White Dog

Synopsis: Deprogramming a dog who kills Blacks is the ultimate challenge for an unorthodox African-American trainer. When a young Hollywood actress finds the injured stray, she nurses it back to health, not knowing it's a "White Dog" trained by a racist to attack only Blacks. Julie's appalled when the otherwise gentle, white German Shepherd breaks out, then returns from his nighttime foray dotted with human blood. Julie desperately races from trainer to trainer, advised to kill her pet, until the top Hollywood canine expert refers her to his former protégé, Keys.
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- What's his name?

- I don't know. He's not my dog.

I was driving through the hills,

and I hit him.

It was really dark.

Well, you brought him in.

You'll have to pay the bill.

Of course I brought him in.

I hit him. It was my fault.

- What do you do?

- I'm an actress.

You act for nothing?

I didn't say I wouldn't pay.

Of course I will pay the bill.

- How much is it?

- $218.

That includes inoculation,

medicine and after-hour fees.

- Do you take credit cards?

- All of them.

- He's gonna be okay, isn't he?

- Oh, yeah.

He'll be fit to take him home with you.

Or board him here for the night for $25.

Well, I think somebody

must be looking for him.

I suggest you take him to the pound,

unless you want to keep him.

Is the pound

where you find lost animals?

Yes, but if the owner doesn't claim him

in three days, he'll be put to sleep.

- You mean they'd kill him?

- Yes.

Well, maybe somebody

at the pound will adopt him.

Not this dog.

Why not?

He's beautiful and he's strong.

He'd be a great family dog.

Well, don't let his looks fool you.

He's too old to adopt.

They only adopt

cute, little puppies at the pound.

Well, isn't there someplace

where someone will want him?

No. S.P.C.A.

Send in a photo of him

to list with "dog found"...

and the owner will find you

if he checks with them.

And put up posters in the area

where you hit him.

And make sure you state

you want a reward.

- Why a reward?

- You want your money back, don't you?

Push two penicillin pills

down his throat twice a day...

until the owner contacts you.

- Down his throat?

- All the way down.

Take your pill.

Open the mouth.

Take the pill.

Quit spittin' it out. Come on.

This is really good for you.

You have to take it.

All right. Forget it.

Come on. Come on.

Sit down. There you go.

I got the camera.

Okay. Look at me.

Come on.

Look at this. Right here. Come on.

Yeah. Yeah, that's good.

Right there!

Oh, oh, that's great. Look at me.

Oh, that's gonna be a good one.

This is not gonna hurt you.

What are you doing?

Listen. You're a single girl...

living all by yourself up in the hills.

That is dangerous, Miss Julie.

I know.

But I like living alone.

You know, for an intelligent girl...

sometimes you're not very bright.

Look, if you won't let me move in

with you, at least keep the dog.

- You'll have a bodyguard.

- Bodyguard.

That's cute.

No, it wouldn't be fair,

to me or the dog.

Once you have a dog, you end up spending

more time with the dog, taking care of it...

and not concentrating on your work.

Ah, wait a minute. If that's true, how come

every time I see a picture of a big star...

she's always surrounded

by three or four dogs, huh?

They're rentals.

- They are.

- You cynic.

You fight me, I'll kill you.

That was a swell bunch.

I'm glad to have been able to serve.

...to tell you that we were

going out to bring back help.

Operator, give me the police.

Same damn rapist I nailed last year.

Okay, we'll read your rights.

You're lucky to have a dog like that,

young lady.

- All done, Miss Sawyer.

- Thanks.

Look what we got!

A new window.

Okay. Time to play.

Roland, the screen test went great!

I think I've got it.

They're gonna see it tomorrow.

Well, good. Good for you.

You deserve it.

How you feeling?

You still have the shakes?

Well, a little bit, here and there.

How are your arms?

How are the bruises?

Well, they covered it up with makeup.

Good. I hope they put

that son of a b*tch away for life.

Let's not talk about that anymore.

- No one called to claim the dog.

- Good.

Listen, beauty, about tonight...

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Samuel Fuller

Samuel Michael Fuller (August 12, 1912 – October 30, 1997) was an American screenwriter, novelist, and film director known for low-budget, understated genre movies with controversial themes, often made outside the conventional studio system. Fuller wrote his first screenplay for Hats Off in 1936, and made his directorial debut with the Western I Shot Jesse James (1949). He would continue to direct several other Westerns and war thrillers throughout the 1950s. Fuller shifted from Westerns and war thrillers in the 1960s with his low-budget thriller Shock Corridor in 1963, followed by the neo-noir The Naked Kiss (1964). He was inactive in filmmaking for most of the 1970s, before writing and directing the war epic The Big Red One (1980), and the experimental White Dog (1982), whose screenplay he co-wrote with Curtis Hanson. more…

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