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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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Sometimes you pick the dog. Sometimes the dog picks you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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:

Red Dog 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 the dog learned more than fifty commands from his trainer for the film. See more »

Goofs

Peto sings along to Rose Tattoo's song 'We Can't Be Beaten' which was not released until 1983. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [beginning his tale] Back in the mean old days when men were men, dogs were dogs - rougher, harder, brighter, redder...
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Crazy Credits

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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.204 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
By arrangement with Bug
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Great Picture....needs to be in theatres soon !
6 April 2011 | by aligon-2See all my reviews

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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