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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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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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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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 »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.204 (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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A True Blue Aussie Hero
10 August 2011 | by (Kirkcaldy, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this movie in Western Australia.....the home of Red Dog. More than that, my West Australian wife grew up in Dampier and remembers a period of four or five days, where Red Dog decided to grace her family home with his presence...enjoying the steak dinners provided by my Father in Law. He then decided it was time to go, and moved on to another family. This is only one account of Red Dog, his story legendary, but no less true for that! This movie is a very uplifting true story, not only of Red Dog, but of a small community living on the 'frontier.' In an extremely harsh environment, Red Dog brought the community together. The movie conveys very well what it was like to live in Dampier in the '70s. The movie has some very sad and moving episodes, but also some real 'laugh out loud' moments. In the end, rather than feeling sad, I felt it was a celebration of a very special animal. The movie was so good, I ALMOST awarded a score of 10/10...pity I can't award 9.5/10.


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