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Not to be confused with ''Film/WhiteGod'', another film centering on a dog.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Keys' training, for all the hope he placed in it, didn't got rid of the dog's murderous impulses, he just changed them so the dog targets white people instead. The film ends with Keys angrily stumbling away from the dog he had to put down instantly once he killed his first white man, and Julie standing there in shock.]]


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* HopeSpot: After a very long TrainingMontage, Keys apparently was able to get the dog to adapt and doesn't attacks black people. [[spoiler:But then a white man enters the training area and the dog tears him apart. Turns out that now the dog attacks ''white people'' instead. Keys [[MercyKill has to shoot the poor beast]].]]


''White Dog'' is a 1982 drama film directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Creator/KristyMcNichol and Paul Winfield. Julie Sawyer ([=McNichol=]), a young actress, takes in an all-white German Shepherd that she accidentally hit with her car, only to discover that he is a "white dog" - a dog trained to viciously attack black people. Rather than euthanize him, Julie enlists the black animal trainer Keys (Winfield) to try to undo the dog's training.

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''White Dog'' is a 1982 drama film directed by Samuel Fuller Creator/SamuelFuller and starring Creator/KristyMcNichol and Paul Winfield. Julie Sawyer ([=McNichol=]), a young actress, takes in an all-white German Shepherd that she accidentally hit with her car, only to discover that he is a "white dog" - a dog trained to viciously attack black people. Rather than euthanize him, Julie enlists the black animal trainer Keys (Winfield) to try to undo the dog's training.


''White Dog'' is a 1982 drama film directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Kristy [=McNichol=] and Paul Winfield. Julie Sawyer ([=McNichol=]), a young actress, takes in an all-white German Shepherd that she accidentally hit with her car, only to discover that he is a "white dog" - a dog trained to viciously attack black people. Rather than euthanize him, Julie enlists the black animal trainer Keys (Winfield) to try to undo the dog's training.

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''White Dog'' is a 1982 drama film directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Kristy [=McNichol=] Creator/KristyMcNichol and Paul Winfield. Julie Sawyer ([=McNichol=]), a young actress, takes in an all-white German Shepherd that she accidentally hit with her car, only to discover that he is a "white dog" - a dog trained to viciously attack black people. Rather than euthanize him, Julie enlists the black animal trainer Keys (Winfield) to try to undo the dog's training.

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''White Dog'' is a 1981 drama film directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Kristy [=McNichol=] and Paul Winfield. Julie Sawyer ([=McNichol=]), a young actress, takes in an all-white German Shepherd that she accidentally hit with her car, only to discover that he is a "white dog" - a dog trained to viciously attack black people. Rather than euthanize him, Julie enlists the black animal trainer Keys (Winfield) to try to undo the dog's training.

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''White Dog'' is a 1981 1982 drama film directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Kristy [=McNichol=] and Paul Winfield. Julie Sawyer ([=McNichol=]), a young actress, takes in an all-white German Shepherd that she accidentally hit with her car, only to discover that he is a "white dog" - a dog trained to viciously attack black people. Rather than euthanize him, Julie enlists the black animal trainer Keys (Winfield) to try to undo the dog's training.

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* AsHerself: Martine Dawson, who works at the animal sanctuary where the training scenes were filmed, makes a brief appearance in which she gives Julie directions while petting a lion.

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* EscapedAnimalRampage: The dog manages to chew through his wire cage and runs off into the city. [[spoiler:By the time Keys finds him, he's chased a black man into a church and killed him.]]


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* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:As the dog kills his first victim, the camera pans across the walls of the church while the man screams.]]
* InstantSedation: When Keys shoots the dog with a tranquilizer dart, he collapses immediately.

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* DrivingADesk: Julie plays a small role in a movie that involves sitting in a gondola while footage of the canals of Venice plays on a screen behind her.
* FriendsRentControl: Despite being a struggling actress who mostly gets bit parts, Julie lives in a large house in the hills with a beautiful view.

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''White Dog'' is a 1981 drama film directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Kristy [=McNichol=] and Paul Winfield. Julie Sawyer ([=McNichol=]), a young actress, takes in an all-white German Shepherd that she accidentally hit with her car, only to discover that he is a "white dog" - a dog trained to viciously attack black people. Rather than euthanize him, Julie enlists the black animal trainer Keys (Winfield) to try to undo the dog's training.
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!!''White Dog'' contains examples of:
* AttemptedRape: Shortly after Julie takes in the dog, a man breaks into her house and attempts to rape her. The dog fights him off.
* BerserkButton: The dog is calm, friendly, and well-behaved, until he sees a black person.
* DartboardOfHate: Keys' coworker Carruthers plays darts with a cutout of [[Franchise/StarWars R2D2]] because he fears the special effects industry will put him out of work.
* SuperWindowJump: The dog jumps from a second-story window, complete with SoftGlass, in order to tackle Julie's attacker.
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