Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min


- Good morning.

- ( dog whining )

( groans )

My early morning

wake-up call, huh?

I'm up, I'm up.

( laughs )

Yeah yeah yeah yeah.

Okay okay okay.

This is for you.


How's that?


You like that?


Sorry to keep you.

You coming?

Or are you staying?

Oh good.

Come on, let's go.

Red, let's go.

Let's get out of here.

- We're going, we're going.

- ( whines )

Okay, come on.

There you go.

There you go.

Come on, old boy.

Come on.

Up you go.

There you go.

That's it.

You hunker down.

Read my mind, Emma.


Read his too.

Thanks for taking care

of things today, em.

Now get

before they stop biting.

( sniffs )


( boys chatting )

- What's the look for?

- ( boy laughing )

- What are you laughing at?

- Of course you didn't.

Hey, old timer.

You getting any bites?

A couple in the cooler.

Check it out if you like.

It took some convincing

to get them there.

Yeah, not bad.

Good size.

You can pull 'em five pounds

or more out here now and again.

These'll do me

just fine though.


We've been walking

around all morning,

haven't seen

a single deer.

Wish we had

your luck, huh?

It's not luck.

It's your gun oil.

I smelled you

long before I heard you.

Which isn't

difficult, either.

You should swab it down

a whole lot better.

Anything you're aiming to

shoot can smell you coming

for over a mile.

This your dog?


Kind of old, isn't he?

Oh yeah.

We both go back aways.

Yeah, raggedy old fella.

What is he, 10?

That is an old dog.

What kind of bait

are you using?



Like a live worm?


Giving it a try.

So far so good.

Yeah, I like buzzbait.

Ever use the buzzbait?

So we've been

walking around

a long time.

Kind of tired.

Real hungry.

Are you hungry, Pete?

- Man, I'm famished.

- Famished.

( coughs )

Sit around for a few.

I'm sure I'll have

enough for four.

( scoffs )

Well, thank you.

I think we'll eat

in town.

Have you got

any money, Pete?


Flat broke.

How about you, Harold?

Yeah, man.

I got like 10 bucks.

eating shitty fast food.

I want a sit-down meal.

- Thank you, though.

- Mm-hmm.

- How about you, old man?

- Red.

You got any money?

How much money you need?

Whatever's in your wallet

will work fine.

My wallet's in my pickup

in the glove compartment.

You passed it

on the way down here.

That's bullshit.

I don't have much use

for money down here, do I?

There's $20,

$30 in it.

I won't say

you're welcome to it,

but I'm not gonna argue

with a shotgun either.

- You got any credit cards?

- Never use them.

Harold, check his rig.

Come on, man,

it's just--

Check his rig.

God, you're so

fucking stupid.

- It worth anything or what?

- No.

It's just old flies and shit.

There's nothing worth taking.

F*ck, all right.

Put your rig down, old man.

( barking )

- Easy there.

- Yeah, he better take it easy.

Put your goddamn rig down.

I set it down,

I could lose it.

I could get

a strike out there.

They're biting

pretty good today.

All right, reel it in

and then set it down.

( quietly )

What the f*ck are you doing?

What do you got, huh?

You got a beat up pickup,

a wallet

with 20 bucks in it

and a rig that ain't

worth jack shit.

A couple of fish,


and a goddamn dog.

You got nothing.


The smallest

opens the dash.


That's his name?


Though he's lost most of his

color now he's getting older.

- ( gunshot )

- ( Red whines )


Holy shit!

( laughs )

He's red.

Look at that,

he's red.

He's fucking red now,

isn't he?

You should remember to keep a

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Stephen Susco

Stephen Susco is an American film and television screenwriter who is most famous for writing the hit movies The Grudge and The Grudge 2. more…

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