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Dingo ★★½ 1990

In Davis' only film appearance he's, what else, a famous jazz trumpeter. Paris-based Billy Cross (Davis) and his combo are on tour in 1969 and momentarily stuck at a remote Australian airstrip. They give an impromptu concert heard by John “Dingo” Anderson (Friels), who instantly decides that music is the life for him. Over the years Dingo keeps in touch with his idol as he works outback bars and secretly saves to go to Paris and check out the scene—even if it means sacrificing his wife and family. 108m/C VHS, DVD . FR AU Colin Friels, Miles Davis, Helen Buday, Bernadette LaFont; D: Rolf de Heer; W: Marc Rosenberg; C: Denis Lenoir; M: Miles Davis, Michel Legrand.

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din·go / ˈding/ • n. (pl. -oes or -os) a wild or half-domesticated dog (Canis dingo) with a sandy-colored coat, found in Australia.

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dingo Yellowish-brown wild dog found in Australia; it is probably a descendant of early domestic dogs introduced by Native Australians. It feeds mainly on rabbits and other small mammals. Family Canidae; species Canis dingo.

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dingo wild dog of Australia. XVIII. Aboriginal name.

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dingo (Canis dingo) See CANIDAE.