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Off the Chain
Off the Chain
Actor: Karen Ross
Director: Bobby J. Brown
Genres: Documentary
UR     2005     1hr 0min

Off the Chain is an unprecedented look into the underground world of dog fighting. Beginning with a history of the American Pit Bull Terrier, the film explores the evolution of the breed. Classic film and television footag...  more »


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Actor: Karen Ross
Director: Bobby J. Brown
Creators: Bobby J. Brown, Ron Frank, David Roma, Richard Velazquez, Troy Garity
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Allumination
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/30/2005
Original Release Date: 08/27/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 08/27/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A striking look at the harsh realities of dog-fighting
snipe | 09/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film was very well done, and while there are scenes where you see parts of actual dog-fights and other graphic images, the majority of the film consists of moving interviews with animal care experts and revolting interviews with actual dog-fighters. Clips of the dogs they claim to love so much being viciously attacked and torn apart in the bloody pit clearly demonstrates their lack of compassion and makes one wonder what kind of person "loves" their animals in this way. You will watch in disbelief as these men swear they love these animals, and in the same breath make it perfectly clear that when a dog stops winning, that dog is killed - there is room only for winners in the pit. This movie is a heartwrenching eye-opener to those less familiar with the cruel and bloody sport of dog-fighting, and sheds much needed light on how commonplace this brutal activity is."
Truly Worth Your Time
Gina M. Denofa | Philadelphia, PA United States | 01/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Please watch this documentary. It is very powerful explaining how it is the humans on the other end of the heavy chain that causes the aggression in these poor dogs. ANY dog can bite, people have to stop being racist and learn the truth behind the problems, this video shows you that we are our own worst enemy. I adopted my dog from a shelter. She was used in fights as she has scars on her face, puncture marks on her legs but despite her horrid treatment, she still loves everyone. If my Pitbull can forgive why can't we?"
Just take a look at reality
Pitbulls for life | US | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is an extraordinary documentary about the underground world of the American Pitbull Terrier and it shows why we have so many aggressive pitbulls not because of the breed but because of the owner and nobody else."
Very informative
A. Walter | Texas | 08/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This really goes into what REALLY happens to the pit-bull breeds here in america and other places. I bet if more people knew what was happening to this lovable & loyal breed they'd think twice about their witch hunting. It was so horrible seeign the photos and footage of people fighting & abusing these dogs. They even hooked up a losing dogs to jumper cables!! These kinds of people need to be stopped!"