White Dog (1982)
Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1982 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 2,078
A powerful saga about racism. Julie Sawyer (Kristy McNichol) hits a handsome white dog with her car one night and then nurses it back to health. One day, the theretofore mild-mannered dog saves her life by viciously attacking and killing a rapist who breaks into her home. Lucy discovers that the dog has been trained to attack black skin. She consults an animal trainer, Carruthers (Burl Ives), who urges her to have the dog exterminated. But a maverick black trainer, Keys (Paul Winfield), who has
Jan 1, 1982 Wide
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A misunderstood masterpiece - not just a poignant movie about racism, but also a stellar example of how genre film can be effectively used to address a society's ills.
Hate is a dog from hell in White Dog, Samuel Fuller's abused and abandoned late-career masterpiece about homegrown racism.
A simply told story that says more about racism than many NAACP-approved films.
Compelling oddball thriller about a racist dog who only attacks blacks is directed by the always interesting Sam Fuller.
A powerful, inspired critique of racism, tapping into the relationship between humans and animals in a way that places it within the ranks of cinematic masterpieces...
There is no excitement to these scenes -- which is as it should be. The filming is sparse, with no clutter.
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