Ennio Morricone

White Dog

Samuel Fuller’s powerful film about a dog trained to attack Black people.

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USA 1982
Dir Samuel Fuller
With Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives
Certificate 15

A young woman adopts a dog, unaware that it was trained to attack Black people. Following a savage incident, she takes it to dog trainers, who set about working on re-conditioning the animal. Fuller – no stranger to the subject of racism – directs Curtis Hanson’s script with a characteristic mix of emotional punch and sharp intelligence, helped out by a stirring score from Morricone.