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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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Plot Keywords:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

AUD8,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,927,794
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally envisioned as a $30 million feature starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. See more »

Goofs

Much of the action takes place in the pub, but nobody is smoking. All pubs, especially in mining towns, would have been blue with smoke haze in those days. See more »

Quotes

John Grant: [to his bus passengers] Did you see that?
Vanno: Red Dog...
John Grant: Well, he almost got run over.
Peeto: Nah. He was hitchhiking, mate.
Vanno: Once you picked him up, he remembers, and thinks it's his right to demand a ride anytime.
Peeto: Pushy bloke. No doubt about it.
John Grant: He only does that to people he knows?
Jocko: Of course not. Just the ones he likes.
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Crazy Credits

Red Dog was made in consultation with the Ngarluma People of Roebourne See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #9.1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Let My Love Open the Door
by Pete Townshend
Composed by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Published by Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. (PRS) and Towser Tunes, Inc. (BMI) administered by Bug Music-Songs of Windswept Pacific (BMI)
Licensed courtesy Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.
By arrangement with Bug
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A True Aussie Classic
20 August 2011 | by csaw59See all my reviews

A beautiful film shot in one of Australia's most iconic locations that reconstructs a true tale of an Australian larrikan in the manner that these stories are meant to be told, serious, but with a nudge & a wink. It was refreshing that the Director (Kriv Stenders) & the human actors never tried to upstage the true star of the movie Red Dog (Koko), letting him become the focus of the story.

It is important that Australian cinema continues to look at the 1,000's of little stories that make us what we are, the stories of towns & people that are often overlooked in our desire to be recognized overseas. Movies like Red Dog are a window to our soul.

Also, an Australian film without the painful slow pace & without the obligatory close up shot of something totally unrelated to the movie ... refreshing!


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