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The Dog Lover (2016)

PG | | Drama | 8 July 2016 (USA)
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Sara Gold is a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (UAPA), a major animal rights organization that conducts animal rescues and lobbies for better animal welfare laws. ... See full summary »


Alex Ranarivelo





Credited cast:
James Remar ... Daniel Holloway
Lea Thompson ... Liz Holloway
Jayson Blair ... Will Holloway
Allison Paige ... Sara Gold
Sherry Stringfield ... Jackie O'Connell
Michael King ... Trevor
Christina Moore ... Cassie Sumpter
Annabelle Kavanagh ... Abigail Holloway
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
April Adams April Adams ... Linda
Ali Afshar ... Raymond
Ashley Parker Angel ... Michael Ames
Reila Aphrodite ... Kate
Kevin Asbell Kevin Asbell ... UAPA Officer
Philip Boyd ... Scott
Seth Coltan ... Pete Morton


Sara Gold is a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (UAPA), a major animal rights organization that conducts animal rescues and lobbies for better animal welfare laws. Handpicked for a major assignment, Sara goes undercover as a college intern to infiltrate a suspected "puppy mill" run by the enigmatic Daniel Holloway. Written by ESX Entertainment

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, brief disturbing images and some language

Did You Know?


In the true story this movie is based on, healthy dogs were removed from a breeder's home under the supervision of a non-profit animal rights group, claiming the animals were living in unsanitary conditions. On September 3rd, 2009, a representative of the group stated in a Keloland TV News interview that they would help provide proper care for the seized dogs. The group failed to deliver on that promise, resulting in the death of 29 of the seized dogs. See more »


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User Reviews

Glad I Watched This in Full... Heartwrenching and Unassuming
3 July 2016 | by chazclawSee all my reviews

Yes, this film does seem like just another lifetime/moral-imperative b-film for the first half... Was watching with my wife and friends, and halfway through, that was exactly what i thought.

Fortunately, I am married. Due to my love for her and my passion for the truth (as she had argued that it was worth a watch... and i disagreed halfway through...nearly questioning more than the movie), I began to feel a huge knot in my stomach.

I began to feel a knot in my stomach that I hadn't felt in a while... Finally. Finally. A great gut-wrenching drama.

Regardless of the truth involved, this movie forces me to question myself and our American culture...

They say Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... and the movie poster/theme picture has really really big claims on it that sound so moral imperative Christian i would not have watched this all...

i am glad i did.

Johnny 5 said it best.... More input.

HIts the mark. Comes through with what is promised on the poster picture.

One of the first movies i have seen this year that i am glad i stuck through... because it now makes me question what made me question this movie to begin with..

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8 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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