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Red (2008)

A reclusive man sets out for justice and redemption when three troublesome teens kill his dog for no good reason.

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Stephen Susco (screenplay), Jack Ketchum (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Cox ... Avery Ludlow
Noel Fisher ... Danny
Kyle Gallner ... Harold
Shiloh Fernandez ... Pete
Kim Dickens ... Carrie
Marcia Bennett ... Emma
Richard Riehle ... Sam
Tom Sizemore ... Mr. McCormack
Ashley Laurence ... Mrs. McCormack
Robert Englund ... Mr. Doust
Amanda Plummer ... Mrs. Doust
Keith Buterbaugh ... Dean
Jack Ketchum Jack Ketchum ... Bartender (as Dallas Mayr)
Delaney Williams ... Gun Shop Manager
Tate Ellington ... Gun Shop Clerk
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Storyline

An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means available to him. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They should have told the truth.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rastros de Vingança See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,176, 10 August 2008

Gross USA:

$4,643

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,731
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Billy Goat Pictures, Tenk See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Cox has been in three movies named "Red". The others being RED (2010) and RED 2 (2013). He also appeared in Red Eye (2005). See more »

Quotes

Mr. McCormack: You know, I don't need any lectures from you. My boys are my boys, and I'll handle 'em any way I see fit, okay? If you're gonna sue me, just go ahead and do it. It'll cause me some embarrassment in some places and... but it won't hurt me very... very much.
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Touching, emotional and an unexpectedly good film
18 October 2008 | by joek-30See all my reviews

I initially thought this film might be OK, but would probably turn out a let-down, as so many do. I was totally wrong. The film was unexpectedly very good. If you are an animal lover and a family man, you should be able to relate to this film and thus should definitely enjoy it.

I found the story very interesting and the acting was excellent. I watched the film whilst having a bottle of wine and this may have made it even better, but I actually found it very touching and even a little emotional. I am not normally the kind of person, who gets emotional watching a film, but this one struck a cord with me and in a way it saddened me, but at the same time, as I could relate to the main actor, he gave me great strength.

Brian Cox played the part tremendously and managed to portray the past tragedies in his life extremely well and with utter conviction. I scored the film 7, but it would be a high 7 and close to an 8. I prefer action type films and slower paced ones like this normally bore me. This one however was far from boring and in actual fact was thoroughly entertaining.


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