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Pound (1970)

X | | Fantasy | 1970 (USA)
In a pound, eighteen dogs wait to be adopted.

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Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey)

Writer:

Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Madden Joe Madden ... Colonel
James Green James Green ... Honky Killer
Mariclare Costello ... Honky Killer's Wife
L. Errol Jaye L. Errol Jaye ... Police Chief
Carolyn Cardwell Carolyn Cardwell ... Keeper
Charles Dierkop ... Airdale
Lawrence Wolf ... Mexican Hairless
Ching Yeh Ching Yeh ... Siamese Cat
Marshall Efron ... Dachshund
Eric Krupnik Eric Krupnik ... Montana Sheepdog
Elsie Downey Elsie Downey ... Mutt Bitch
Chuck Green Chuck Green ... Mutt
Don Calfa ... Italian Terrier
Stan Gottlieb Stan Gottlieb ... Boxer
Carolyn Groves Carolyn Groves ... Pedigreed Bitch
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In a pound, eighteen dogs wait to be adopted.

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Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1970 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Five-year-old Robert Downey, Jr. uttered his first words of dialogue in this film: "Have any hair on your balls?" See more »

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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Lame Motherfucker
Written and Performed by Charley Cuva
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Funniest of All?
27 September 2005 | by jonmark-pierceSee all my reviews

"Pound" may be the funniest movie ever made. So far as I know, it's not available on DVD or tape. But if you get a chance to see it, by all means do so. The usual cast of brilliant Downey character actors deliver some of the edgiest lines ever to grace the screen. As with "Putney Swope", its only drawback is that the audience is laughing so hard it may be difficult to hear the dialog.

Antonia Fargas, in a track suit, stars as The Grayhound. As he reminisces about his Florida racing days, a winner of the Tampa Tropicana ("Brang home the bacon, I did."), we see two other "dogs" furiously masturbating in a corner. One says over his shoulder, "Excuse me...but I need to give myself a quick jerk." Downey's son, Robert Downey, Jr., appears in the movie at the age of three or four, as a puppy. The brilliant dialog, delivered by a brilliant cast, make this an ideal movie for anarchists. Republicans may not get it.


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