previous paragraph: I was expecting too much and should just relax. After that change of perspective, it is a joy.


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