Off the Chain (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Animals, Law & Crime  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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From king of the canine world to feared predator, the fact that the reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier has so drastically shifted from friend to fearsome foe is seen by many as a telling statement regarding violence in America. Often considered a loyal and intelligent companion until its image was adopted as a symbol of power, violence, and aggression by those daring and greedy enough to exploit its vicious animal instincts, the pit bull's reputation has been forever tarnished by the underground subculture of pit bull fighting. In this documentary featuring actual footage of dog training, pit bull fights, and police raids, the tragic history of the pit bull is explored in graphic and revealing detail.

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dog, dog-fight [animals], aggression, violence, underground [counterculture], expose [revelation], reputation