MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 556 this week

Red Dog (2011)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  4 August 2011 (Australia)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 11,475 users  
Reviews: 77 user | 53 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 04 Dec 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 18 Feb 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 40 titles
created 22 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Red Dog" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Red Dog (2011)

Red Dog (2011) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Dog.

User Polls

10 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Tom
...
...
Koko ...
...
...
...
Paul Blackwell ...
Jacquy Phillips ...
Mrs. Cribbage (as Jacqy Phillips)
...
...
...
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you pick the dog. Sometimes the dog picks you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

4 August 2011 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Cão Vermelho  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 8,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Peeto: We've had a vote on it, and the shop steward agrees, that if you mention Bruzzi
Vanno: Abruzzi
Peeto: again, the ski patrol has permission to slit your throat.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.204 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Set Up Another Drink
by Carl Phillips
Composed by Johnny Capps
K-Ark Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


30 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Australian 'Aussie' movie ... stuart-mccormack
So when will it show in the U.S.? :) jedmisto2003
locations? THEKirkLazarus
song list from movie lelo4851
Seen it! writinwater
John Grant irritating
Discuss Red Dog (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page