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
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No one admitted after the performance starts. It has to be seen from the beginning
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Did You Know?
At a science-fiction convention, there was a pre-release screening of this film. At the end, when writer Harlan Ellison
came on stage and invited comments, the most common one 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 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 answer. See more
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
Hell! They didn't have to cut her! She could have been used two or three more times!
Ah, war is hell.
Referenced in The Book of Eli
On Top of Old Smoky
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