Red is a 2008 thriller film about a couple of kids who kill the title character, a dog named "Red", during an attempted robbery. The dog's owner finds out who they are, and tries to bring them to justice by informing the authorities. However, this amounts to nothing, so he decides to dish out his own brand of retribution. The film was directed by Trygve Allister Diesen and Lucky McKee. The screenplay—an adaptation of the novel by Jack Ketchum—was written by Stephen Susco. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.
Avery Ludlow (Brian Cox) has a dog named Red, a gift from his late wife, Mary, for his 50th birthday. One day, he is fishing at a lake with Red by his side when three boys come across his path; the brothers Danny (Noel Fisher) and Harold McCormack (Kyle Gallner), and their friend Pete Doust (Shiloh Fernandez). Danny intimidates Avery with a shotgun and tells him to give them all his money. When Avery tells them that he has only 30 dollars, Danny becomes furious and kills Red.