In 2016, Andrew Price found an authentic McGruff the Crime Dog costume on eBay. So, he bought it and made the short film McGruff, a "gritty, violent reboot." As one does.
When drug crime gets out of hand in the gritty underbelly of Chicago, McGruff the Crime Dog must skirt the laws of morality in order to sniff out the leader of the biggest drug cartel in the city and take a bite out of crime.
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