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Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

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A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christophe Minie Christophe Minie ... Johnny Mad Dog
Daisy Victoria Vandy Daisy Victoria Vandy ... Laokole
Joseph Duo Joseph Duo ... Never Die
Dagbeth Tweh Dagbeth Tweh ... No Good Advice
Careen Moore Careen Moore ... Fatmata - Lovelita
Mohammed Sesay Mohammed Sesay ... Butterfly
Barry Chernoh Barry Chernoh ... Small Devil
Léo Boyeneh Kote Léo Boyeneh Kote ... Pussy Cat
Maxwell Carter Maxwell Carter ... Monsieur Kamara
Miatta Fahnbulleh Miatta Fahnbulleh ... Madame Kamara (as Miata Fahnbulleh)
Terry Johnson Terry Johnson ... Joseph
Onismus Kamoh Onismus Kamoh ... Fofo
Lawrence King Lawrence King ... Ibrahim
Massiata E. Kenneh Massiata E. Kenneh ... Tanya Toyo
Anthony King Anthony King ... Pere Ibrahim
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Storyline

Johnny Mad Dog, maybe 15, leads a band of boy soldiers in a civil war in an unnamed African country. "Don't want to die? Don't be born" is one of their shouted mottoes. We follow Mad Dog and his crew - No Good Advice, Butterfly, Chicken Hair, and others - as they kill, pillage rape, interrogate, and terrorize on their march to the capital. They take a TV station and lead an assault on the President's residence. We also follow Laokole, about Johnny age, as she tries to hold together her family of brother and disabled father. Is there more than chaos and inhumanity here? At war since age 10, has Johnny anything inside? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | War

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Country:

France | Belgium | Liberia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Džoni besni pas See more »

Filming Locations:

Careysburg, Liberia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,139
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Visa d'exploitation (en France) n° 113658 See more »

Goofs

When the girl finds his wounded father, the location of the blood on Sleeveless shirt changes in the following scenes. See more »

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Too many things untouched
23 November 2012 | by maximkongSee all my reviews

Having heard so much about this film...i have to say that the outcome was quite disappointing, considering that the actors were child soldiers themselves. How I wished they could have done more to give viewers more intrinsic detail on a subject rarely explored by films. There is nothing wrong with the acting, as the 'actors' were basically playing themselves with ease. The problem in the movie is that visibility is restricted - we see the same scenario over and over again, only difference is they were in difference locations. Further investigation in other aspects of child soldiering could have easily been filmed (given the child soldiers' participation in this movie) but nothing was being done.


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