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Black Dog (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 May 1998 (USA)
A weapons loaded truck is shadowed by FBI and ATF. It explodes and kills the driver. Jack, just out of prison, is pressured into driving another truck from Atlanta to NJ. Things get rough when hijacking attempts are made.

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Kevin Hooks
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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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Official Sites:

Universal

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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

Gross USA:

$12,951,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,951,088
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Sorbo was originally signed to star, but had to pull out due to medical problems. See more »

Goofs

When Crews pull up to the truck scale, axle #3 show's it weight at 16,360lbs. As he pulls up again to weight the last two axles, axle #3 shows it's weight at 16,260lbs See more »

Quotes

Red: [after crashing his truck] Damn you Crews! Your ass is mine!
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Connections

Referenced in Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (2004) 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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The best of the worst
1 April 2005 | by walker2320See all my reviews

This, although not entirely intended to be that funny, is one of the most humorous films I've ever seen. Wes's constant pleading to visit the jon, Red's quoting of Bible verses, and Earl's horrible singing all intertwine into a story originally intended to be very serious. However, the great acting of Randy Travis and Meat Loaf give the viewer a pleasant and hilarious surprise. The car chase scene is wonderfully made as is a crafty semi truck rampage up a steep hill and along jagged cliffs. A unique blend of good and bad acting along with good scenes and bad scenes make Black Dog one of the best "bad" movies you'll ever see.


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