The Bandit Hound

DVD Release: April 12, 2016
The Bandit Hound


A lovable dog named Bandit is trained to pull off bank robberies, but after a heist gone wrong he’s rescued by a down on her luck single mom and her son. When he starts stealing cash to help his adopted family, Bandit not only sets them on a collision course with the police but with his dangerous ex-partners as well.

Dove Review

“The Bandit Hound” is all about fun! The plot focuses on a young boy named Owen, who has just moved to Santa Monica with his mother some time after his father passed away. He adopts an Aussie Shepherd dog named Bandit. Little does he know that Bandit got his name for a very good reason: he used to help some bumbling crooks with small time thefts and major robberies. Owen soon picks up on the fact that Bandit has a habit of “finding” money.

This film features bullies, Owen’s growing bond with Bandit and his interest in a girl named Lily. Ultimately, the film questions whether Bandit can be reformed and if he will help the good guys, namely the police force, to nab the on-the-run robbers. We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 plus to “The Bandit Hound”. This is one dog that will steal your heart!

Content Description

Sex: A girl kisses a boy quickly on the lips.
Language: G/OMG-7; H-2 (One man says, "In He** I have a chance"), S-1; Loser-1; Mr. Loser-1; Dirt bags-1; Geek-1;D-1; Geez-2; Shut up-2
Violence: Man threatens bank with bomb attached to dog; bullies pick on kid, jump in front of him while he's on bike and shove and push him; kid pokes kid in chest; a kid pelts other kids with tomatoes; a midget kicks a man and slaps his face; dog attacks crook; dog is shot but the scene is not graphic, although a small amount of blood is visible.
Drugs: Man smokes a cigarette.
Nudity: A shirtless boy; brief cleavage scene.
Other: The mention of a dog's "private parts"; tension between characters; boy misses his deceased father; crook sneaks into a family's home; dog steals money from various people, including a security truck driver; when a pan handler's money is stolen from him, he says he is going to ask God "why" some day; dog urinates on kid's gym bag; the mention of a kid's parents divorcing; kid spends money on other kids, and that money does not belong to him;


Company: Alchemy
Writer: Matt Lutz
Director: Michelle Danner
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 87 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter