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Red (2008)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  20 January 2008 (USA)
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A reclusive man sets out for justice and redemption when three troublesome teens kill his dog for no good reason.


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An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means available to him. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They should have told the truth.


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rastros de Vingança  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,176 (USA) (8 August 2008)


$3,176 (USA) (8 August 2008)

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1.85 : 1
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Actor Brian Cox is in three movies named Red. in Red (2008) as Avery Ludlow and in Red (2010) and Red 2 (2013) as Ivan. See more »


Avery Ludlow: [last lines - to puppy] So, what'll we call ya?
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »


Should I
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Written and Performed by Rick Garcia and Rene Reyes
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Touching, emotional and an unexpectedly good film
18 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I initially thought this film might be OK, but would probably turn out a let-down, as so many do. I was totally wrong. The film was unexpectedly very good. If you are an animal lover and a family man, you should be able to relate to this film and thus should definitely enjoy it.

I found the story very interesting and the acting was excellent. I watched the film whilst having a bottle of wine and this may have made it even better, but I actually found it very touching and even a little emotional. I am not normally the kind of person, who gets emotional watching a film, but this one struck a cord with me and in a way it saddened me, but at the same time, as I could relate to the main actor, he gave me great strength.

Brian Cox played the part tremendously and managed to portray the past tragedies in his life extremely well and with utter conviction. I scored the film 7, but it would be a high 7 and close to an 8. I prefer action type films and slower paced ones like this normally bore me. This one however was far from boring and in actual fact was thoroughly entertaining.

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