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The Dog, also known as Rocket lives in Winter River, Connecticut, between Maitland Hardware and the red covered bridge. It first appeared in the film dodging out of the road as Adam and Barbara drive to the store in town to get a few supplies so Adam can finish the model. But on the way back home, it becomes a major player in the deaths of Adam and Barbara as Adam swerves out of the way of a dog and accidentally crashes through the side of the bridge and into the river below. Had the bridge not been there the Maitlands could have easily survived the crash (being killed, to be exact).

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It should be noted, that canonically "The Dog" has an actual name, "Rocket" according to the second draft script. He is the dog of a cut character named "Jimmy", who was a newspaper boy and at one point interacted with Adam.

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