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Red Dog (2011)

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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director:

Kriv Stenders

Writers:

Daniel Taplitz (screenplay), Louis de Bernières (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Lucas ... John
Rachael Taylor ... Nancy
Rohan Nichol ... Jocko
Luke Ford ... Thomas Baker
Arthur Angel ... Vanno
John Batchelor ... Peeto
Koko Koko ... Red Dog
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Rosa
Noah Taylor ... Jack
Loene Carmen ... Maureen
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Mr. Cribbage
Jacquy Phillips Jacquy Phillips ... Mrs. Cribbage (as Jacqy Phillips)
Yure Covich Yure Covich ... Sandanski
Radek Jonak ... Chupouski
Costa Ronin ... Dzambaski
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Storyline

In the tradition of Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), this is the story of a legendary, lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and communities together, some who find love, and others who find themselves. Based on true events. Written by trivwhiz

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dog | love | outback | immigrant | mine | See All (84) »

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Home is where the heart is. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Cyan Films | Official Site | See more »

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

4 August 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Crveni pas See more »

Filming Locations:

Western Australia, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 8,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's closing credits declare that this movie was: "Filmed on location in Western Australia and South Australia". See more »

Goofs

In a flashback scene to 1971, the film Jaws is being shown at the drive-in. Jaws wasn't released in Australia until November 1975. See more »

Quotes

Peeto: We've had a vote on it, and the shop steward agrees, that if you mention Bruzzi
Vanno: Abruzzi
Peeto: again, the ski patrol has permission to slit your throat.
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Crazy Credits

The Red Dog film has been inspired by events, which may or may not have happened, but have become Pilbara Outback folklore. All the human characters in this film are invented, fictitious and imaginary. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Red Dog: Training Footage (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Wooly Bully
by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
Written by Domingo Samudio
©Three Wise Boys Music LLC
Licensed courtesy of Campbell Connelly (Australia) Pty Ltd
Under license from Universal Records, a Division of UMB Recordings, Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd
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Red Dog. Loyal Dog, Heart-felt film.
10 August 2011 | by alanrthompsonSee all my reviews

I was a bit weary of seeing Red Dog as I'm not always a fan of Australian movies. However I was asked to go and I never turn down a chance to go to the cinema's. I really enjoyed Red Dog. It had quite a lot of good humour, with it's fair share of terrible jokes. There was a lot of emotion packed into the film, that almost felt a bit rushed at bits. It would take you to one end of the spectrum to the other without so much as a warning. Although the film was enjoyable I feel like it is a film that would only appeal to Australian's as there was a lot of slang and jokes that only Aussie's would get, but I could be wrong. Overall I gave it an 8 out of 10 purely because Red Dog is just an awesome character! Go and give Red Dog a go, you just might enjoy it!


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