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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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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 rules of the road are simple. Don't turn back. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of action violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Alto riesgo  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$12,829,351, 5 July 1998
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Gabriel Casseus (Sonny) plays a football player-turned F.B.I. Agent. In Point Break (1991), Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) was a football player-turned F.B.I. Agent. See more »

Goofs

The scale scene was filmed at the scale outside Atlanta, Ga on I-20 east on the west side of Atlanta and the sign on the building says "North Carolina Dept Of Transportation". See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

On Down the Line
Written by Kostas Lazarides
Performed by Patty Loveless
Courtesy of MCA Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Meatloaf, burning diesel and one angry black dog!
3 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

No truer words, Swayze looked weathered. But I guess some truckers just do. I sort of enjoyed the story, the beginning definitely ignites the rest of the action. This has some 'skill' linked-up in the driving, I learned a couple cool things about Big Rigs, that I didn't realize before however, I haven't seen diesels doing stuff like that since, 'Breakdown' 'CONVOY' or 'Duel'. Patrick is pretty much always fun to see act in any movie that he is in, other than the banter back and forth from the Evil-Graeme Beckel's character, who had taken his wife (played by Brenda Strong, the woman walking down the street only in a 'bra' that caused 'Kramer' from Seinfeld to crash his car T.V.s Seinfeld) and daughter, then making it through that Hellish chase situation and accident, only to lose a new found friend 'Sonny' the F.B.I. man, suddenly being sideswiped by The heavier-weight-coupon clipping-Jimmy Swaggart-wannabe-evil boss Singer rock star/actor Meatloaf at the end of this flick, Jack (Swayze) can't get an even break. However this is how most big budget Studio production houses usually take it into their hands to change a movie script until the believable is now ridiculous, usually at the end of a movie. Kind of like when Sidney J Furie made "Superman IV" and the Studio execs slashed his budget in half...this time however at pretty much the last minute, before scene shooting got started.

But Blackdog is entertaining and fun,the cast is a great cast. Heck with a good beer it gets even better.

But please if you must drink, stay at home and be nice to those around you.


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