6.8/10
3,146
17 user 45 critic

Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

Trailer
1:18 | Trailer
A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country.
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

La mule (2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Colombian woman arrives at a French airport, she acts suspiciously and appears to be concealing something in her locked case. However a search of her bags and her body reveal something customs didn't expect.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Stars: Rossy de Palma, Karine Nuris, Tessa Volkine
Punk (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An intense and solitary teenager, Paul finds himself caught up in a journey for freedom, full of violence, betrayal and hope. Abandoned by his father, torn between his mother, with whom he ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Stars: Paul Bartel, Béatrice Dalle, Alban Bigmouth
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Stars: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Cherry Miko
A Dios (2001)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Colombia a Kid walks around in his neighborhood with his imaginary TV frame.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Stars: Luvin Bonilla Simancas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

different people from Medellin explain how difficult it is to live and survive in a city where violence,killing is common.Everyday,someone you know may die or get wounded by one of the armed factions that struggle throughout the country.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Stars: Davidson Ospina, Alejandro Monsalve Sánchez, Maria Auxiliadora
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Roy Dupuis, Owen Sejake, James Gallanders
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.

Director: Samuel Benchetrit
Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Edouard Baer, Jean Rochefort
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli
Stars: François Cluzet, Emmanuelle Devos, Gérard Depardieu
The Fake (2013)
Animation | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A convict returns to his home town to torturing again his family and face his neighbors trying to destroy the local religious fanatics and their plans to keep money from the village people.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Stars: Jae-rok Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon, Hee-von Park
Point Blank (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.

Director: Fred Cavayé
Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin
Drama

The story of of World War II British soldier Freddy Spencer Chapman, who volunteered to operate a counter insurgency behind enemy lines in the Malayan jungle.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christophe Minie Christophe Minie ... Johnny Mad Dog
Daisy Victoria Vandy Daisy Victoria Vandy ... Laokole
Joseph Duo Joseph Duo ... Never Die
Dagbeth Tweh Dagbeth Tweh ... No Good Advice
Careen Moore Careen Moore ... Fatmata - Lovelita
Mohammed Sesay Mohammed Sesay ... Butterfly
Barry Chernoh Barry Chernoh ... Small Devil
Léo Boyeneh Kote Léo Boyeneh Kote ... Pussy Cat
Maxwell Carter Maxwell Carter ... Monsieur Kamara
Miatta Fahnbulleh Miatta Fahnbulleh ... Madame Kamara (as Miata Fahnbulleh)
Terry Johnson Terry Johnson ... Joseph
Onismus Kamoh Onismus Kamoh ... Fofo
Lawrence King Lawrence King ... Ibrahim
Massiata E. Kenneh Massiata E. Kenneh ... Tanya Toyo
Anthony King Anthony King ... Pere Ibrahim
Edit

Storyline

Johnny Mad Dog, maybe 15, leads a band of boy soldiers in a civil war in an unnamed African country. "Don't want to die? Don't be born" is one of their shouted mottoes. We follow Mad Dog and his crew - No Good Advice, Butterfly, Chicken Hair, and others - as they kill, pillage rape, interrogate, and terrorize on their march to the capital. They take a TV station and lead an assault on the President's residence. We also follow Laokole, about Johnny age, as she tries to hold together her family of brother and disabled father. Is there more than chaos and inhumanity here? At war since age 10, has Johnny anything inside? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Belgium | Liberia

Language:

Kru | English

Release Date:

26 November 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Džoni besni pas See more »

Filming Locations:

Careysburg, Liberia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,139
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Visa d'exploitation (en France) n° 113658 See more »

Goofs

When the girl finds his wounded father, the location of the blood on Sleeveless shirt changes in the following scenes. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good acting but pointless and confusing
12 July 2009 | by lsdoxieSee all my reviews

Johnny Mad Dog is a war drama in an unknown African country. The movie follows a group of African rebel soldiers that plunder and murder civilians.

To make a good summary of the movie, it's 90 minutes of African rebels harassing and shooting civilians with their AK47's. We are given a shaky camera and A LOT of close ups which is confusing since you don't really know what's going on. It ends very abruptly and leaves you with a lot of questions.

No characters to care for and no logic. You feel no sympathy for the main character this "Johnny Mad Dog". You just want him to die.

I don't know what Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire wanted to say with this movie, and to tell you the truth, you're not missing anything if you don't see it.


26 of 82 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed