Black Dog (film)

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German title Black Dog
Original title Black Dog
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1998
length 89 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Kevin Hooks
script William Mickelberry
Dan Vining
Scott Sturgeon
production Raffaella De Laurentiis ,
Mark W. Koch
Peter Saphier
music George S. Clinton
camera Buzz Feitshans IV
cut Sabrina Plisco

Black Dog is an American action film by Kevin Hooks from 1998 from the "trucker films " genre. The main role is played by Patrick Swayze .


The film begins with a scene in which the FBI and ATF try to stop a truck carrying illegal weapons, with the truck driver dying.

The truck driver Jack Crews overruns in Sekundenschlaf a man, he therefore condemned to a prison sentence is. In addition, his driver's license is revoked. After being released, Crews finds himself in financial difficulties and threatens to lose his home. To prevent this, he transports unregistered weapons on behalf of Cutler, accompanied by a few men. Cutler kidnaps Crews' wife and daughter to make sure the job goes as planned.

A man by the name of Red tries several times to rob the cargo, with one of the crews' companions dying. When the cargo was handed over, there was a shooting with the FBI and ATF in a container port. Crews tries to free his family and a fight with Cutler ensues. First Cutler shoots crews, then they attack each other with their fists. Crews got the upper hand and put a stranglehold on Cutler. FBI, ATF and his wife stop crews from killing Cutler at the last moment and arrest him. Since Crews gave the FBI both the guns and the people behind them through his tip, the agency offers him a deal. If he testifies in court, it is unlikely that any charges will be brought against him. In addition, officials from the agency promise to find a way so that he does not lose his house. He even got his driver's license back. When Crews and his family take the tractor to the depository, Red undertakes an attack on Crews and his family, also with a tractor. The wild ride through the container port and a factory building ends when Red loses control of the wheel. His tractor overturns, is rammed by a locomotive and explodes.


Bob Heisler wrote in the Los Angeles Times on May 4, 1998 that the film lacked charm and style. The dialogues would look like popcorn (“corn-fed dialogue”). The critic scoffed in a summary that the film "mixes 92 octane with 87 IQ " ("mixes 92 octane with 87 IQ").

The lexicon of international films wrote that the film was an "undemanding, in the lead role unfortunate action film". For him it is mainly "about chases and clashes", which are, however, "quite solidly staged".


The film was in Atlanta , in Cleveland ( Georgia ), in Charlotte ( North Carolina ) and Wilmington turned (North Carolina). He played about 12.8 million in the cinemas of the United States dollar one.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c Black Dog in the Lexicon of International FilmsTemplate: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used , accessed on August 3, 2007
  2. Black Dog Review by Bob Heisler, accessed August 3, 2007
  3. ^ Filming locations for Black Dog, accessed August 3, 2007
  4. ^ Box office / business for Black Dog, accessed August 3, 2007