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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He's been everywhere mate 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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Last film role for Bill Hunter. The Cup (2011) was released later although the scenes featuring Hunter had been filmed years earlier. See more »

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DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE signs as seen on the back of the workers' bus were not used in WA on long vehicles until the early 1980s. There were no such signs in 1971. See more »

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Mrs. Cribbage: [having answered a knock at the door]
Mr. Cribbage: Who was it?
Mrs. Cribbage: Everyone.
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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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Features Jaws (1975) See more »

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Stumblin In
by Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman from Smokie
Composed by Nicky Chinn (as Chinn)/Mike Chapman (as Chapman)
Administered by: Universal Music Publishing
MGB Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Great Picture....needs to be in theatres soon !
6 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I skipped "Red Dog" in Berlin... I don't like "dog" pictures...

BIG MISTAKE !

Fortunately, I had a chance to see it at Vail Film Festival, where it ran away with the "Audience Favorite" and it blew me away... it is a completely endearing tale of an isolated mining town in the far northwest of Australia, the bizarre characters that wash up there, and the unstoppable human drive to create community wherever we gather. And yes, the dog that inspires them to focus on what matters in themselves and in life. The characters, and in this town, everybody is one or they wouldn't BE there, are original, surprising, and compelling. And the landscape that holds them is truly other-worldy.

There is not one sappy minute in this film... but many genuinely hilarious ones, and quite a few touching ones. In it's emotional impact, it somehow reminds me of "the Blind Side", in all the best ways. Between the cineplex, on demand, and 2-3 film festivals, I see roughly 150-200 films a year. This is easily among the 2-3 best I've seen this year...some distributor is going to hit a home-run with this one.


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