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Dogs on the Inside (2014)

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Filmed in a Massachusetts prison, DOGS ON THE INSIDE follows the birth of a relationship between abandoned rescue dogs and prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance at a ... See full summary »


Brean Cunningham (co-director), Douglas Seirup (co-director)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Riccio Michelle Riccio ... Herself - Founder, Don't Throw Us Away
Candido Santiago Candido Santiago ... Himself - Inmate Dog Handler (as Candido)
Connie Lee-Teigen Connie Lee-Teigen ... Herself - Mississippi Dog Rescuer
Cole Bowen Cole Bowen ... Himself - Dog Transporter
Julie Rosenman Julie Rosenman ... Herself - Adoption Coordinator, Forever Home Rescue New England
Joanne Wilkinson Joanne Wilkinson ... Herself - Owner, Forever Home Rescue New England
Rob Rob ... Himself - Sadie's Inmate Dog Handler
Scott Scott ... Himself - Inmate Dog Handler
Lutz Lutz ... Himself - North Central Corrections Institution (as Sgt. Lutz)
Nicholas Dodman Nicholas Dodman ... Himself - Director of Animal Behavior, Tufts University
Marc Bekoff ... Himself - Professor Emeritus of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder
Paulette Rioux Paulette Rioux ... Herself - Dog Trainer, Don't Throw Us Away
Phil Phil ... Himself - Major's Inmate Dog Handler
Anita Collins Anita Collins ... Herself - Director of Treatment, North Central Correctional Institution
Chase Chase ... Himself - Cash's Inmate Dog Handler


Filmed in a Massachusetts prison, DOGS ON THE INSIDE follows the birth of a relationship between abandoned rescue dogs and prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance at a better life. Giving a voice to a forgotten dog and a forgotten man, the film is a life-affirming testament to the power of second chances. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

25 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Great doc - loved it!
1 June 2014 | by badpeopleSee all my reviews

Caught this at The Boston International Film Festival and was taken completely by surprise. What a great little movie. I am rarely emotionally moved by a documentary, but this one got me. I get really tired of docs whose reach is enormous, but this one stays grounded with the characters and their intimate stories. DOGS isn't so much an argument for inmate/dog rescue programs, but after seeing how racial and other barriers can get broken down between inmates after working with these dogs, I am convinced we need more programs like this in America.

The stories were excellent. Truly interesting subject matter and characters, who you can tell have been changed by working with animals. But I was also pleased with the technical abilities of the filmmakers - who I learned are a two man team doing almost all the work. Everything from the look to the music to the sound to the editing was top notch - definitely WAY above most independent documentaries. I can't wait for this movie to pick up distribution - it would be perfect on television!

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