Red Dog

August 4th, 2011








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Red Dog

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Plot
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.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.4/10 (3,738 voted)

Director: Kriv Stenders

Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes

Storyline
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.

Writers: Louis de Bernières, Daniel Taplitz

Cast:
Josh Lucas - John Grant
Rachael Taylor - Nancy Grey
Keisha Castle-Hughes - Rose
Noah Taylor - Jack Collins
Luke Ford - Thomas
Bill Hunter - Jumbo Smelt
John Batchelor - Peeto
Rohan Nichol - Jocko
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight - Patsy
Eamon Farren - Dave
Arthur Angel - Vanno
Koko - Red Dog
Alex Williamson - Miner
Loene Carmen - Maureen Collins
Costa Ronin - Dzambaski



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 4 August 2011

Filming Locations: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: AUD 8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross: AUD 21,337,009 (Australia) (12 December 2011)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Last film role for Bill Hunter. The Cup was released later although the scenes featuring Hunter had been filmed years earlier.

Goofs:
Factual errors: All the trains in the movies were hauled by either GE Dash 9 or GE Evolution Series locomotives, but these locomotives were only introduced to Pilbara region between mid 90s and 2011. In between 1971 and 1979, Hamersley Iron railroad mostly used Alco, and the livery back in 70s was yellow and blue.

Quotes:
Peeto: What makes you think that the girl wants a skinny yank like you when us real blokes are here?
John Grant: I bathe.



User Review

Great Picture....needs to be in theatres soon !

Rating: 10/10

I skipped "Red Dog" in Berlin... I don't like "dog" pictures...

BIG MISTAKE !

Fortunately, I had a chance to see it at Vail Film Festival, where it ran away with the "Audience Favorite" and it blew me away... it is a completely endearing tale of an isolated mining town in the far northwest of Australia, the bizarre characters that wash up there, and the unstoppable human drive to create community wherever we gather. And yes, the dog that inspires them to focus on what matters in themselves and in life. The characters, and in this town, everybody is one or they wouldn't BE there, are original, surprising, and compelling. And the landscape that holds them is truly other-worldy.

There is not one sappy minute in this film... but many genuinely hilarious ones, and quite a few touching ones. In it's emotional impact, it somehow reminds me of "the Blind Side", in all the best ways. Between the cineplex, on demand, and 2-3 film festivals, I see roughly 150-200 films a year. This is easily among the 2-3 best I've seen this year...some distributor is going to hit a home-run with this one.




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