Dog Jack (2010)

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Dog Jack (2010)

This is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the Union Army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the beloved mascot of the Pennsylvania 102nd, who was so prized by his regiment for his skills in battle, that he was twice exchanged for a Confederate prisoner of war.
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IMDb   5 /10
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Creators
Director Edward T. McDougal
Writer Florence Biros
Writer Edward T. McDougal
Writer Joshua Russell
Information
Release Date2010-08-28
Runtime1h 54min
GenreDrama, War
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
AwardsAwards1 win
CompanyEdward T. McDougal Films
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Grown up Jedas Grown up Jed
Benjamin Gardner
Benjamin Gardner
Jedas Jed
Reverend Stewartas Reverend Stewart
Kenneth Craig
Kenneth Craig
Eli Cooperas Eli Cooper
Casey Caseas Casey Case
Kevin Holmen
Kevin Holmen
Kirk Cooperas Kirk Cooper
Captain Malloyas Captain Malloy
Stephen Schuch
Stephen Schuch
Jimmy Malloyas Jimmy Malloy
Jesseas Jesse
Gregory Winston
Gregory Winston
Noahas Noah
Paul Jaquith
Paul Jaquith
Nathanielas Nathaniel
John Corcoran
John Corcoran
Mattas Matt
Eddie Staver
Eddie Staver
Tennesseeas Tennessee
Company Soldier Emersonas Company Soldier Emerson
Olindo Alo
Olindo Alo
Company Soldieras Company Soldier
Sam Dyer
Sam Dyer
Company Soldieras Company Soldier
Alex Orlebeke
Alex Orlebeke
Company Soldieras Company Soldier

Dog Jack

Dog Jack is a 2010 film based on the book of the same name by Florence W. Biros. The film is inspired by the true story of the mascot of the 102nd Pennsylvania Regiment during the American Civil War.


Overview

The story revolves around a boy named Jed (Benjamin Gardner), who escaped from slavery to join the Union Army during the American Civil War, and was accompanied by his dog Jack (the namesake of the story). The dog became the regiment's mascot during the war.

The film was shot mostly in and around the borough of Darlington, Pennsylvania just outside the city of Pittsburgh. Other locations included North Freedom, Wisconsin, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

It was an official selection in the St. Louis International Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, and the International Family Film Festival. It won Best Drama at the San Diego Black Film Festival.

It premiered at Pittsburgh's Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial, which was one of the shooting locations of the film. Dog Jack had a limited theatrical release before releasing nationwide on DVD January 31, 2012 by Screen Media Films, available at Redbox, Family Video, Walmart, Target, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, among others.