Dogboys (TV Movie 1998)

Dogboys (TV Movie 1998)

Released: 1998
Genre: Action, Genre, Thriller
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Tia Carrere, Dean Cain, Bryan Brown, ,
Run time: 92 min
IMDb: 4.9/10
Country: Canada
Views: 64518

Synopsis

Storyline:
Julian Taylor, a Marine veteran and former middleweight boxing champion loses control in a bar fight and ends up serving time for aggravated assault in Retrieve Prison. Not long after his arrival, Julian is introduced to Captain Brown, a menacing, overbearing guard who tags him “dogboy” and orders him to a claustrophobic dormitory called the doghouse. There, Julian meets fellow inmate Willy Owens and learns that the prison’s vicious attack dogs are used to catch and kill escaping prisoners. And there’s more. With Captain Brown as their leader, a secret society of hunters uses the prison dogs to hunt inmates for sport and money. When Willy finds out about it, he attempts to recruit Julian as a potential ally, but not knowing that Willy is an undercover cop, Julian refuses to get involved. Eventually, Willy finds the evidence he needs to expose the scandal, but before he can act, he’s savagely attacked and killed by Captain Brown’s dog. Now, Julian and Willy’s former colleague, …
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Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
User Reviews: Quick summary: it’s about inmates who are responsible for training the dogs that hunt escaped convicts. I can’t blame either Brian Brown or Dean Cain for being in this film, but I can blame Ken Russell for not making it well. Usual prison stuff but on a restricted budget and modest acting from the two above actors.

One scene contained standard prison bullies picking on a bloke double their size and with a bad temper. It just didn’t work. You also have an ‘older and wiser’ inmate which seems to be standard stock for films such as these. Worst character must be the ‘Jamaican’ – one of the worst accents I’ve heard.

I suppose this is one for either Brian Brown or Dean Cain fans. You may wince through it, though. I found it agonising and I couldn’t make it to the end.

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