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Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

An iconic Australian story of family, friendship and adventure, between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend.

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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Michael Carter
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Grandpa
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Betty Marble
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Stemple
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Lang Hancock
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Diane Carter
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Theo Carter
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Nicholas Carter
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Little John
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Big John
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Jimmy Umbrella
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Durack
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Taylor Pete
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A father takes his two young sons to see Red Dog. After the movie he describes to his oldest son how Red Dog is based on the story of a dog he had as a boy - Blue. From this we see the period in the man's childhood when Blue was his dog, their trials and tribulations living on a farm in a remote part of Western Australia. Written by grantss

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Every legend has a beginning.


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26 December 2016 (Australia)  »

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Blue Dog  »

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When Michael was telling Theo his childhood story, the 3 side dishes Jimmy was serving up each meal with beef and a side dish. Bully beef for breakfast with a fried egg, cold beef for lunch with 2 slices of bread and hot beef for dinner with mashed potato. See more »

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Follows Red Dog (2011) See more »

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Good solid kids' film
10 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Just saw this tonight -- it was the opening film for this year's Berlin Berlinale. Went with my 8-yr. old daughter and two friends, one adult, one 14-yr. old, and we all enjoyed ourselves. It's a basic coming-of-age film -- not particularly out-of-the ordinary in terms of genre, but well-done, professional and very likable. Some good writing, good characters, beautiful Western Australian locations, and Phoenix -- the dog lead -- is just great. The film was recommended for 8 & up at the Berlinale, and I thought it worked well for my daughter. The film also hints at a few more thorny issues -- colonialism, abandonment, adult relations -- but also manages to keep the basic Boy meets Dog story at the center. For me it was a welcome relief to watch a good-quality live-action children's film, rather than another animated one.


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