Day of the Dog (1993)

Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Imagine, if you will, the plight of poor inner-city youths in crime and gang-ridden neighborhoods, combined with the problems that many native Americans experience off the reservation in terms of divided loyalties and separation from their culture and families. That is a pretty fair approximation of the situation many Australian Aborigine young people experience today in large cities. This stark drama is based on a book by Aborigine writer Archie Weller. Doug (John Moore) has already had some run-ins with the law, and is just getting out of prison. He wants to remain law-abiding, but the pull of his old family and friends (who are deeply embroiled in a life of crime) is very strong. When he is asked to help a friend pull off a robbery, he knows it's a bad idea but he goes along anyway, with tragic results.