An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesnt know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
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Patrick Swayze,(Jack Crews) plays an ex-con who gets out of prison andjoins his wife and child and finds out he is very deep in debt and willalso lose his home. Jack is offered to drive a truck which was hisprofession before he visited jail and is offered ten-thousand dollarsfor the delivery. You can see that anyone offering that kind of moneyfor a delivery of merchandise is a bit nuts or the entire matter isvery fishy and stinks. Well, Jack decides to take this job and at thesame time save the foreclosure of his home. Meat Loaf,(Red) joins Jackon this trip along with Randy Travis,(Earl) in order to make certainthe goods are delivered safe and sound at their destination. There areplenty of wild scenes dealing with trucks playing all kinds of stunttricks on the road and more action than you can handle. This is a veryentertaining film, although, some of the acting and the story line godown the drain.
I loved this movie and I don't like action that much
A Family Man by the name of Jack Crews (Patrick Swayze), who just get out of Prison from an Accidential Manslaughter. Now, He re-takes his old Job as a Tracker and Returning Home from Georgia to New Jersey to save his Home from Foreclosure but What he`s driving on the Truck is a Semi-Loaded Weapons with a Unsuspecting Cargo.Directed by Kevin Hooks (Passenger 57) made a Light, Action-Adventure Thriller. Good Action Scenes and Non-Stop Entertainment make this One an Surprisngly Clever Film works. It was a Box Office Failure on it`s Realase but it`s has Become a Cult Hit in Video. Super 35. Grade:B+.
story and acting so so but the truck chase and car driving werebest viewed in years.Equal to the TV movie "DUEL" and although not aslong as the final chase scene in "ROAD WARRIOR", just as good. The endingcan be overlooked but the driving was superb.
I know Black Dog isn't a masterpiece, but still had some pretty goodactionthough. Swayze was a tolerable in this, I also enjoyed Randy Travis inthismovie. Black Dog is middle of the road as ratings go, it isn't awesome,butif you like big rigs and some decent action scenes Black Dog is foryou.
Okay first off a warning, if you don't like no brainer action films thendon't go anywhere near Black Dog, because that is exactly what it is, anditdoesn't pretend to be anything else. While this film won't win any awardsfor originality it is still a reasonably enjoyable big dumb action flick,with plenty of stunts and thrills crammed into it's (thankfully) shortrunning time.Performance wise Patrick Swayze has his good 'ole boy act down to an artbynow and slips into it once again easily here, and it serves him well,whileRandy Travis and Gabriel Casseus are both quite enjoyable as two of histravelling companions. However the rest of the performances for the mostpart range from acceptable to overplayed, with Meat Loaf completely overthetop (in a bad, not fun way) as the bible quoting bad guy, and StephenTobolowsky and Charles S. Dutton somewhat irritating as the two cops onthecase.Helmer Kevin Hooks' direction here is pretty well handled but somewhatlacking in terms of spark or impact, while the script is pretty much paperthin in terms of any real plot development even for an actionfilm.So it's a bad film then? Well no, not exactly. Somehow despite it'sobviousflaws Black Dog still manages to be a short, fun, pacey ride that worksmoreoften than not while never pretending to be anything more that what it is,and manages to be quite watchable because of it (especially for the actionjunkies). For those simply seeking a solidly entertaining, if undemandingaction flick then you could do much worse than check this one out.One man's opinion.7/10
This review is from: Black Dog (DVD) i;m not going to lie but this is the best movie i've ever seen it has so many action in it i would recomend this to a person who likes trucks or a person who like action
I`ve got to agree with the contributers who think BLACK DOG is extremelycliched and dumb , however for those people who describe it as a SMOKEY ANDTHE BANDIT sequel I`ve got to disagree . Gawd SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT 3 hasgot to be the worst film I`ve ever seen , at least in the comedy genre .BLACK DOG is a very entertaining road movie with Patrick Swayze playing therole of a reluctant criminal very well , his character and his sidekicks areall very likeable and there`s lots of good stunts and explosions . Yeah Iknow juggernauts crashing and bursting into flames never seems to come tothe attention of the highway patrol but like I said it`s a dumb movie . Iwas firmly on the side of the heroes and that`s all that matters
THIS FILM IS ENTERTAINING WITH SOME INCREDIBLE AXCTION SEQUENCES. HOWEVER,THE FILM GETS RUINED BY THE BY-THE-NUMBERS CLIMATIC SHOOTOUT THAT WE'RE ALL SO USED TO (THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH CLIMATIC SHOOTOUTS IN SOME MOVIES,BUT THIS ONE SHOULDN'T HAVE HAD ONE) AND THE KIDNAPPING SUBPLOT. TOO BAD I CAN'T GO BACK IN TIME AND GET THE FILMMAKERS TO CHANGE THE SCRIPT.
