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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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There have been at least three major books written about Red Dog, the third of those, by British author Louis de Bernières, was the primary basis for this film. See more »

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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 »

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John Grant: [to his bus passengers] Did you see that?
Vanno: Red Dog...
John Grant: Well, he almost got run over.
Peeto: Nah. He was hitchhiking, mate.
Vanno: Once you picked him up, he remembers, and thinks it's his right to demand a ride anytime.
Peeto: Pushy bloke. No doubt about it.
John Grant: He only does that to people he knows?
Jocko: Of course not. Just the ones he likes.
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RED DOG died on November 21st, 1979. His statue remains on the road to Dampier. His story has become an Australian legend. See more »

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

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Jump into the Fire
by Harry Nilsson
Composed by Harry Nilsson (as Nilsson)
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp
(BMI) o/b/o Golden Syrup Music
©1972 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. Liscensed by
EMI Music Songs Australia Pty Ltd
for the World excluding USA. Licensed courtesy of
Sony Music Entertainment (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Poor script - could have been so much more
9 July 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Watched "Red Dog" after all the fuss about it ....

At first why do they need an American star for this movie? Doesn't Australia have a decent "rising star" hopefully not from Neighbors and Home and Away? This had a great opportunity to talk about a folk legend "Pilbara Wanderer" who made his name hitching a ride to wherever they went. Instead of telling a heart felt story it really showed the bogan miners (in the real world these guys work their guts out back in the 70's) with bogan cowboy fights and silly sideline stories.

Why do we need to do a tourism sell every time we make an Australian movie? And if they took out every Australian song for the last 30 years it would have been better. Seriously when they need to spend 40% of the movie on images and music you know its missing a decent script writer. Nice story about a wonderful life of a dog in WA mining town without too much thinking .....unfortunately they could have done so much more.


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