A man traveling through the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia befriends a dog, and in doing so becomes a story of legend throughout the land. After three weeks Red Dog decides to look for John, first at Hamersley Iron, then the bar and other places where John was known to go, until all of Dampier is explored.
Upon arriving in Dampier, the dog befriends many of the employees of Hamersley Ironwho have a major iron ore excavation in progress. A great fight between Red Dog and Red Cat ensues, and in the end, they resolve their differences and become mates but still have their ups and downs.
Reading the sports section always made Red a little sleepy… The cast are all excellent, with a charming leading man performance by Josh Lucas as John Grant a fictional parrallel to the real life John Stazzonellion whom this character is based and an equally well-rounded turn from Rachel Taylor.
He eventually starts dating a woman named Nancy, a secretary at Hamersley Iron. He is even rumoured to have caught a ship to Japan in search of John. When he arrives, he returns to Nancy at the caravan park where she is staying, and she is overwhelmed to see him.
Director Kriv Stenders brings an assured eye to what is a truly lovely film to look at — the Pilbara vistas are indeed magnificent, and the semi-low budget nature of the film is exorcised with inspiring camerawork that enhances the widescreen scope of the story.
During the celebrations that follow, Red Dog gets up and walks out of the bar, unnoticed by everyone. Nothing works in a film this grandiose better than a good montage, and Red Dog has plenty.
Much of his story has been told before, albeit in novel form, with a number of locals cobbling together a collection of yarns stories from those who knew the animal best — the miners and inhabitants of the small town of Dampier, WA: The land Red inhabits is amongst the most inhospitable and beautiful anywhere in Australia, the red ochre dirt and sun blemished horizon evoking the required sense of grandeur in which to place his story.
Red Dog is hilarious, sad, moving, dramatic and entertaining in equal parts, combining a genuinely wonderful cinematic tonality with one of the better Aussie yarns going around.
After living in Dampier for two years, John proposes to Nancy. Easy Riders A long-haul truck driver arrives at a pub in Dampier, WA, only to discover a small group of men are about to euthanaise an elderly and possibly mortally ill dog.
Kriv Stenders Year Of Release: Upon entering the town pub he sees the silhouettes of a group of men, one of whom is holding a gun.
My glasses are slipping dude! Finally, the grief catches up to him, and he decides to return to Dampier. Unable to bring themselves to carry out the euthanasiathe men, with Thomas, retreat to the bar.
Various miners relate their stories of Red Dog to Thomas, but state that, while Red Dog was a dog for everyone, he had no real master.
Believing it is a murder, he rushes into the next room, where he sees that the men are trying to put down an apparently sick dog.
Plot[ edit ] InThomas drives his truck into DampierWestern Australia late one night, having transported a previously ordered statue of William Dampier to the town. The caretakers of the caravan park, however, do not allow dogs in the park, and threaten to shoot Red Dog.
Red Dog, even some of the more fanciful bits, is based on the real life adventures of a wandering red kelpie who made the red sands of the Pilbara region in far north-west Australia his home. Team America might argue, but I think in this instance, the montages work. Three days after the funeral, they find him still waiting where John told him to stay.Red Dog, played with remarkable eloquence by a local named Koko, was a stray kelpie cross with fur as red as the iron ore underpinning the fledgling mining outpost where he lived in the far north.
It’s hard to review this film without divulging the various story moments that will delight and break your heart; suffice to say, Red Dog is a heartfelt, heartwarming fable of love, loss, and fighting a cat, and I can’t recommend it any higher as one of the great Aussie films in recent years – the Aussie spirit is deep within this one.
Aug 04, · Watch video · In the tradition of Hachi: A Dog's Tale (), 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.
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Parents need to know that Red Dog is the story about the loss of a pet. The setting is the hardscrabble Australian Outback, and there's a great deal of drinking, scrappiness, some violence, a scene of attempted suicide, and a few deaths. Red Dog: True Blue is a purebred descendant of its smash hit predecessor: an engaging family film that keeps a tight leash on over-sentimentality and the cinematic desire to turn animals into.
The movie Red Dog () rolls out in set pieces like chapters of the book, each episode celebrating the life and times of the Red Dog.
The plot showcases miners reminiscing their tales about the stray that changed their lives for good.Download