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A Boy and His Dog (1975)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Vic
Susanne Benton ...
Quilla June Holmes
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Lou Craddock
Tim McIntire ...
Blood (voice)
Alvy Moore ...
Doctor Moore
Helene Winston ...
Mez Smith
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Preacher
Hal Baylor ...
Michael
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Fellini
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Gery (as Mike Rupert)
Don Carter ...
Ken
Michael Hershman ...
Richard
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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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The year is 2024... a future you'll probably live to see. See more »


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Apocalypse 2024  »

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Trivia

At a science fiction convention, there was a pre-release screening of this film. At the end, when Harlan Ellison came on stage and invited comments, the most common was that the portion of the movie taking place in 'The Underground' was really slow-moving (a polite way of saying 'boring'). Ellison was very defensive about this complaint and responded to the effect that 'The Underground' was a boring, stultifying place and the movie was intended to convey that. The audience did not find this to be a satisfying defense. See more »

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During Topeka's picnic, there is a grower's label seen on one of the bananas. The fruit is grown hydroponically, not store-bought. See more »

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Blood: Now let's run through the modern Presidents.
Vic: What good's all this history crap gonna do me?
Blood: Just do the Presidents.
Vic: Oh, God! Eisenhower, Truman...
Blood: TRUMAN, Eisenhower!
Vic: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy...
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When the World Was New
by Richard Gillis
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Kinky Cult Classic= A great film!
13 May 2004 | by (Boise, USA) – See all my reviews

Vic and his telepathically talking sheep dog, Blood, travel post-apocalyptic Arizona. Besides scavenging for food and sex, this movie features old, terrible porn clips, evil Amish looking people with clown makeup and possibly the greatest pun in movie history. Blood provides hilarious commentary to all Vic's endeavors, his comments while Vic and a girl he finds have sex are particularly entertaining. At parts, this movie gets so strange you can't do anything but laugh at it, which is definitely not a bad thing! A Boy and His Dog is not something that will ever be universally popular, but it is a great movie for late nights and all nerds. A classic piece of science fiction.


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