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Red Dog (2011)

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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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11 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John
... Nancy
... Jocko
... Thomas Baker
... Vanno
... Peeto
Koko ... Red Dog
... Rosa
... Jack
... Maureen
Paul Blackwell ... Mr. Cribbage
Jacquy Phillips ... Mrs. Cribbage (as Jacqy Phillips)
... Sandanski
... Chupouski
... Dzambaski
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Storyline

In the tradition of Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), this is the story of a legendary, lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and communities together, some who find love, and others who find themselves. Based on true events. Written by trivwhiz

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Home is where the heart is. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Cyan Films | Official site

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4 August 2011 (Australia)  »

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Crveni pas  »

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AUD 8,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the inaugural Golden Collar Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA in 2012, Koko the dog won the Best Dog in a Foreign Film Award for this movie. See more »

Goofs

All the trains in the movies were hauled by either GE Dash 9 or GE Evolution Series locomotives, but these locomotives were only introduced to Pilbara region between mid 90s and 2011. In between 1971 and 1979, Hamersley Iron railroad mostly used Alco, and the livery back in 70s was yellow and blue. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Cribbage: [having answered a knock at the door]
Mr. Cribbage: Who was it?
Mrs. Cribbage: Everyone.
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The Red Dog film has been inspired by events, which may or may not have happened, but have become Pilbara Outback folklore. All the human characters in this film are invented, fictitious and imaginary. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #9.1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump into the Fire
by Harry Nilsson
Composed by Harry Nilsson (as Nilsson)
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp
(BMI) o/b/o Golden Syrup Music
©1972 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. Liscensed by
EMI Music Songs Australia Pty Ltd
for the World excluding USA. Licensed courtesy of
Sony Music Entertainment (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Absolutely Do See List!
27 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie 25 May 2011 as part of Cinefestoz in Busselton, Western Australia and it is AWESOME! It has to be one of the best family movies that I have seen - and as far as animal movies - tops. Yes, digitalized graphics for a few sections but no, the dog doesn't talk, he doesn't dance and he doesn't do anything that a dog shouldn't do. Koko the dog has expressions that would make some actors look wooden. He steals your heart. The landscapes of the northwest show the expanse of the area, whilst capturing the spirit of the 'settlers' of Dampier, which is a real town. It's a wild country and the stubby shorts the blokes are wearing are so 1970's I wonder where they got them all. Josh Lucas is oh so gorgeous, and so is Rachel Taylor, and the 'real characters' maybe cliché, but you know what, it doesn't matter because it makes the movie even more real and enjoyable.

We laughed, we cried, we laughed, we cried and were moved by a story that crosses time and age and is based on a true story. Thank you for bringing it to us.


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