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Red (2008)

A reclusive man sets out for justice and redemption when three troublesome teens kill his dog for no good reason.

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Stephen Susco (screenplay), Jack Ketchum (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Cox ... Avery Ludlow
Noel Fisher ... Danny
Kyle Gallner ... Harold
Shiloh Fernandez ... Pete
Kim Dickens ... Carrie
Marcia Bennett ... Emma
Richard Riehle ... Sam
Tom Sizemore ... Mr. McCormack
Ashley Laurence ... Mrs. McCormack
Robert Englund ... Mr. Doust
Amanda Plummer ... Mrs. Doust
Keith Buterbaugh ... Dean
Jack Ketchum Jack Ketchum ... Bartender (as Dallas Mayr)
Delaney Williams ... Gun Shop Manager
Tate Ellington ... Gun Shop Clerk
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Storyline

An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means available to him. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They should have told the truth.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rastros de Vingança See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,176, 10 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,176, 10 August 2008
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Billy Goat Pictures, Tenk See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Cox was in three movies named "Red". The others being RED (2010) and RED 2 (2013). See more »

Quotes

Avery Ludlow: I learned one thing during the war: that you fight with whatever you've got, whatever you can lay your hands on... and you never stop. The minute you do, that's the minute the world rolls right over you.
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

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Long Way Down
Written by Rick Garcia and Rene Reyes
Performed by THE GREEN CAR MOTEL
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A Man, His Dog and His Quest For Justice
27 April 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While fishing in Miller's Band with his dog Red, the lonely widower and owner of a small general store Avery Ludlow (Brian Cox) is surrounded by three teenage thieves seeking money and without any reason, one of them shoots Red on the head. Avery investigates the empty cartridge and finds the owner of the shotgun Danny McCormack (Noel Fisher), his brother Harold (Kyle Gallner) and their friend Pete Doust (Shiloh Fernandez). Avery seeks out Danny's father Michael McCormack (Tom Sizemore) that is a corrupt businessman expecting excuses and punishment for the boys, but he finds an arrogant man that does not pay attention to his complaints about the cruelty of Danny to his dog. He decides to sue Danny using his friend and lawyer Sam Berry (Richard Riehle), but Mr. McCormack uses his political influence to obstruct justice. The reporter Carrie Donnel (Kim Dickens) makes a program for TV showing the cruelty of the offender and how justice does not work, but again Mr. McCormack affects her work. However, Avery does not give up of his quest for justice.

Yesterday I saw the trailer of "Red" and I liked what I saw, so I decided to watch this movie expecting to see a sort of "Death Wish". However the story is a powerful drama with a complex lead character performed by the veteran Brian Cox. In this regard, it is great to see the quest for justice of an old man against the corrupt system ruled by money and influence. The cast is superb, with Noel Fisher perfect in the role of the mean Danny, and Tom Sizemore in an awesome performance in the role of the patriarch of a dysfunctional family. Unfortunately the conclusion is not well resolved and quite pointless. The Brazilian title misleads the viewer, giving a wrong idea of the plot. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Rastros de Vingança" ("Tracks of Revenge")


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