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Pound (1970)

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

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

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A new kind of film by Robert Downey ("Putney Swope") See more »

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In 2005, Robert Downey, Sr. discovered a print of this film in his "cameraman's ex-wife's closet". The print was in such bad shape, that it was impossible to run it through a projector. It has since been digitally scanned and restored. See more »

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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Godboy
Written and Performed by Charley Cuva
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Funniest of All?
27 September 2005 | by (United States) – See 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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