Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

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

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


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 <>

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26 November 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Džoni besni pas  »

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Short and Sweet
29 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As some of the previous reviews have reflected, this movie is confusing in the fact that the PLOT and COUNTRY and Purpose are not easily recognized. Some may call this pointless and the other spectrum may call this raw; but the truth is that this movie is all of the above. It does not outline it's plot as ludicrously as 'Step Brothers' or as reflective (aka thought provoking as City of God) it is what a a true journalistic amateur (aka 'raw') would have documented if he was watching some children in a street gang in an unamed African country. This movie was shot in Liberia, but as a historian and patriarch of Nigeria; I have heard similar type stories. Not ALL movies are made to make you feel good. Some (thank the Lord) are just that..........movies. THINK for yourself.

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