DirectorBrian Trenchard-Smith Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 14, 1998 (1998-01-14) GenresHorror, Thriller, Science Fiction CastIsabella Hofmann, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Cindy Pickett, Scott Olynek Similar moviesRelated Brian Trenchard-Smith movies
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Atomic Dog is an 1998 sci-fi horror film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and starring Daniel Hugh Kelly and Cindy Pickett. The story tells of a dog who, after being exposed to radiation, begins the search to identify himself with a pack.
A man befriends a puppy of about three months old that lives in an nuclear plant. One day, an accident causes the people working in the plant to abandon it. However, the man has no chance of retrieving the puppy, who has to stay inside.
A few years later, a family moves into the town along with their female dog. Somehow the puppy, now an atomic dog, with an enhanced sense of smell, strength and memory only given to wolves, manages to escape from the plant and mates with the female dog, producing a litter of puppies. However, upon delivering, the female dog perishes, and is buried in the backyard.
The family gives the puppies away, but the dog himself tries to retrieve them, and launches himself on an attack towards those humans he sees as threatening, starting with the local veterinarian. The family itself becomes involved, and the dog chases them to the plant. Here he is killed by falling metal tubes, and is buried beside his consort.
Trenchard Smith says he got the job directing the film because of his experience handling animals on the Tarzan TV series.