I rented this movie with hesitation because it looked like hick's movie. But i was wrong because it is actually fun to watch. the performances are believable and pretty good. The action scenes are what made me enjoy this fast paced thriller.
dase it have any thing to do with dog
Ah, a good trucking movie. Yuck yuck. With a good soundtrack. Yuck. Andwith both kinds of music too - country and western. You gotta havethat, Jim Bob! Good trucking movies have to have great backlit dramaticshots of the eighteen wheelers truckers see as their alternative sexualobjects. Something like watching James Bond cruise around the Coted'Azur except 007 is dressed in jeans and isn't driving a classy sportscar and he spits juice from his chewing tobacco all over the inside ofthe windscreen. Oh you get it.And pyrotechnics: good pyrotechnics have to be big and destructive andgo boom real good and fill up the entire 1.85:1 screen. Boom boom boom.The best pyrotechnics involve real people getting smashed in crashesthat leave quiet deep south burbs in ruins. That's the way we like 'em.Dirty dancer Swayze gets to sit this one out - literally. Imagine howlong it took to make this movie - then figure out how many days Swayzeliterally sat on his butt in a fake lorry cabin on a sound stage whilethey filmed it. Great fun for him to be sure.Tobolowsky does a sort of reprise of his role in Thelma & Louise and istotally wasted. Toussaint from almost everything and the US Luc BessonNikita makeover is wasted even more. The story makes no sense - or justenough sense to keep the beef jerky crowd pleased.There's a bit of plot and mystery but not too much. Probably no actorin this one does a poor job. Even the production and writing are OK,given the objective. All one can complain about is that the world hasso devolved that commercial interests know they have to make ridiculousthings like this to stay afloat financially.
This review is from: Black Dog (DVD) This movie is really great if you like "pretty trucks" & lots of truck driving expertise! Full of "action" and a pretty good story! I enjoyed Patrick Swayze!
For pure testosterone pumping action, BLACK DOG is a slammer. The truck chase sequences are exciting and you find yourself rooting for the underdog hero, convincingly played by Patrick Swayze. Randy Travis and Meat Loaf chew up the scenery, with Travis coming across a little more believable than the histrionic Meat Loaf. But the movie moves well and has some great action sequences. A little over the top at times, but BLACK DOG delivers what you would expect for this type of film.
Black Dog starts as just out on parole truck mechanic Jack Crews(Patrick Swayze) is called into the office by his boss Cutler (GrahamBeckel), he tells Jack he's got a job for him to drive a truck fromAtlanta to new Jersey & he'll get paid $10,000 for it. Jack isn't keenon the idea since he has no license & wants to stay out of trouble forhis families sake, at home that night Jack finds a foreclosure letterhidden by his wife from the bank who are going to repossess hisfamilies house. Amazingly they owe the bank $9,000 so that $10,000 hewas offered just hours before suddenly looks very tempting. Jackaccepts the job but soon finds himself hauling a lorry of guns whichare being tracked by the FBI & local redneck scumbag Red (Meat Loaf)wants to hijack the truck & steal them for himself, I guess Jack isjust having one of those days...Directed Kevin Hooks Black Dog is a cheesy but sort of fun action flickthat could have been better but also could have been worse. Thesomewhat predictable script by William Mickelberry & Dan Vining doesn'ttake itself too seriously & feels like an extended version of the finalclimatic truck chase from Mad Max 2 (1981) in the sense Jack has toprotect his truck from all sorts of marauding bad guy's, obviouslySwayze is no Mel Gibson & the two don't compare in terms of excitementor quality but that's what I kept think while I was watching it. Thecharacter's are clichÃ©d & one dimensional but they serve their purposewell enough, there's some alright one-liners including a funny onewhere a bad guy ends up splattered on the road & Swayze says 'Eeww,roadkill'! That line alone is almost worth watching this for. Itcertainly moves along at a brisk enough pace, you've got your bad guy's& you've got your good guy's as well as those caught up in the middle &you know what I actually thought Black Dog was pretty fun, it's not artbut it's entertaining & how can you not like a film in which the mainvillain is Meat Loaf & the main hero is Patrick Swayze? You can't &it's as simple & straight forward as that.Director Hooks does