An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.
The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named ... See full summary »
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
Koko the dog learned more than fifty commands from his trainer for the film. See more »
Peto sings along to Rose Tattoo's song 'We Can't Be Beaten' which was not released until 1983. See more »
[beginning his tale]
Back in the mean old days when men were men, dogs were dogs - rougher, harder, brighter, redder...
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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 »
Let My Love Open the Door
by Pete Townshend
Composed by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Published by Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. (PRS) and Towser Tunes, Inc. (BMI) administered by Bug Music-Songs of Windswept Pacific (BMI)
Licensed courtesy Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.
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I skipped "Red Dog" in Berlin... I don't like "dog" pictures...
BIG MISTAKE !
Fortunately, I had a chance to see it at Vail Film Festival, where it ran away with the "Audience Favorite" and it blew me away... it is a completely endearing tale of an isolated mining town in the far northwest of Australia, the bizarre characters that wash up there, and the unstoppable human drive to create community wherever we gather. And yes, the dog that inspires them to focus on what matters in themselves and in life. The characters, and in this town, everybody is one or they wouldn't BE there, are original, surprising, and compelling. And the landscape that holds them is truly other-worldy.
There is not one sappy minute in this film... but many genuinely hilarious ones, and quite a few touching ones. In it's emotional impact, it somehow reminds me of "the Blind Side", in all the best ways. Between the cineplex, on demand, and 2-3 film festivals, I see roughly 150-200 films a year. This is easily among the 2-3 best I've seen this year...some distributor is going to hit a home-run with this one.
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