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The Plague Dogs (1982)

The Plague Dogs
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John Hurt

John Hurt

Snitter
James Bolam

James Bolam

The Tod
Nigel Hawthorne

Nigel Hawthorne

Dr. Boycott
Warren Mitchell

Warren Mitchell

Tyson / Wag
Bernard Hepton

Bernard Hepton

Stephen Powell
Brian Stirner

Brian Stirner

Laboratory Assistant
Penelope Lee

Penelope Lee

Lynn Driver


Written by
Richard Adams

Richard Adams

(novel)
Martin Rosen

Martin Rosen

(written by)


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"Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague."
Release date: 1 October 1982
UPC: 692865128335
Animation (4), Based On Novel (3), Drama (3), Adaptation (2), Adventure (2), Animals (2), Plague (2), 1983 (1), 1982 (1), UK (1), (1), Movies Based On Books (1), 1980s (1)
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