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Rock Dog (2016)

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When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

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Ash Brannon

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Ash Brannon (screenplay by), Kurt Voelker (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Bodi (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Angus Scattergood (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Khampa (voice)
Lewis Black ... Linnux (voice)
Kenan Thompson ... Riff (voice)
Mae Whitman ... Darma (voice)
Jorge Garcia ... Germur (voice)
Matt Dillon ... Trey (voice)
Sam Elliott ... Fleetwood Yak (voice)
Will Finn ... Floyd / Carl (voice)
Ash Brannon Ash Brannon ... Ian (voice)
Liza Richardson ... Radio DJ (voice)
Julie Craig ... Additional Voices (voice)
Deng Feng Deng Feng ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kellen Goff ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Teenage Tibetan Mastiff Bodi (Luke Wilson) is expected to be the next guard of the village of Snow Mountain, succeeding his father Khampa (J. K. Simmons), who years ago drove out a pack of gangster Grey wolves, led by the villainous Linnux (Lewis Black). Khampa has some local sheep disguised as Mastiffs to give the illusion the village has multiple guards to keep the wolves at bay, but Bodi has trouble perfecting his father's signature move the Iron Paw, which projects a powerful blast that can only happen if Bodi "finds the fire." Khampa has forbidden music in the village as it distracted Bodi from his duties when he was younger..

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Taglines:

Chase your dreams. Watch your tail See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tibetan Rock Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,704,749, 26 February 2017

Gross USA:

$9,420,546

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,157,646
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mindy Kaling were considered for the role of Darma. See more »

Goofs

Angus's best rock guitar is levitating in its case. See more »

Quotes

Darma: Bodi?
Bodi: Oh, hey, Darma.
Darma: Are you okay?
Bodi: Yeah, yeah. I've just been, uh, hanging out with Mr. Scattergood.
Darma: Whoa, whoa! Sorry. Back up. You've been hanging with rock legend, Angus Scattergood?
Bodi: Uh, yup!
Germur: Right on. Hanging with Angus.
Darma: He was not hanging.
Germur: Hangus with Angus!
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Crazy Credits

The movie's main title is shown at the end. It came from the Bodi's power of the guitar at the "Glorious" finale concert sequence. See more »

Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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No Surprises
Written by Colin Greenwood (as Colin Charles Greenwood), Jonny Greenwood (as Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood), Ed O'Brien (as Edward John O'Brien), Phil Selway (as Philip James Selway), and Thom Yorke (as Thomas Edward Yorke)
Published by WB Music Corp. on behalf of Warner-Chappell Music Ltd.
Performed by Radiohead
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Tibetan Rock Dog Rocks...and Tibetan Rock Dogs ARE BUDDHIST!
19 March 2017 | by jpp1023See all my reviews

The film is entertaining and has positive messages of compassion shown by the Tibetan characters -including to their enemies- the wolves, however, all references to Buddhism were removed in the film. Creator Zheng Jun's original artistic vision is in the manga comic entitled "Tibetan Rock Dog". It is sad to me that "Tibetan" was removed from the title as well. As Zheng Jun is credited for the story as well as an executive producer I imagine it must have been difficult to see the culturally censored version be what was shared with the globe. Despite these issues which deserve to see the light this is an important film. I hope it will foster awareness of the Chinese Government's atrocities committed against native Tibetans. These continue to this day with no end in sight nor adequate help coming from countries which are able. The film shows Tibetan architecture, Tibetan rug making and even Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags which simply appear as colored flags without any Tibetan script or Buddhist symbols. Edited for artistic or political reasons? I hope viewers will "find their fire" and demand Tibetan Rock Dogs everywhere to Rock out for Tibet like Ad Rock showed us how. Get Rocking with this Tbetan Buddhist Manjushri mantra: Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih ( Sanskrit) Om Ara Pa Za Na Di (Tibetan).


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