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Red Dog (movie)

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Red Dog
Directed byKriv Stenders
Written byDaniel Taplitz
Based onRed Dog
by Louis de Bernières
Produced byJulie Ryan
Nelson Woss
CinematographyGeoffrey Hall
Edited byJill Bilcock
Music byCezary Skubiszewski
Woss Group Film Productions
Screen Australia
Endymion Films
Essential Entertainment
The South Australian Film Corporation
Distributed byRoadshow Film Distributors
Release date
  • 4 August 2011 (2011-08-04) (Australia)
Running time
92 minutes[1]
Budget$A8.5 million
Box officeA$21 million

Red Dog is a 2011 Australian comedy-drama family movie written by Daniel Taplitz, directed by Kriv Stenders and produced by Nelson Woss and Julie Ryan. It stars Koko as the title character, Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, and John Batchelor. The movie is based on the true story of Red Dog and uses the 2002 novel Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres as the primary source.[2] At the 2011 Inside Film Awards, Red Dog was nominated in nine categories and won seven, including best feature movie. The movie was also nominated for seven AACTA Awards and won for Best Movie. The movie was theatrically released on 4 August 2011 by Roadshow Film Distributors.

The movie was followed by a prequel, Red Dog: True Blue released in 2016, and a spin-off documentary Koko: A Red Dog Story released in 2019.

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  1. https://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/red-dog-2012
  2. Webb, Carolyn (1 August 2011). "Real magic of Red Dog, alias Koko, comes from within and can't be trained". The Age. Melbourne: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 4 August 2011.