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 Black Dog / Черный пес

Режиссер: Kevin Hooks

Страна: USA

Жанр: Action

Год выпуска: 1998

Актеры: Patrick Swayze (as Jack Crews), Meat Loaf (as Red), Randy Travis (as Earl), Gabriel Casseus (as Sonny), Brian Vincent (as Wes), Graham Beckel (as Cutler), Brenda Strong (as Melanie), Charles Dutton (as Agent Ford), Rusty De Wees (as Junior), Cyril O'Reilly (as Vince), Erin Broderick (as Tracy), Stephen Tobolowsky (as Agent McClaren), Lorraine Toussaint (as Avery), Hester Hargett (as FBI Tech), Stuart Greer (as Trooper)

Пэтрик Суэйзи в роли водителя грузовика, лишенного прав, работающего механиком после двух лет тюрьмы, полученных за неумышленный наезд на человека. Если он не уплатит 9000 долларов, то его жена и дочь лишатся дома в хорошем районе. Он соглашается нелегально перевезти оружие из Атланты в Нью-Джерси. За грузом устраивают охоту отправители, получатели берут в заложники жену и дочь, на хвосте ФБР... Несмотря на схематичность сюжета, фильм выше среднего уровня, благодаря потрясающим трюкам и обаянию Суэйзи. (Иванов М.)

First off, it is very easy for one to hate this movie. Not because Swayze does a bad job (he does what he can with the shoddy writing and he looks deeply embarassed, even during the action scenes), not because it is funny in ALL the wrong places, but because the writers just seem to be half-assing it. Let's hope that's what they're doing, because if they actually TRIED on this script, then I'm moving out West and becoming a screenwriter. To try and figure out the plot, would cause permanant damage to one's mind. I'm serious. The dialogue that we're given makes "Showgirls" sound like it was written by Tarantino, and the humor (when it's intentional) is almost as insulting.

There are many, MANY things wrong with this movie. I mentioned the plot earlier, so lets back it up a second and talk about that. Okay, things start off semi-promisingly (I'm talking about the opening credit sequence) with some rockin' fiddle music and a decent car chase. We meet our hero, do-gooder, all-around goody-two-shoe, Jack Crews (original huh?) and we soon learn that he's a recently paroled convict who mowed down a family in his big-rig after falling asleep at the wheel. He's currently grunting it out as a mechanic while barely making ends meet at home. Unbeknownst to him, his wife almost lost it all while he was in the clinker and they're about to lose the house. This means that they'll have to go back to Newark and live in an apartment while his daughter will have to go back to a "school with metal-detectors in the halls!!" (I'm not making this up). So, when Jack is hit up by his boss, to drive a load for ten-thousand dollars, he reluctantly accepts.

There ya have it. Our "hero" gets duped into running a load of illegal weapons. Now, here's what boggles my mind: Okay, Red (played to over-the-top perfection by Meatloaf) is the guy who gives Jack the load and the rig. Later on, he's trying his best to hi-jack the load(!) Now, if he already had the guns in his possession, why is going tooth and nail, trying to get them back? WHAT THE HELL??? I don't get it. Oh, and get this, if Jack didn't already have enough to worry about, his wife and daughter get kidnapped and he's got the ATF on his case for good measure. He's also got Randy Travis in the rig with him to belt out some of the most god-awful country lyrics you've ever heard in your life (I think that was intentional humor). Anyway, in a movie like this, you can almost always bank on there being a happy, sappy ending and you need not worry because everything is going to be A-Okay.

Now, on the upside, the action scenes are pretty decent and I was glad to see Patrick Swayze again after his accident. The movie, as preposterous as it may be, does keep our attention and I doubt that anyone will get bored. It was also kind of nice to see a throw-back to the days of "Convoy" and "Smokey and the Bandit". If you enjoyed either of these, you may want to check out "Black Dog". Just don't strain your brain trying to figure out the mess of a plot

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