Cujo

Cujo (1983)

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Corrected entry: After Cujo kills his owner, the friend comes to check on him. After finding the owner, the guy picks up the phone, the dog attacks, and the phone falls, off the hook, and isn't replaced. Later the phone rings, but with those kind of phones, if one was off the hook the whole house would be off the hook, so no incoming call could be received.

LoneWolfie

Correction: Cujo doesn't kill his owner first, Cujo kills his owner's friend at the friend's house. The phone that is off the hook is not the phone that is shown ringing later in the movie.

Corrected entry: When Cujo attacks a cop in the hallway of the house, you can see the dog's tail wagging madly. Actually, the tip of the tail, since the rest of the tail has so obviously been strapped to one of its legs.

Correction: Nothing indicates that it has been strapped down, and no strap can be seen holding it down. The dog just kept its tail down low.

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: When the phone begins to ring, Cujo goes mad and starts bashing the side of the car in. He then shatters the passenger window of the car. In the very next shot it can be seen intact again and then alternates from shattered to intact from thereon. (01:01:15)

Hamster Premium member

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Question: Is this film accurate to how rabid dogs behave in real life?

Answer: Not really. Rabies has a wide range of behavioural symptoms, and it's rare for a rabid dog to display what's called "furious rabies," whereby they become more aggressive. And even then, they wouldn't become single-mindedly determined to terrorise two people in a car. It's much more common for a rabid dog to get slower/lethargic as paralysis sets in, eventually leading to coma and death. You can find more info here: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/rabies-in-dogs.

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