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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 (85) »

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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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Trivia

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

[last lines]
Nancy: [to Red Dog] You stay, boy. You stay here. You're home now.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Red Dog: True Blue (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Set Up Another Drink
by Carl Phillips
Composed by Johnny Capps
K-Ark Records
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A True Aussie Classic
20 August 2011 | by csaw59See all my reviews

A beautiful film shot in one of Australia's most iconic locations that reconstructs a true tale of an Australian larrikan in the manner that these stories are meant to be told, serious, but with a nudge & a wink. It was refreshing that the Director (Kriv Stenders) & the human actors never tried to upstage the true star of the movie Red Dog (Koko), letting him become the focus of the story.

It is important that Australian cinema continues to look at the 1,000's of little stories that make us what we are, the stories of towns & people that are often overlooked in our desire to be recognized overseas. Movies like Red Dog are a window to our soul.

Also, an Australian film without the painful slow pace & without the obligatory close up shot of something totally unrelated to the movie ... refreshing!


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Official Sites:

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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:

$21,185,162
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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