alright, some of the truck crashes are impressivealthough the actual chase scenes lack a little spark, they are OK butnot quite as exciting as I'd have liked. There's not much violenceapart from a few shoot-outs & a fight at the end. Talking of the endeven though Swayze has been hauling a lorry of guns & making lots ofthings blow up the FBI give him back his license, they let him go scottfree, they take care of his $9,000 debt & let him drive the truck tothe police pound. Isn't that a bit, well, generous? I mean he beatCutler up didn't he? That in itself is assault & it doesn't matter ifthe guy he beat up is a scumbag either, also what about all thedestruction he caused? Surely he broke the terms of his parolesomewhere along the way, didn't he?Technically the film is fine, it looks like it had some money spent onit although it doesn't quite look like a mega budget affair. The actingis OK, Swayze looks bored & embarrassed, Meat Loaf is Meat Loaf whileCharles S. Dutton puts in a funny performance as FBI agent Alan Ford(Ford? Trucks? Is that meant to be an in-joke because I ain't laughingguy's!).Black Dog is a silly, cheesy & amusing way to pass 90 odd minutes, it'sa light hearted action flick using big trucks. It's watchable enoughfor sure.
Not a bad action movie featuring a just-paroled Patrick Swayze hired toshipa load of ammunition via truck to help pay for his family. He later findsout that his load was stolen and is soon in the run for his life. If youlike Patrick Swayze, you might like this one. The action and road sequencesare first-rate.** 1/2 out of ****
One Actor, Two Musicians & One Black Dog! And more wrecked cars andtrucks than you'd want to count. Swazye must run a load of illegalgunsto New Jersey in order to save his home and his family. But he'scaught between the gangsters and the FBI. I came in in the middle ofthis on HBO. It was so cheesy I couldn't stop watching it. If you're inthe mood for a trucking flick that is a bit more serious than Smokey &The Bandit or Convoy, this is the picture for you. If you can call thisserious, and you can call this Made-For-TV (with extra added violence)type movie a motion picture. Worth a gander is you come in past theexposition. Doesn't really need any. Spoilers? pbbt... It'spre-spoiled. Cheese-O-Licious!
I saw this movie on cable and never saw it in theaters but it was on at2:00 am and I had a test in my Philosophy class. I said "screw thetest" and watched this movie.I have never been a fan of Mr. Swayze. Didn't see Dirty Dancing or thatmovie where he plays a tough bouncer. Didn't want to. But this movie isvery good for what it is worth. First of all, I compare the storylineto Smokey and the Bandit....except minus the humor and lamentably theactors. The movie is about a ex-con trying to save his house by drivinga truck full of illegal weapons across the eastern seaboard. You've gotsome great people in this movie +Patrick Swayze: he looks like he couldbe a truck driver +Randy Travis: who I admit I didn't recognize withthe beard. I have no idea why he grew it +Possibly 50 Cent's brother.No doubt..when you see this man (who isn't related) you'll hear Wankstabegin playing +And the best Bloated Bible Thumping Meat "Old Ass BatOut Of Hell" Loaf..who I cant believe actually CHOSE that name. Thismovie is not geared towards film buffs nor does it pretend to do so.This movie is for those who love the road and Cannonball Run (the firstone only, jeez) or Smokey and The Bandit(Numbers 1 and 3..Dom Deluiseand that retarded elephant killed number 2) The rest of the charactersare a joke (especially the FBI agents...ever seen Pardon TheInterruption?) but this movie is nothing more than an exciting and hardto stop watching road classic. Plus I live near where they drive thetruck through (how about some love for South Carolina and N. Carolinalooks amazing in the movie) So In conclusion, don't put down your DeadPoets Society or your Good Will Hunting for this, but sit back with abeer and enjoy this modern classic.
I fell in love with Black Dog the first time I saw it. It's so awesome. The actors portray down to earth people and it's straight ahead action packed. I didn't really like Red portraying a "religious psyco," some of the things he said I found offensive. But, other than that, it's a great movie. I highly recommend it.
As an OTR driver I have enjoyed this film greatly. The best part was to challenge friends with the amount of errors we could find in the movie, and believe me there were plenty! Seems like the continuity person was not concerned with fact. It was however a good film and I recommend it and intend to purchase it when the price drops.