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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
Tags: Animation (5), Based On Novel (4), Drama (4), Adventure (3), Animals (3), Plague (3), Adaptation (3), 1982 (2), UK (2), 1980s (2), 1983 (1), Animal Experimentation (1), Animal Cruelty (1), Morbid (1), (1), Movies Based On Books (1)
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