Not a great movie, by any means but it will enter the folklore of the Australian outback! The best actor was the dog -
Stars:Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Noah Taylor and given a Ratings: 7.4/10 from 4,670 users .
The movie is based on a true story and seems to be an arrangement of different stories about "Red" that were put together to make a movie of the life of the dog. Secondary plot of a romance between Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor.
The story is mainly based in the Iron Ore exporting port of Dampier West Australia and for those unfamiliar with that part of Australia the stark red dust scenery alone is worth viewing the movie.
The story starts with Red Dog dying as a result of eating a strychnine bait and proceeds with various members of the community telling their recollections of events surrounding this kelpie.
An Australian red kelpie is a very interesting type of dog. Some say that the Jack Russell terrier is the most intelligent dog of all dogs (and having owned one for 16 years, I don't doubt that) but the red kelpie is also a breed apart - deductive, attuned to human emotions and cunning they are something special. I know graziers who would have nothing other than a red kelpie.
The penultimate scene is with the mining group paying a rousing tribute to Red Dog and the life they lead: