Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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In the tradition of Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), this is the story of a legendary, lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and communities together, some who find love, and others who find themselves. Based on true events. Written by trivwhiz

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Home is where the heart is. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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4 August 2011 (Australia)  »

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AUD 8,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Originally envisioned as a $30 million feature starring 'Nicole Kidman' (qv and Hugh Jackman. See more »

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DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE signs as seen on the back of the workers' bus were not used in WA on long vehicles until the early 1980s. There were no such signs in 1971. See more »

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Vanno: The world is a funny place, no? Sometimes you pick your dog. Sometimes your dog picks you.
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Red Dog was made in consultation with the Ngarluma People of Roebourne See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.204 (2012) See more »

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Let My Love Open the Door
by Pete Townshend
Composed by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Published by Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. (PRS) and Towser Tunes, Inc. (BMI) administered by Bug Music-Songs of Windswept Pacific (BMI)
Licensed courtesy Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.
By arrangement with Bug
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Great Picture....needs to be in theatres soon !
6 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I skipped "Red Dog" in Berlin... I don't like "dog" pictures...

BIG MISTAKE !

Fortunately, I had a chance to see it at Vail Film Festival, where it ran away with the "Audience Favorite" and it blew me away... it is a completely endearing tale of an isolated mining town in the far northwest of Australia, the bizarre characters that wash up there, and the unstoppable human drive to create community wherever we gather. And yes, the dog that inspires them to focus on what matters in themselves and in life. The characters, and in this town, everybody is one or they wouldn't BE there, are original, surprising, and compelling. And the landscape that holds them is truly other-worldy.

There is not one sappy minute in this film... but many genuinely hilarious ones, and quite a few touching ones. In it's emotional impact, it somehow reminds me of "the Blind Side", in all the best ways. Between the cineplex, on demand, and 2-3 film festivals, I see roughly 150-200 films a year. This is easily among the 2-3 best I've seen this year...some distributor is going to hit a home-run with this one.


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