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"One's tough ... One's smart... Together they unleash explosive action!"
  • PG
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 4.2  (3,758)

Top Dog is a 1995 action-comedy film starring Chuck Norris as a San Diego detective, Jake Wilder, who gets assigned to partner with a police dog to track down a group of Neo-Nazis who are planning a terrorist attack. The movie is directed by Aaron Norris, Chuck's younger brother, and features supporting roles from actors Michele Lamar Richards and Erik von Detten.

The movie opens with a tense situation; a group of terrorists armed with automatic weapons take over a building and hold several government officials hostage. Unfortunately, the SWAT team's rescue attempt fails, resulting in the deaths of several hostages, including a child. This sets the tone for the rest of the movie as it deals with themes of terrorism, revenge, and justice.

Jake Wilder is a seasoned detective who is mourning the loss of his partner who was killed during the failed rescue attempt. His superiors assign him to work with a German Shepherd named Reno, who is the most intelligent and well-trained police dog in the K-9 unit. While initially hesitant about working with a canine, Jake soon starts to appreciate Reno's skills in tracking and pursuit. The two soon form a bond and become an inseparable team, setting the stage for the rest of the film.

As Jake and Reno investigate the Neo-Nazi group's activities, they uncover a much larger scheme involving the theft of a bomb that can't be traced. The group's leader, a ruthless man named Michael Rounds (played by Timothy Bottoms), has plans to use the weapon to initiate a terrorist attack on a crowded city. The movie showcases the two characters prepping for this attack as it moves towards fruition.

Supporting actors Michele Lamar Richards and Erik von Detten play additional roles in the movie. Richards portrays a witness whom they must protect from the Neo-Nazi group, while Detten plays a kid whom Jake and Reno befriend. The two characters add comic relief to the movie, and their performances balance out the more serious scenes.

One of the highlights of the film is the action sequences. The movie features several well-choreographed fight and chase scenes, which are memorable for their intensity and the use of the police dog in the action. Chuck Norris's fight sequences are impressive, as expected, and Reno's involvement in the fight adds a unique aspect to the film. The director does an excellent job of showcasing the dog's agility in these scenes, giving viewers an insight into the intelligence and abilities of trained police dogs.

The movie also features a great soundtrack, composed by Steve Dorff. The soundtrack includes an upbeat song called "Top Dog" which is played during the movie's end credits. The song is catchy and adds to the overall mood of the movie, leaving audiences satisfied and entertained.

In summary, Top Dog is an action-packed and entertaining movie that showcases Chuck Norris's acting and fighting abilities. The film's combination of action, suspense, and light-hearted moments make it a fun watch. The addition of a police dog as a supporting character adds a unique aspect to the movie's fight sequences, making it a must-see for action and dog lovers alike.

Top Dog is a 1995 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.

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    4.2  (3,758)