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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. McCormack
Mrs. Doust
Jack Ketchum ...
Bartender (as Dallas Mayr)
Delaney Williams ...
Gun Shop Manager
Gun Shop Clerk


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  »

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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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Did You Know?


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 »


Danny: You're fucking crazy.
Avery Ludlow: In that case, you better do as I tell you, hadn't you?
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »


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Red delivers in Spades
11 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom, Colchester.) – See all my reviews

After reading lots of positive reviews on RED, I kind of knew it was going to be good..And it was.

It's kind of like the defender who plays well all season but does'nt get the player of the year award!

A brilliant film, but because it has'nt got special effects or a mega star cast it will not get the push it needs to hit the cinemas, but let me tell you. RED hits the spot.

It' about an oldish guy (played splendidly by Brian Cox) whose only buddy is his 14 year old dog called RED. One day out fishing with Red, three young guys turn up and harass him and eventually shoot Red dead.

So now Brian Cox' character wants justice, but two of the guys whose killed Reds' dad is the towns main man, Cox wants revenge!

Basically thats the plot, so simple, but so effective!

No blood and guts, No special effects...Just a brilliant film, no matter what genre you like. You just can't not like this film.

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