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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 is his dog RED. When three teens kill his dog for no reason, the man sets out for justice and redemption within whatever means possible, legal or otherwise. Written by brian dreyfuss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They should have told the truth.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Rastros de Vingança  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,176 (USA) (8 August 2008)
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Lucky McKee was the original director and had been shooting for weeks when he was fired and replaced by Trygve Allister Diesen for unknown reasons. Angela Bettis (a frequent McKee collaborator) was also attached to the project, playing the role of 'Carrie', but was fired and replaced by Kim Dickens for, again, unknown reasons. See more »

Quotes

Carrie Donnel: How come you don't have any pictures of your sons?
Avery Ludlow: I don't have any sons.
Carrie Donnel: Yes, you do. Sam told me.
Avery Ludlow: He shouldn't have.
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Sunday Morning
Written by Rick Garcia and Dan McLoughlin
Performed by THE GREEN CAR MOTEL
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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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