The Plague Dogs (1982)

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The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, the film highlights the cruelty of performing vivisection and animal research for its own sake.

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Rated PG-13,  1 hr 43 mins

Adventure • Animation • Drama
Martin Rosen
John Hurt  •  Christopher Benjamin  •  James Bolam  •  Nigel Hawthorne

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