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

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4 August 2011 (Australia)  »

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Cão Vermelho  »

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AUD 8,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

There actually is a statue of Red Dog, located in Dampiers, Western Australia. See more »

Goofs

In a flashback scene to 1971, the film Jaws is being shown at the drive-in. Jaws wasn't released in Australia until November 1975. See more »

Quotes

Peeto: We've had a vote on it, and the shop steward agrees, that if you mention Bruzzi
Vanno: Abruzzi
Peeto: again, the ski patrol has permission to slit your throat.
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The Red Dog film has been inspired by events, which may or may not have happened, but have become Pilbara Outback folklore. All the human characters in this film are invented, fictitious and imaginary. See more »

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

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We Can't Be Beaten
by Rose Tattoo
Written by Angry Anderson (as Anderson) and Robin Riley (as RIley)
©1982 J Albert & Son Pty Ltd
(P)1982 Albert Productions
Used with permission of Albert Music
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A True Aussie Classic

A beautiful film shot in one of Australia's most iconic locations that reconstructs a true tale of an Australian larrikan in the manner that these stories are meant to be told, serious, but with a nudge & a wink. It was refreshing that the Director (Kriv Stenders) & the human actors never tried to upstage the true star of the movie Red Dog (Koko), letting him become the focus of the story.

It is important that Australian cinema continues to look at the 1,000's of little stories that make us what we are, the stories of towns & people that are often overlooked in our desire to be recognized overseas. Movies like Red Dog are a window to our soul.

Also, an Australian film without the painful slow pace & without the obligatory close up shot of something totally unrelated to the movie ... refreshing!


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