Red Dog

Red Dog

DVD - 2011
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"Incredible true story of a wandering, dust-covered Kelpie who hitched his way to the mining town of Dampier and into the hearts of each and every one of its residents ... A great emotional tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship"--Container.

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garycornell
Dec 20, 2016

Loved this true story of "Red Dog". Now a few warnings. The movie has a rock music soundtrack. It also has scenes you might not want young children to see. That said, for all of you that won't be bothered by either the music or sexy scenes (mild by anyone's tastes), this movie should be a delight for you!

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FrostedFlake
Aug 30, 2016

Other than no CC available I thoroughly enjoyed this lighthearted comedy about a dog that changes the lives of everyone he comes in contact with. Poignant to the end !

MovieWatch Oct 02, 2014

My four star rating is all about Koko's performance as Red Dog. For anyone who saw the film "Hachi" with Richard Gere or the original Japanese story, this is another story that will cause heart pangs. There may be some parts in the narration that I wish were more brief only to see Red Dog/Koko, the star of the movie. I highly recommend watching the Special Features at the end especially Koko's audition. Unfortunately I learned this great canine actor has passed on. Despite the subject of this movie, there are parts that would make it more appropriate for an adult audience. A preview is recommended.

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jacqueboyd14
Jul 02, 2014

I loved this story, especially since it's based on a real dog. The quality of the film is lacking but the characters are quite funny. Very emotional.

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akirakato
Mar 05, 2014

Based on the true story, this film is a great emotional tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship.
It is amazing that the protagonist dog and antagonist cat act superbly well---better than the human actors and acrtesses.
In the story, RED DOG travels to Shimonoseki (下関) in Japan.
I wonder how he could travel back to Dampier.
RED DOG died on November 21, 1979.
His statue remains on the road to Dampier---a major industrial port in the northwest of Western Australia.
His story has become an Australian legend.

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Mitzi352
Jan 28, 2014

This was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. What an interesting life this dog led.

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IV27HUjg
Nov 10, 2013

I can't rate this DVD - loved the basis of true story & would have enjoyed the book. The film is rather poor IMO. The best part was the training parts. What an unusual dog.

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rslade
Jul 17, 2013

An excellent movie. Quirky and witty, very clever at times, and a lovely, sweet, moving story as well. Possibly not a family film, what with all the drinking, but, for a story set in a mining town, surprisingly little objectionable.

Vilka Mar 22, 2013

Very funny movie of a true story about a vagrant dog who basically adopts an entire small Australian mining-town of misfits, and the many ways he affects the lives of the quirky characters in it--mostly crusty men--until he finds the one person who is 'his'. Yeah, you will cry at some points--it's an animal movie, for crying out loud!--but it's a very good, touching and overall (I thought) rather uplifting movie.

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LuvReadingStuff
Mar 13, 2013

I really liked this movie. Based on a true story. The characters were really entertaining. Another very good dog story is Hachi, based on a true story also

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