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Dog Jack (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 29 August 2010 (USA)
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This is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the Union Army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the ... See full summary »


Edward T. McDougal


Florence Biros (novel), Edward T. McDougal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Grown up Jed (voice)
Benjamin Gardner Benjamin Gardner ... Jed
Frank Kasy ... Reverend Stewart
Kenneth Craig Kenneth Craig ... Eli Cooper
Eddie Huchro ... Casey Case
Kevin Holmen Kevin Holmen ... Kirk Cooper
Joe Gandurski ... Captain Malloy (as Joseph Gandurski)
Stephen Schuch Stephen Schuch ... Jimmy Malloy
Shane Kenyon ... Jesse
Gregory Winston Gregory Winston ... Noah
Jeannette Blackwell Jeannette Blackwell ... Sarah
Paul Jaquith Paul Jaquith ... Nathaniel
John Corcoran John Corcoran ... Matt
Eddie Staver Eddie Staver ... Tennessee
Jeffrey Boehm ... Company Soldier Emerson (as Jeff Boehm)


This is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the Union Army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the beloved mascot of the Pennsylvania 102nd, who was so prized by his regiment for his skills in battle, that he was twice exchanged for a Confederate prisoner of war. Written by Jack Humble

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A slave boy escapes his plantation, joins the union army with his dog, never expecting to see his master again . . .


Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence


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Release Date:

29 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Edward T. McDougal Films See more »
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When Jed leaves the Union lines to go after Jack, in the shots from behind him he is carrying a full-length rifle, and in the shots from in front, he is carrying a much shorter carbine with more of the barrel and ramrod sticking out from the stock. See more »

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Dog vomit
4 March 2012 | by Steven SteelSee all my reviews

While the overall story line holds great promise, the movie falls short by wielding a clumsy script and incongruous story line. One is constantly bashed over the head with the movie's many "points" in an unbelievable and unnatural line of dialogue in each scene as characters seem to line up in some shots, hovering in the background, waiting for their turn to speak to the main character as if they cannot see or hear the character before them. On top of that, the dialogue from some characters seems to come out of left field motivated by some unseen force having nothing to do with the environment, circumstances, or previous scene. Combined with the complete, utter lack of congruity between scenes and the overuse of narration, the movie constantly breaks the fourth wall and one has to force oneself back into the story over and over again. I'm not saying it's the worst movie ever made, but it's pretty darn close.

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