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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.

Director:

Kriv Stenders

Writers:

Daniel Taplitz (screenplay), Louis de Bernières (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Lucas ... John
Rachael Taylor ... Nancy
Rohan Nichol ... Jocko
Luke Ford ... Thomas Baker
Arthur Angel ... Vanno
John Batchelor ... Peeto
Koko Koko ... Red Dog
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Rosa
Noah Taylor ... Jack
Loene Carmen ... Maureen
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Mr. Cribbage
Jacquy Phillips Jacquy Phillips ... Mrs. Cribbage (as Jacqy Phillips)
Yure Covich Yure Covich ... Sandanski
Radek Jonak ... Chupouski
Costa Ronin ... 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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Plot Keywords:

dog | love | outback | immigrant | mine | See All (84) »

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Home is where the heart is. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Cyan Films | Official Site | See more »

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

4 August 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Crveni pas See more »

Filming Locations:

Western Australia, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD8,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,927,794
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Koko aka Red Dog joined his master on or about 18 December 2012. See more »

Goofs

Most of the Caterpillar equipment being worked on, parked, or operated, including the mining truck, motor grader, wheel and track loaders, are all newer models that were not in production during the time setting of the movie. While the 777 series mining truck was first introduced in 1974, those pictured are newer and the "Cat" logo and model numbers on the machines are all later production as well. See more »

Quotes

Peeto: We've had a vote on it, and the shop steward agrees, that if you mention Bruzzi
Vanno: Abruzzi
Peeto: again, the ski patrol has permission to slit your throat.
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Crazy Credits

Red Dog was made in consultation with the Ngarluma People of Roebourne See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Anzac Girls' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Shadow Boxer
by The Angels
Composed by John Brewster (as J Brewster)/Doc Neeson (as D Neeson)/Rick Brewster (as R Brewster)
©1979 J. ALbert & Son Pty Ltd
(P) Albert Productions.
Used with permission
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Absolutely Do See List!
27 May 2011 | by jacquiehapp08See 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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