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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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Patrick Swayze went thru a real truck driving school to earn his Class A CDL (commercial driver's license). See more »

Goofs

In the motorbike duel scene, the road that Crews is driving on switches back and forth between a 4-lane divided road and a 2-lane undivided road. 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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Connections

Referenced in Blacktop (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Drivin' My Life Away
Written by Even Stevens, Eddie Rabbitt and David Malloy
Performed by Rhett Akins
Courtesy of Decca Records
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Very unrealistic, but action-packed
21 October 1998 | by Die Hard-3See 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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