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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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Sometimes you pick the dog. Sometimes the dog picks you. 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film role for Bill Hunter. The Cup (2011) was released later although the scenes featuring Hunter had been filmed years earlier. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Nancy: [to Red Dog] You stay, boy. You stay here. You're home now.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Gotta Get You
Composed and Performed by
Martin Armiger
(Mushroom Music Publishing)
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Bring your hankies!
22 May 2011 | by princess_lushSee all my reviews

I was lucky to see this film at the Australian Film Festival at the Barbican in London. It sounded like a heart wrencher - and it was! OK, so the performances can tend towards the clichéd or perhaps wooden and the story is a little slow in spots BUT I loved it. A really touching film, shot beautifully with some great Aussie scenery! A world that few get to experience. And Koko is amazing as Red Dog! I haven't read Louis de Bernieres story that is based on, or even heard of the "folk tale" that the movie is based on, but the story is compelling. Oh, and some great Aussie music forms the soundtrack. And of course a bit of crazy Aussie dancing (and fashion) that goes along with it!


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