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The Dogwalker (2002)

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The L.A. dog walking scene provides a colorful backdrop for the story of Ellie Moore, damaged goods on the run from her latest abusive boyfriend and on the verge of transformation. She's ... See full summary »

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Jacques Thelemaque
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Credited cast:
Diane Gaidry ... Ellie
Pamela Gordon ... Betsy
Lyn Vaus Lyn Vaus ... Walter
Lisa Jane Persky ... Allison
Alan Gelfant ... Glen
John Nielsen ... Dave
Kerry Bishop ... Amanda Singer
Alan Desatti ... (as Alan De Satti)
Linda L. Miller ... Angry Woman
Willow Atkinson Willow Atkinson ... Hooker
Warren Davis ... Amazed Dog Owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Cato John Cato
David Diaan ... Angry Client
Jerry Rapp ... Hiker
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The L.A. dog walking scene provides a colorful backdrop for the story of Ellie Moore, damaged goods on the run from her latest abusive boyfriend and on the verge of transformation. She's helped along in that process by Betsy Wright, a misanthropic dog-walker in need of help with her business and struggling with her own dark past. The odd relationship between the cranky dog-walker and her unstable new apprentice proves the catalyst for the emotional journey Ellie must undertake. In Betsy, she finds a dark mirror of herself - a lonely, angry, complex woman whose own troubled past proves disturbingly close to her own. And in the dogs, she finds lost pieces of herself as she fumbles with the leash to her own life - struggling to hold on as it pulls her toward a brighter future before her past catches up with her. Written by Anonymous

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A New Leash On Life

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Now that it's coming to theaters.
21 August 2006 | by amandasweikowSee all my reviews

This is an amazing and touching film. You don't even have to be a dog lover to enjoy it! Although the title may lead you to think that it's merely a film about dogs, it's about so much more. This film explores an array of important issues such as cancer and domestic abuse powerfully, but without being preachy or heavy handed.

Jacques Thelemaque writes and directs with honesty and grace, and the performances by Diane Gaidry and Pamela Gordon are authentic and full of real human emotion, which seems to be missing from most independent films these days. This is the kind of independent film that deserves your support, go see it and I guarantee you will not be disappointed!


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3 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$425,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,726, 15 September 2002

Gross USA:

$12,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,024
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