In the shock of John's accident, Nancy and the Hamersley men forget about Red Dog.
Three days after the funeral, they find him still waiting where John told him to stay.
Upon realising that the sick dog has left, everyone in the town begins looking for him, eventually finding him lying dead in front of John's grave.
One year later, Thomas once again drives up to Dampier with a new puppy for Nancy, a new 'Red Dog' and the whole town unveils a statue of Red Dog, a statue which still stands today. 1971 – 21 November 1979) was a Kelpie/cattle dog cross who was well known for his travels through Western Australia's Pilbara region.
The DVD is also the third-highest-selling DVD of all time in Australia behind Avatar (first) and Finding Nemo (second).
The film has not been as successful overseas as it was in Australia.
On the night of the engagement, John tells Red Dog to stay until he returns from Nancy's caravan.
that the Red Dog film would be developed into a stage musical.There is a statue in his memory in Dampier, which is one of the towns to which he often returned.Red Dog's statue has caught the attention of a number of people passing through Dampier including British author Louis de Bernières, who was inspired to write Red Dog, a book loosely based on Red's legend.In 1971, a truck driver Thomas (Luke Ford) arrives in Dampier, Western Australia late one night, having transported a previously ordered statue of William Dampier to the town.Upon entering the town pub he sees the silhouettes of a group of men, one of whom is holding a gun.The film opened at #25 in the United Kingdom, earning just £24,727 from 56 screens (24–26 February 2012) but has been acquired by independent distributor Arc Entertainment in a deal for all media in the United States, though there is "no word on a theatrical release date or strategy" in the announcement.