MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,488 this week

Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 2,619 users   Metascore: 45/100
Reviews: 14 user | 44 critic | 6 from Metacritic.com

A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 05 Dec 2010
 
a list of 31 titles
created 11 Dec 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 25 Apr 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 01 Oct 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Johnny Mad Dog" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

Johnny Mad Dog (2008) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Johnny Mad Dog.
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dying Breed (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »

Director: Jody Dwyer
Stars: Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell, Bille Brown
Bag Man (2014)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

BAG MAN is the understated story of a 12 year old African American boy, who takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York. With a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker
Stars: Judah Bellamy, Raushanah Simmons, Michael Frederic
Sideshow (2000)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

While visiting a traveling carnival full of human freaks, high school students nearly join as permanent members.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Jamie Martz, Michael Amos, Scott Clark
Isolados (2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A couple, Lauro and Renata, travels to a remote area surrounded by rain forest in Rio De Janeiro. Once they are there, Lauro is told by a bar owner that gruesome murders are taking place in... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Portella
Stars: Juliana Alves, Regiane Alves, Edmilson Barros
Model by Day (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Lady X is a woman who works during the day as a model but turns into a fighter for justice at night with the help of her karate master Chang.

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Famke Janssen, Stephen Shellen, Clark Johnson
Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Punk (TV Movie 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An intense and solitary teenager, Paul finds himself caught up in a journey for freedom, full of violence, betrayal and hope. Abandoned by his father, torn between his mother, with whom he ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Stars: Paul Bartel, Béatrice Dalle, Marie-Ange Casta
Director: Erick Wofford
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Mitsuhiro Mihara
Stars: Miki Nakatani, Tatsuya Fuji, Sei Hiraizumi
Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Maryan (2013)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A contract worker in Sudan is abducted by mercenaries and his lover in India awaits his return.

Director: Ganapathy Bharat
Stars: Dhanush, Parvathi Menon, Salim Kumar
Action

Based on the true life experience of Billy Moore who survived his Thai prison ordeal by becoming a Muaii Thai boxing champion.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christophe Minie ...
Johnny Mad Dog
Daisy Victoria Vandy ...
Laokole
Joseph Duo ...
Never Die
Dagbeth Tweh ...
No Good Advice
Careen Moore ...
Fatmata - Lovelita
Mohammed Sesay ...
Butterfly
Barry Chernoh ...
Small Devil
Léo Boyeneh Kote ...
Pussy Cat
Maxwell Carter ...
Monsieur Kamara
Miata Fahnbulleh ...
Madame Kamara
Terry Johnson ...
Joseph
Onismus Kamoh ...
Fofo
Lawrence King ...
Ibrahim
Massiata E. Kenneh ...
Tanya Toyo
Anthony King ...
Pere Ibrahim
Edit

Storyline

Johnny Mad Dog, maybe 15, leads a band of boy soldiers in a civil war in an unnamed African country. "Don't want to die? Don't be born" is one of their shouted mottoes. We follow Mad Dog and his crew - No Good Advice, Butterfly, Chicken Hair, and others - as they kill, pillage rape, interrogate, and terrorize on their march to the capital. They take a TV station and lead an assault on the President's residence. We also follow Laokole, about Johnny age, as she tries to hold together her family of brother and disabled father. Is there more than chaos and inhumanity here? At war since age 10, has Johnny anything inside? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

26 November 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Džoni besni pas  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Visa d'exploitation (en France) n° 113658 See more »

Goofs

When the girl finds his wounded father, the location of the blood on Sleeveless shirt changes in the following scenes. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
i have not seen in a VERY long time such a REALISTIC war-drama
17 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

the other reviewer bellow sums everything up pretty much as i would do overall. i just have to add that i like this much more then "city of God" mostly because there is no over-the-top acting here and this is much more expressive from a realistic point of view. also the 2 or 3 war scenes are also very raw with realistic common sense military tactics.

but the strength of this movie comes from its subject matter and from ALL the actors. watching this one realizes that there is no need for drama classes to become an "actor" if you were able to "play" the designed "role" beforehand...hands down to ALL the actors here(both girls and boys). the dramatization and the conclusion also stands out as well as all those little details abundant in many scenes.the dialogues are very raw and used in good realistic measure.

one warning to the viewer: the language spoken is an English African dialect, so you might have a need for a subtitled version. subtitles are already available for it on the net.


36 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Were English subtitles necessary? clive-ihd
El Che promoted war and revolution in Africa joe22-7
What happened to the brother? mtkohler
At Sundance 2009 this film will make waves!! Anideos
Does anyone know release date paccy4444
Film Soundtrack ahmeddanso
Discuss Johnny Mad Dog (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?