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Red (2008)

A reclusive man sets out for justice and redemption when three troublesome teens kill his dog for no good reason.

Writers:

Stephen Susco (screenplay), Jack Ketchum (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Cox ... Avery Ludlow
Noel Fisher ... Danny
Kyle Gallner ... Harold
Shiloh Fernandez ... Pete
Kim Dickens ... Carrie
Marcia Bennett ... Emma
Richard Riehle ... Sam
Tom Sizemore ... Mr. McCormack
Ashley Laurence ... Mrs. McCormack
Robert Englund ... Mr. Doust
Amanda Plummer ... Mrs. Doust
Keith Buterbaugh ... Dean
Jack Ketchum Jack Ketchum ... Bartender (as Dallas Mayr)
Delaney Williams ... Gun Shop Manager
Tate Ellington ... Gun Shop Clerk
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Storyline

An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means available to him. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They should have told the truth.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rastros de Vingança See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,176, 10 August 2008

Gross USA:

$3,176
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Billy Goat Pictures, Tenk See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lucky McKee was the original director and had been shooting for several weeks when he was fired and replaced by Trygve Allister Diesen for unknown reasons. Angela Bettis (a frequent McKee collaborator) was also attached to the project, playing the role of Carrie, but was fired and replaced by Kim Dickens for, again, unknown reasons. See more »

Quotes

Avery Ludlow: My my. My my. You've had yourself quite a day. Quite a day.
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Connections

Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Way Down
Written by Rick Garcia and Rene Reyes
Performed by THE GREEN CAR MOTEL
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Red delivers in Spades
11 October 2008 | by Nightmare-MakerSee all my reviews

After reading lots of positive reviews on RED, I kind of knew it was going to be good..And it was.

It's kind of like the defender who plays well all season but does'nt get the player of the year award!

A brilliant film, but because it has'nt got special effects or a mega star cast it will not get the push it needs to hit the cinemas, but let me tell you. RED hits the spot.

It' about an oldish guy (played splendidly by Brian Cox) whose only buddy is his 14 year old dog called RED. One day out fishing with Red, three young guys turn up and harass him and eventually shoot Red dead.

So now Brian Cox' character wants justice, but two of the guys whose killed Reds' dad is the towns main man, Cox wants revenge!

Basically thats the plot, so simple, but so effective!

No blood and guts, No special effects...Just a brilliant film, no matter what genre you like. You just can't not like this film.


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