The red dog was released on 4 August 2011, worldwide. Directed by KrivStenders, starring the versatile actor, Josh Lucas, and Rachael Taylor. People immediately fell in love with this charming, Red dog and his stories; put together by compiling recorded instances of the dog with different people whose life is made better- in REAL LIFE!
The people of Dampier, where the dog lived, loved him so much that they erected a statue for him- just watch the movie, you’ll want to erect a statue for the damn heart-touching dog in your front yard!
Louis de Bernieres, the writer of the novel, “KoKo: A red dog story”, was a tourist at Dampier and was moved by the love for this dog the community had. Her novel consisted of tv clippings, personal footage, and interviews with the local people who knew him.
The story follows a dog on his journey through the Australian outbreak in search of his master. He is an extremely sensible and smart dog with human-like characters. In fact, It makes the dog even more heartwarming altogether. Throughout his journey, he meets many people and like Vanno says in the movie: “The world is a funny place, no? Sometimes you pick your dog. Sometimes your dog picks you.”
Throughout, In his quest to find his lost master he brings together many lost people, thus helping them find themselves all over again, and also, he is part of the mining union- could this dog be any cooler?
Stream or Pass?
This movie is definitely a must-watch. It will have you crying a pool of tears at the very moment and also fill you with a new hope. The world will seem like a better place altogether. The dog is smart, sensible, and never forgets his quest.
However, If you enjoyed Hachiko, you will definitely love Red dog. The sense of loyalty in these two dogs is indeed undeniable and will make you hug your paw pal a little tighter. It makes us realize why dogs are called men’s best friends.
It’s an emotional roller coaster and the dog is unintentionally funny, you really start to wonder- What is going on in that head?
There were nominations of a staggering nine awards for the film. It won seven of the awards, including, best feature film, best film at AACTA awards from the same.
Where can you stream in 2022?
The Red Dog is available in many online streaming platforms including, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, Pluto, Tubi, iTunes, and Amazon Prime Video (Starting at $2.99) Where you can rent it or stream with online with a subscription.
Koko, the Red dog, John Lucas as John, Rachael Taylor as Nancy, Rohan Nichol as Jocko, Luke Ford as Thomas Baker, Arthur Angel as Vanno, John Batchelor as Peeto, Keisha Castle-Hughes as Rosa, Noah Taylor as Jack, Loene Carmen as Maureen, Paul Blackwell as Mr. Cribbage, Jacquy Phillip as Mrs. Cribbage.