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Black Dog (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 May 1998 (USA)
A weapons loaded truck is shadowed by FBI and ATF. It explodes and kills the driver. Jack, just out of prison, is pressured into driving another truck from Atlanta to NJ. Things get rough when hijacking attempts are made.

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Kevin Hooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Swayze ... Jack Crews
Meat Loaf ... Red
Randy Travis ... Earl
Gabriel Casseus ... Sonny
Brian Vincent ... Wes
Graham Beckel ... Cutler
Brenda Strong ... Melanie
Rusty De Wees Rusty De Wees ... Junior
Cyril O'Reilly ... Vince
Erin Broderick Erin Broderick ... Tracy
Charles S. Dutton ... Ford (as Charles Dutton)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... McClaren
Lorraine Toussaint ... Avery
Hester Hargett Hester Hargett ... FBI Tech
Stuart Greer ... Trooper
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Storyline

Ex-truck driver Jack Crews (Patrick Swayze) has just been released from prison for vehicular manslaughter after losing control and hitting a stranded motorist. His family is in danger of losing their house, so he takes a job from his boss driving a truck up from Atlanta "off the books". Little does he know, the trailer is loaded with illegal artillery, and Red (Meat Loaf) is hell bent on hijacking it. Jack teams up with Earl (Randy Travis) to deliver the load and save his family. Written by Ian O.

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The rules of the road are simple. Don't turn back. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of action violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Universal

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alto riesgo See more »

Filming Locations:

Madison, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,809,375, 3 May 1998

Gross USA:

$12,951,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,951,088
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Sorbo was originally signed to star, but had to pull out due to medical problems. See more »

Goofs

When Crews is telling the story of his accident on the Atlanta run, he states that he was running up I-75. If he was running Atlanta to New Jersey or New York, as would be assumed if he was trying to make it home for his daughter's birthday, he would not have been on 75 as that would take him through Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and eventually through Michigan. See more »

Quotes

Agent Ford: ATF - what does that stand for? "Alcohol, Tobacco and Fuck-ups?"
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Connections

Referenced in The Muse (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Man with 18 Wheels
Written by Bobby Carmichael and Leslie Satcher
Performed by Lee Ann Womack
Courtesy of MCA Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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I like this movie, and I ain't afraid to say so.
23 November 2007 | by robynh-4See all my reviews

Yes, it has many a plot hole. Yes, the acting isn't Oscar worthy. And yes, it's a cheesy B-grade movie. But guess what? I like it. "Black Dog" is a silly trucker action/thriller topped off with comedy, both intentional and unintentional, and a really, really cool country music score. The reason why so many people don't like it is simply 'cause they are taking it far too seriously. If you're like me and have had plenty of warning NOT to take "Black Dog" so seriously (thanks to the other IMDb members), then you'll like "Black Dog".

In short, DO NOT expect "Black Dog" to be something like "Donnie Darko" and/or "Fight Club". Don't take it seriously and you may just have a rollicking good time, especially if you are a fan of anyone who stars in it.


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