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Red Dog (2011)

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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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Sometimes you pick the dog. Sometimes the dog picks you. 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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Cão Vermelho  »

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AUD 8,500,000 (estimated)
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Koko aka Red Dog joined his master on or about 18 December 2012. See more »

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Much of the action takes place in the pub, but nobody is smoking. All pubs, especially in mining towns, would have been blue with smoke haze in those days. See more »

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[last lines]
Nancy: [to Red Dog] You stay, boy. You stay here. You're home now.
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Red Dog was made in consultation with the Ngarluma People of Roebourne See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #9.1 (2012) See more »

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Way Out West
by the Dingoes
Composed by Kerryn Tolhurst
Published by Cellar Music/(Mushroom Music Publishing)
(P)1974 Mushroom Records
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd
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Loved it!
2 October 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am a dog lover and just absolutely loved this movie. It made me laugh and it made it me cry (a lot). I was literally sobbing in one section.

Overall, it is just a lovely simple story that has a heart. The fact that it's based on true events makes it all the more powerful.

While the story centred on characters, what I love is that someone the actors don't overshadow the dog - he is the star and remains the star throughout the movie. I think seeing a movie, almost through a dog's eyes, makes this even more special.

Was is it a perfectly scripted and acted movie? Perhaps, not but all I know was that I was entertained from the minute it started to the minute it ended and I walked away feeling touched. Sometimes, that's all a movie should do.

I think everyone can take something from this movie.

I'll be sure to watch this again on DVD, it really does touch you.


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