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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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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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The only way to stay alive is to keep moving. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,829,351, 5 July 1998
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Kevin Sorbo was originally signed to star, but had to pull out due to medical problems. See more »

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Wes: I know I shouldn't drink apple juice. It gives me gas.
Earl: You listen here Wes: one fart and you're walkin'.
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Road Man
Written by Scott Hutchison, Monty Byrom, Ira Walker and David Kaff (as David Kaffinetti)
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Unstopped action movie with trucks, guns and violence
27 September 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie talks upon an ex-con named Jack(Patrick Swayze), he's working as mechanic in New Jersey, the bank is about to evict his house and he has no other choice taking a job for Red(Meat Loaf), driving a large truck in a long ride cross county, all the way from Atlanta . The truck is filled with illegal arms and he must to fight for saving his spouse(Brenda Strong) and daughter. Meanwhile the ATF and Feds (Stephen Tobolowski, Charles S Dutton, Lorraine Toussaint)are after from him.

The motion picture packs noisy action, race trucks, exciting thriller and is quite amusing, furthermore contains an eerie twist plot with the legend of apparition an ominous black dog. It's entertaining because from the beginning to the end the action packed and suspense is nonstop. Patrick Swayze( unforgettable in Dirty dancing) as a two-fisted action man saving his family is cool though a little wizened.Colorful cinematography and catching musical score by George S Clinton. The picture is professionally directed by Kevin Hooks( son of actor Robert Hooks).He's an action movies expert (Passenger 57 , Fled, among others), though he usually works for television , filming known and famous series( Prison break, 24, Lost, Cold case, NYPD Blue..). Rating : Acceptable and passable and it will like to action movies buffs and Patrick Swayze fans.


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