|Directed by||Edward T. McDougal|
|Produced by||Donald Albert|
Edward T. McDougal
Louis Gossett Jr.
|Distributed by||Screen Media Films|
The story revolves around an escaped slave boy named Jed (Benjamin Gardner) who joins the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is accompanied by his dog Jack (the namesake of the story) who becomes the mascot of the regiment during the war.
The film was shot mostly in and around the borough of Darlington, Pennsylvania just outside the city of Pittsburgh. Other locations included North Freedom, Wisconsin, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
It was an official selection in the St. Louis International Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, and the International Family Film Festival. It won Best Drama at the San Diego Black Film Festival.
It premiered at Pittsburgh's Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial, which was one of the shooting locations of the film. Dog Jack had a limited theatrical release before releasing nationwide on DVD January 31, 2012 by Screen Media Films, available at Redbox, Family Video, Walmart, Target, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, among others.
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