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A Boy and His Dog (1975)

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A young man and his telepathic dog wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Director:

L.Q. Jones

Writers:

L.Q. Jones (screenplay), Harlan Ellison (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Johnson ... Vic
Susanne Benton ... Quilla June Holmes
Jason Robards ... Lou Craddock
Tim McIntire ... Blood (voice)
Alvy Moore ... Dr. Moore
Helene Winston ... Mez Smith
Charles McGraw ... Preacher
Hal Baylor ... Michael
Ron Feinberg ... Fellini
Michael Rupert ... Gery (as Mike Rupert)
Don Carter Don Carter ... Ken
Michael Hershman Michael Hershman ... Richard
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Storyline

A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved. The daughter of one of the leaders of the community seduces and lures him below, where the citizens have become unable to reproduce because of being underground so long. They use him for impregnation purposes, and then plan to be rid of him. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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An R-rated, rather kinky tale of survival See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

-The original movie

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apocalypse 2024 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,900,000, 5 November 1982
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Company Credits

Production Co:

LQ/JAF See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was started by Harlan Ellison, who wrote the novella on which it is based. Ellison encountered writer's block, and so producer Alvy Moore and director L.Q. Jones took over and finished the script. Ellison praised the film after its premiere, to the relief of Moore, but there are rumors that he later condemned the film. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Vic is speaking with Blood outside the entrance to The Down Under, Vic refers to him as "Tiger", which was the dog's actual name. See more »

Quotes

Lou Craddock: [voice-over] He will do just right. Put out the cheese.
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Alternate Versions

According to the Blu-ray commentary, the prologue (mushroom clouds and explanatory text, the first minute and a half or so) was added for the 1982 rerelease to help explain the world of the film. See more »

Connections

Features A Fistful of Rawhide (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
By John Philip Sousa
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Strange and enjoyable.
4 January 2004 | by dusikyonSee all my reviews

The setting of this film is not only a material wasteland, but a moral one as well. Our protaganists are a wandering teenage misogynist and his super-intelligent telepathic dog. The latter helps the former to locate potential rape victims. Their pursuit of one particular sexual quarry leads the young man on a journey into a subterranean perversion of smalltown America. The dog is the most sympathetic character in the movie, and is brilliantly voiced by Tim McIntire.

If you are able to wrap your head around the bizarre moral construct, this film is a nihilistic hoot.


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