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White Dog (1982)

PG | | Drama, Horror | 7 July 1982 (France)
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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to attack black people.

Director:

Samuel Fuller

Writers:

Romain Gary (story), Samuel Fuller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy McNichol ... Julie Sawyer
Christa Lang Christa Lang ... Nurse
Vernon Weddle Vernon Weddle ... Vet
Jameson Parker ... Roland Grale
Karl Lewis Miller Karl Lewis Miller ... Attacker
Karrie Emerson ... Sun Bather
Helen Siff ... Pound Operator (as Helen J. Siff)
Glen Garner Glen Garner ... Pound Worker (as Glen D. Garner)
Terrence Beasor ... Pound Driver
Tony Brubaker ... Sweeper Driver
Samuel Fuller ... Charlie Felton
Marshall Thompson ... Director
Paul Bartel ... Cameraman
Richard Monahan Richard Monahan ... Assistant Director
Neyle Morrow ... Soundman
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Storyline

Deprogramming a dog who kills Blacks is the ultimate challenge for an unorthodox African-American trainer. When a young Hollywood actress finds the injured stray, she nurses it back to health, not knowing it's a "White Dog" trained by a racist to attack only Blacks. Julie's appalled when the otherwise gentle, white German Shepherd breaks out, then returns from his nighttime foray dotted with human blood. Julie desperately races from trainer to trainer, advised to kill her pet, until the top Hollywood canine expert refers her to his former protégé, Keys. Written by David Stevens

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Taglines:

...Trained To Kill [Video Australia] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Perro blanco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$46,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,509
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Samuel Fuller had his own personal real-life experiences dealing with German-trained G.I. hunting dogs during the Second World War. See more »

Goofs

Just before the White Dog finally takes the hamburger from his trainer, he looks up at him, and just under his lip, shows the edge of the prosthetics that hold his cheeks in a snarl. See more »

Quotes

Roland Gray: You got a four-legged time bomb!
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References True Grit (1969) See more »

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Unseen Masterpiece
8 September 2004 | by ryanlangerudSee all my reviews

I can't let this be the only comment for White Dog.

The best film about racism and hatred I've ever seen, with the basic message that hatred isn't something a child is born with, it's something they have been taught. And the question is raised, can you un-teach them?

A black animal trainer (Paul Winfield) attempts to re-train an attack dog taught to kill people with black skin.

Paramount tucked it's tail between it's legs when protesters who had never seen the film claimed it was the work of racists.

Fuller moved to France and never made another American movie. (He made one in France)

PS: to the lady above me, that annoying piano is Ennio Morricone and he has forgotten more about music than you will ever know.  


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