Retrospective 2015

White Dog

Samuel Fuller
USA 1982
89 min

Samuel Fuller’s throat-grabbing exposé on American racism was misunderstood and withheld from release when it was made in the early eighties; today, the notorious film is lauded for its daring metaphor and gripping pulp filmmaking. Kristy McNichol stars as a young actress who adopts a lost German shepherd, only to discover through a series of horrifying incidents that the dog has been trained to attack black people, and Paul Winfield plays the animal trainer who tries to cure him. A snarling, uncompromising vision, WHITE DOG is a tragic portrait of the evil done by that most corruptible of animals: the human being.

Supporting film: SID

  • Kristy McNichol - Julie Sawyer
  • Paul Winfield - Keys
  • Burl Ives - Carruthers
  • Jameson Parker - Roland Gray
  • Lynne Moody - Molly
  • Samuel Fuller
  • Curtis Hanson based on the story «Chien Blanc» by Romain Gary
  • Bruce Surtees
  • Robert Gravenor
  • Bernard Gribble
  • Ennio Morricone
  • Brian Eatwell
  • Ellis Cohen
  • Gail Viola
Paramount Pictures
35 mm
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