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White Dog (1982) Movie Information

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White Dog (1982)
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Overall Rank:

7459

Avg. Rating:

2.53/4

# of Ratings:

18

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/12/1982

DVD Release:

12/02/2008

Director:

Samuel Fuller

Actors:

Kristy McNichol
Paul Winfield
Burl Ives
Bob Minor
Samuel Fuller
Jameson Parker

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A young actress hits a dog and soon after adopts him. Despite trying to find the owner, no one comes forward and one night a man attempts to rape her, but her new pet comes to her defense. Yet she soon finds out the dog is not ordinary guard dog but a "white dog" - programmed to attack anyone who is black. She seeks out an expert in canine training, hoping this hateful programming can be wiped out. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 07/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The issue of racism is front and center here. The idea of racism being something that is taught at a young age is fully realized through this german shepherd. The human character's need to re-train the dog creates some effective emotional conflict.

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  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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06/17/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Buried No Longer

Samuel Fuller is a completely overlooked director and I'm just glad Criterion has provided the opportunity to explore his films. White Dog is story with racial implications: a young actress (Christy McNichol) adopts a dog she accidentally hit only to find out it has been trained to attack anyone who is black. She takes the white German Shepherd to an animal trainer to see if his condition can be "fixed" - Paul Winfield plays the trainer bound and determined to erase the hatred from the animal - even if it means putting his own safety on the line.

The most powerful scene in the entire movie for me was when the owner of the "white dog" shows up to reclaim his pet. He looks just like a kindly old grandpa, even has his grandkids in tow, but soon the facade falls away and the man shows his ...

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