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Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

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An iconic Australian story of family, friendship and adventure, between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend.

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Kriv Stenders

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Daniel Taplitz (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Isaacs ... Michael Carter
Levi Miller ... Mick
Bryan Brown ... Grandpa
Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Betty Marble
Thomas Cocquerel ... Bill Stemple
John Jarratt ... Lang Hancock
Justine Clarke ... Diane Carter
Zen McGrath ... Theo Carter
Winta McGrath ... Nicholas Carter
Steve Le Marquand ... Little John
Syd Brisbane ... Big John
Kee Chan ... Jimmy Umbrella
Kelton Pell Kelton Pell ... Durack
Calen Tassone ... Taylor Pete
Phoenix Phoenix ... Blue Dog
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Storyline

A father takes his two young sons to see Red Dog. After the movie he describes to his oldest son how Red Dog is based on the story of a dog he had as a boy - Blue. From this we see the period in the man's childhood when Blue was his dog, their trials and tribulations living on a farm in a remote part of Western Australia. Written by grantss

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Every legend has a beginning.


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Dog See more »

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$6,625,303
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Prequel to the Red Dog (2011) movie. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: He'll run away sometime or another. But know this, they'll always be a home here for you.
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Sunshine Of Your Love
Performed by Cream
Composed by Jack Bruce, Pete Brown (as Peter Brown) and Eric Clapton
© 1973 Dratleaf Music Ltd and EC Music Ltd
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Under License from Polydor Ltd (UK)
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
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Good solid kids' film
10 February 2017 | by spektaklSee all my reviews

Just saw this tonight -- it was the opening film for this year's Berlin Berlinale. Went with my 8-yr. old daughter and two friends, one adult, one 14-yr. old, and we all enjoyed ourselves. It's a basic coming-of-age film -- not particularly out-of-the ordinary in terms of genre, but well-done, professional and very likable. Some good writing, good characters, beautiful Western Australian locations, and Phoenix -- the dog lead -- is just great. The film was recommended for 8 & up at the Berlinale, and I thought it worked well for my daughter. The film also hints at a few more thorny issues -- colonialism, abandonment, adult relations -- but also manages to keep the basic Boy meets Dog story at the center. For me it was a welcome relief to watch a good-quality live-action children's film, rather than another animated one.


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