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
The statue of Red Dog in the last scene is the actual monument erected in Dampier in 1979. See more »
DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE signs as seen on the back of the workers' bus were not used in WA on long vehicles until the early 1980s. There were no such signs in 1971. See more »
[to his bus passengers]
Did you see that?
Well, he almost got run over.
Nah. He was hitchhiking, mate.
Once you picked him up, he remembers, and thinks it's his right to demand a ride anytime.
Pushy bloke. No doubt about it.
He only does that to people he knows?
Of course not. Just the ones he likes.
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Red Dog was made in consultation with the Ngarluma People of Roebourne See more »
Move Over Rover
by Billy Hall and his Rhythm Boys
Written by Billy Hall (as Hall)/Tex Justus (as Justus)
Published by Hits of Tomorrow Publications
Licensed courtesy of Harry Glenn/Glenn Records See more »
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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