Man's Best Friend (1993)

R   |    |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A genetically engineered dog escapes from the science facility where it was created. A family takes it in unaware of its deadly instincts which soon emerge. The scientist who created the dog tries to find it before its too late.




  • Man's Best Friend (1993)
  • Man's Best Friend (1993)
  • Man's Best Friend (1993)
  • Man's Best Friend (1993)
  • Man's Best Friend (1993)
  • Man's Best Friend (1993)

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18 July 2003 | kita117
I saw this in the movie theaters. It seemed like this movie came out a long time ago. Before I saw this movie, I thought it was going to be a PG rated kids movie. Well it wasn't. The movie had an excellent horror taste to it, it wasn't slow and the dog was very violent. This one beats Cujo and wayyyyyyyyy better than Dogs of Hell. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Max had been trained to growl and speak by using a large bone to cue the dog.


Doctor Jarret: You see, Max is a clone; he's not you typical dog. He's a genetic cross breed.
Detective Kovacs: A mutt.
Doctor Jarret: No, I do not mean a mutt, sir. Look around you. Each animal has a specific desirable trait, which is dedicated to their survival. If You took the D.N.A. from each, ...


When Ray is talking to Max, Lori's right hand is on her lap. However, in the next shot, her hand is on the side of the chair.

Alternate Versions

The version on USA Network includes scenes cut from the theatrical Version:

  • A scene where Lori and her boyfriend Perry are on couch on the first night with Max outside the patio door, where Lori remarks "look how he become attached to me already."
  • A scene where Lori does her last story on Max, just after Max dies in the scene in the Lab before we cut to three month later, where Lori meets with Rudy to show her the puppies.
  • Scene where Ray has his balls bitten off by Max is cut, jumps right to Emaxx lab scene right as Max goes for Ray.
  • In the TV Version, the scene when Max escapes, when Lori and Anne are in the lab when Dr. Jarret throws down his duffles to the floor as max ignores his commands to "enter" He says "damn it" instead of his real words "God damn it".
  • The scene of the mutilated mugger is removed; all you see are the detectives looking at the dead body.
  • The scene where Lori and Anne are trying to escape from Emaxx after being caught by the guard, when they reach parting elevator doors, revealing Dr. Jarret, "great" is substituted for Anne's original response, "shit".


Puppy Love
Written by
Paul Anka
Performed by Martin Blasick (as Marty Blasick)


Plot Summary


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,861,079 21 November 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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