Man's Best Friend (film)


Man's Best Friend (film)

Infobox Film
name = Man's Best Friend


caption =
director = John Lafia
producer = Robert Engelman
writer = John Lafia
starring = Ally Sheedy
Lance Henriksen
Robert Costanzo
Fredric Lehne
John Cassini
J.D. Daniels
music = Joel Goldsmith
cinematography = Mark Irwin
editing = Nancy Frazen
Michael N. Knue
distributor = New Line Cinema
released = November 19, 1993 (USA)
runtime = 97 min.
language = English
budget = $6,000,000 (estimated)
gross = $12,974,636 (USA)
preceded_by =
followed_by =
amg_id = 1:122829
imdb_id = 0107504

"Man's Best Friend" is a 1993 American horror movie starring Ally Sheedy and Lance Henriksen and directed by John Lafia.

Plot

Dr. Jarret (Lance Henriksen) genetically engineers a security system, which he calls Max, by taking a Tibetan Mastiff dog and genetically splicing in the genes of other animals to give it their traits. Max gets released from the lab by report Lori Tanner (Ally Sheedy), and adopts her as his new master. She doesn't realize that Max is killing anyone around her he views as a threat to her or as competition for her affections. When he believes Tanner has betrayed him after Jarret finds them, she becomes his next target.

During the movie, Max demonstrated several abilities resulting from the genetic manipulation, including:

*Extremely acidic urine that was able to damage a fire hydrant
*Sufficient jaw strength that was powerful enough to gnaw through a metal brake line
*Swallowed a cat whole after climbing a tree with jaguar-like agility
*Ability to change his appearance to blend into his own surrounding environment much like chameleons are incorrectly believed to do
*Ability to run at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, and jump at abnormal heights for a dog
*Extraordinary intelligence for a dog as shown that he was smart enough to hide the body of at least one of his victims
*Revealed to have enhanced sight, hearing, strength and stamina by Dr. Jarret though these abilities seemed to never by demonstrated by Max

Cultural references

This movie is also known to be shown on the cult film Friday. Being watched by John Witherspoon's character, the scene shown is of a mailman being chased by the genetically-engineered dog.

Taglines

*"He bit the hand that fed him... and then he ate the rest."
*"His bark isn't half as bad as his bite."
*"Nature created him. Science perfected him. But no one could control him."
*"BEWARE OF DOG."

Cast

Ally Sheedy as Lori Tanner

Lance Henriksen as Dr. Jarret

Robert Costanzo as Detective Kovacs

Fredric Lehne as Perry

John Cassini as Detective Bendetti

J.D. Daniels as Rudy

William Sanderson as Ray

Trula M. Marcus as Annie

Robin Frates as Judy Sanders

External links

*imdb title|id=0107504|title=Man's Best Friend
*amg movie|id=1:122829|title=Man's Best Friend
*rotten-tomatoes|id=1047679|title=Man's Best Friend
*mojo title|id=mansbestfriend|title=Man's Best Friend


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