Saturday, 26 January 2013

Red Dog Review (Australia Day 2013) (Updated)

Red Dog

Release Date: 4th August 2011 - Australia

Production Companies
Woss Group Film Productions
Screen Australia (presents)
Endymion Films (presents)
Essential Entertainment (presents)
Screenwest (in association with)
The South Australian Film
Corporation (in association with)

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 92 minutes

Budget: A$8.5,000,000

Box Office Gross: A$21,337,009

Plot Summary
It's the film that captivated
cinema audiences across the
nation and became an instant
Aussie classic. Funny, moving
and a total charmer, RED
DOG is the incredible true-
story of the 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

Koko - Red Dog
Josh Lucas - John Grant
Rachael Taylor - Nancy Grey
John Batchelor - Peeto
Arthur Angel - Vanno
Rohan Nicohl - Jocko
Noah Taylor - Jack Collins
Keisha Castle-Hughes - Rosa
Loene Carmen - Maureen Collins
Luke Ford - Thomas
Paul Blackwell - Mr. Cribbage
Jacqy Phillips - Mrs. Cribbage
Bill Hunter - Jumbo Smelt (Cameo)

Director - Kriv Stenders
Based on Book "Red Dog" -
Louis de Bernières
Screenplay - Daniel Taplitz
Producer/Music Supervisor - Nelson Woss
Producer - Julie Ryan
Production Designer - Ian Gracie
Lead Animal Trainer - Luke Hura
Director of Photography - Geoffrey Hall
Film Editor - Jill Bilcock
Music - Cezary Skubiszewski

G'day, mates! This is Film Guru Lad, now today is Australia Day which means I'll be celebrating and speaking of celebration. I just done a review of the Aussie film based on a real life story about a dog who enters in a mining town and wins the hearts of each and every one of its residents. Yes, the movie was RED DOG and I know it is a timeless but tragic coming-to-age tale or tail as I might call it, get it! Anyway, we won't telling any more dog jokes but it has the laughable humour and the impact that showed the audiences of what it was made of and brings teary eyes to the people who have seen it. There are certainly a lot of elements in the feature I praise including how it stayed to most of the historical accuracy which is quite surprisingly excellent and fascinating.

When it comes to a family film that appeals to dog-lovers like RED DOG, it was a significant Aussie classic movie that has become one of the most sad and humorous animal films and I gotta tell you I really enjoyed it. I might even want to put it on the list of top movies that were partially filmed in Australia. Please keep checking my posts for this top list that I will be soon updating or posting.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


  1. I have never heard of this movie, but I love dogs so I would probably enjoy it.


  2. People and Animals at Their Best - If you don't cry and cheer Your DEAD

    1. I definitely agree what you said about Red Dog, but it is the best.