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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:
... Jack Crews
... Red
... Earl
... Sonny
... Wes (as Brian Vincent)
... Cutler
... Melanie
Rusty De Wees ... Junior
... Vince
Erin Broderick ... Tracy
... Ford (as Charles Dutton)
... McClaren
... Avery
Hester Hargett ... FBI Tech
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 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)  »

Also Known As:

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

In chapter 5 Junior drives the Peterbilt out of the shop it has short smoke stacks, then the truck is started up to back up to the trailer the camera shows black smoke flowing from tall stacks. They then stay long all through the movie. See more »

Quotes

Agent Ford: ATF - what does that stand for? "Alcohol, Tobacco and Fuck-ups?"
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Referenced in Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Remember This
Written by Jennifer Kimball and Ann Roboff (as Annie Roboff)
Performed by Linda Davis
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Very unrealistic, but action-packed
21 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I do prefer intelligent thrillers, but I don't mind unrealistic stuff if it's good. It was surprising to see Patrick Swayze was in this movie, seeing that it's so unrealistic and it's what would seem like a fool's errand in the eyes of the critics, but I credit his performance. It is about a truckie who is driving a truck filled with firearms, while guys come along, try to kill them, and get the guns. Meat Loaf's acting performance wasn't great, he should have just made a contribution to the soundtrack, and I thought he was over-the-top at the end, racing a truck, wildly raving and chanting bible verses. But the action scenes are good, despite the unrealism. Explosions happen when they wouldn't normally, and shooting people doesn't seem to do anything but make them wince. At one stage, Patrick Swayze is beating a guy up on the truck, and Meat Loaf comes along in his ute-type vehicle, and shoots him in his arm. He winces, but he keeps punching with the same vengeance and strength as before. Despite lack of credibility, it was an exciting adventure and was a film about truck-driving, which I have never actually seen in a movie before. Overall, it was great and the chase scenes are very well-done sometimes. If you aren't expecting too much and don't mind unrealistic things, and you like action movies, see this.


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