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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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Thomas Baker
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Koko ...
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Rosa
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Loene Carmen ...
Maureen
Paul Blackwell ...
Mr. Cribbage
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Mrs. Cribbage (as Jacqy Phillips)
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Sandanski
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Chupouski
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Dzambaski
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Storyline

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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We are on a mission from dog. 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene Peto is singing along to Rose Tattoo's song 'We Can't Be Beaten' which wasn't released until 1983 yet the movie takes place in the 1970's so it is not possible for Peto to be listening to and singing along to this song. 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

Mrs. Cribbage: [having answered a knock at the door]
Mr. Cribbage: Who was it?
Mrs. Cribbage: Everyone.
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Red Dog: True Blue (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Way Out West
Performed 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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Bring your hankies!
22 May 2011 | by 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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