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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Koko aka Red Dog joined his master on or about 18 December 2012. See more »

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All the trains in the movies were hauled by either GE Dash 9 or GE Evolution Series locomotives, but these locomotives were only introduced to Pilbara region between mid 90s and 2011. In between 1971 and 1979, Hamersley Iron railroad mostly used Alco, and the livery back in 70s was yellow and blue. See more »

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Jack: [beginning his tale] Back in the mean old days when men were men, dogs were dogs - rougher, harder, brighter, redder...
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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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Evie - Part One (Let Your Hair Hang Down)
by Stevie Wright
Written by Harry Vanda (as H Vanda) and George Young (as G Young)
©1973 J Albert & Son
(P)1974 J Albert & Son
Used with permission of Albert Music
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Bring your hankies!
22 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was lucky to see this film at the Australian Film Festival at the Barbican in London. It sounded like a heart wrencher - and it was! OK, so the performances can tend towards the clichéd or perhaps wooden and the story is a little slow in spots BUT I loved it. A really touching film, shot beautifully with some great Aussie scenery! A world that few get to experience. And Koko is amazing as Red Dog! I haven't read Louis de Bernieres story that is based on, or even heard of the "folk tale" that the movie is based on, but the story is compelling. Oh, and some great Aussie music forms the soundtrack. And of course a bit of crazy Aussie dancing (and fashion) that goes along with it!


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