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Black Dog (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 May 1998 (USA)
Ex-truck driver Jack Crews (Patrick Swayze) has just been released from prison for vehicular manslaughter after losing control and hitting a stranded motorist. His family is in danger of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Swayze ... Jack Crews
Meat Loaf ... Red
Randy Travis ... Earl
Gabriel Casseus ... Sonny
Brian Vincent ... Wes
Graham Beckel ... Cutler
Brenda Strong ... Melanie
Rusty De Wees Rusty De Wees ... Junior
Cyril O'Reilly ... Vince
Erin Broderick Erin Broderick ... Tracy
Charles S. Dutton ... Ford (as Charles Dutton)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... McClaren
Lorraine Toussaint ... Avery
Hester Hargett Hester Hargett ... FBI Tech
Stuart Greer Stuart Greer ... Trooper
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Storyline

Ex-truck driver Jack Crews (Patrick Swayze) has just been released from prison for vehicular manslaughter after losing control and hitting a stranded motorist. His family is in danger of losing their house, so he takes a job from his boss driving a truck up from Atlanta "off the books". Little does he know, the trailer is loaded with illegal artillery, and Red (Meat Loaf) is hell bent on hijacking it. Jack teams up with Earl (Randy Travis) to deliver the load and save his family. Written by Ian O.

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For Jack Crews, the rules of the road are simple. No passing, no tailgating, and no turning back. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of action violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alto riesgo See more »

Filming Locations:

Madison, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,809,375, 3 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,829,351, 5 July 1998
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Vic Armstrong, the stunt crew, including Second Unit Director and Stunt Coordinator Gary Hymes, were fired from the film by the producers. They then called in Vic Armstrong, to film the truck chase, and finish the stunt scenes. Parts of the stunt crew remained on the set, and was rehired by Armstrong. This explains why there are two Stunt Coordinators, Assistant Coordinators, and Second Unit Directors credited on this film. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, three sedans come screeching into the shipyard, and at least 18 car doors can be heard slamming shut as passengers get out. See more »

Quotes

Melanie: [the rig gets slammed into by Red's rig] What is that?
Jack Crews: The hound from Hell.
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Connections

Referenced in Take the Tower: Episode #1.3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Highway Junkie
Written by Sam Tate, Annie Tate and Chris Knight
Performed by Gary Allan
Courtesy of Decca Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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I like this movie, and I ain't afraid to say so.
23 November 2007 | by robynh-4See all my reviews

Yes, it has many a plot hole. Yes, the acting isn't Oscar worthy. And yes, it's a cheesy B-grade movie. But guess what? I like it. "Black Dog" is a silly trucker action/thriller topped off with comedy, both intentional and unintentional, and a really, really cool country music score. The reason why so many people don't like it is simply 'cause they are taking it far too seriously. If you're like me and have had plenty of warning NOT to take "Black Dog" so seriously (thanks to the other IMDb members), then you'll like "Black Dog".

In short, DO NOT expect "Black Dog" to be something like "Donnie Darko" and/or "Fight Club". Don't take it seriously and you may just have a rollicking good time, especially if you are a fan of anyone who stars in it.


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