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Dogman's Rabies (2018)

Rabbia furiosa (original title)
Fabio has just served eight months in prison for a crime he did not commit, in place of Claudio, a friend of his; former boxer, a delinquent of small caliber that aspires to become the boss... See full summary »


Sergio Stivaletti




Credited cast:
Riccardo De Filippis ... Fabio De Nardis
Marco Felli Marco Felli ... Er Cencio
Gianni Franco ... Commissario Ferri
Eleonora Gentileschi Eleonora Gentileschi ... Silvia De Nardis
Romuald Andrzej Klos ... Sceriffo
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Ranieri
Emanuele Marchetti Emanuele Marchetti ... Lorenzo
Luis Molteni ... Giorgio il cassamortaro
Romina Mondello ... Anna
Eugen Neagu Eugen Neagu ... Ilie
Virgilio Olivari Virgilio Olivari ... Claudio Renzi
Rosario Petix Rosario Petix ... Ispettore Lo Russo
Michelangelo Stivaletti Michelangelo Stivaletti ... Romolo
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Fabio has just served eight months in prison for a crime he did not commit, in place of Claudio, a friend of his; former boxer, a delinquent of small caliber that aspires to become the boss of the Mandrione. Claudio manages various trafficking trades and also runs dog fights. Whenever his dogs are injured, he turns to his friend Fabio who, clandestinely in the back room of his dog wash, takes care of small surgical procedures and medications. The friendship between Fabio and Claudio is very ambiguous, almost sick. Claudio has a bipolar personality that sometimes leads him to act with extreme malice in comparison to Fabio that seems to suffer without reacting. All of this lasts a long time, until one day that Fabio, unable to bear it anymore, will decide to carry out his terrible revenge.

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Pictures of Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Tom Savini, Luigi Cozzi and Michele Soavi are visible on a notice board Inside a Police office. Sergio Stivaletti worked with all of them (except Savini) See more »

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Interesting little revenge flick with some old school gore.
12 July 2019 | by ryan-clements-1See all my reviews

It's an interesting little revenge flick that gets pretty brutal, and features a mesmerising performance by Riccardo De Filippis, who nails the transition from meek and mild to all out psycho.

The film could be better. There's some questionable shots and dialogue, and it feels low budget overall. And the gore is a bit shlocky which kills the reality somewhat, but at the same time it took me back to the early Savini days which I did appreciate.

But the best part, for me, was the score by Maurizio Abeni, which was outstanding... featuring a memorable melodic primary theme that's twisted in wonderful ways, and some great underscore that stands out like it should.

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Release Date:

7 June 2018 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogman's Rabies See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »


Box Office


EUR1,800,000 (estimated)

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Production Co:

Apocalypsis See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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