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Cujo (1983)

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Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Donna Trenton
... Tad Trenton
... Vic Trenton (as Daniel Hugh-Kelly)
... Steve Kemp
... Joe Camber
... Charity Camber
... Brett Camber (as Billy Jacoby)
... Gary Pervier
Sandy Ward ... Bannerman
... Masen
Merritt Olsen ... Professor
Arthur Rosenberg ... Roger Breakstone
Terry Donovan-Smith ... Harry
Robert Elross ... Meara
... Fournier
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Storyline

Donna Trenton is a frustrated suburban housewife whose life is a turmoil after her husband learns about her having an affair. Brett Camber is a young boy whose only companion is a Saint-Bernard named "Cujo", who in turn is bitten by a rabid bat. Whilst Vic, Donna's husband is away on business, and thinking over his marital troubles, Donna and her 5-year-old son Tad take her Pinto to Brett Cambers' dad's car shop... the car fails, and "Cujo" is very, very sick... Written by Miguel Cane <Stepford@yahoo.com>

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Unleash the terror. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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12 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,114,000, 14 August 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,200,000
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Trivia

A rumor has circulated that "Cujo" is an ancient Indian word meaning "unstoppable force." In reality, Stephen King made it up himself when writing the novel. See more »

Goofs

When Donna is running toward the house, the boom mic clearly comes in front of the camera in the top right hand portion of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Joe Camber: You better watch it, Pervier.
[Joe looks down and pats Cujo]
Joe Camber: I'll sic my dog on you.
Gary Pervier: That dog? You couldn't sic that dog on me if I was comin' at you with a straight razor in each hand!
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The films title appears out of a pool of swirling blood. See more »

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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Hardcore horror.
10 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Hardcore horror fans won't be disappointed (although for a while they may think they will be) with this extremely bloody and gruesome shocker. The attack scenes are about as intense as possible - the director almost pushes them TOO far. But the first half of the movie is plodding, filled with unnecessary scenes, and the kid's constant whining (although justified) is sure to get on your nerves. (**1/2)


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