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A Boy and His Dog (1975)

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

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Vic
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Blood (voice)
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Helene Winston ...
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Preacher
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Gery (as Mike Rupert)
Don Carter ...
Ken
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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The year is 2024... a future you'll probably live to see. See more »


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14 November 1975 (USA)  »

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Apocalypse 2024  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the reasons the film now enjoys cult status is because of its blackly comic last line. Ironically, Harlan Ellison hated this and actively campaigned to have it removed. 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

Blood: Pull up your pants, Romeo.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
By John Philip Sousa
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Strange and enjoyable.
4 January 2004 | by See 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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