An Albino Canine Takes on Nefarious Terrorists in Dog X Police

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Once upon a time, Hollywood loved putting man’s best friend in buddy action flicks. Tom Hanks walked the dog in “Turner & Hooch”, Jim Belushi played fetch with “K-9″, and, to a lesser extent, Chuck Norris teamed up with “Top Dog”. After that, the genre seemed to die out, which isn’t all that surprising given that there’s only so many things you can do with the premise. Decades later, Japan is attempting to revive the “dog and cop” storyline with “Dog X Police”, a film which finds an albino dog battling terrorists with his human counterpart. Given that I secretly love “Turner & Hooch” and “Top Dog”, chances are this one will eventually find its way into my home at some point. Feel free to mock me.

Here are the specifics:

Yusaku (Hayato Ichihara) was dreaming of being a detective.However, he was assigned to a team handling security dogs. There, he meets an albino dog, Shiro, who was born weak. People say that he never can be a security dog, but Yusaku chooses him as his buddy, and starts to train hard. One day, a big terrorist act occurs, and they try to hunt down the terrorist.

Source: Film Smash

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)