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A Boy and His Dog -- US Home Video Trailer from Media Home Entertainment
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Writers:
L.Q. Jones (screenplay)
Harlan Ellison (novel)
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Release Date:
November 1975 (USA) See more »
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A rather kinky tale of survival See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Who's the master? See more (108 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Don Johnson ... Vic
Susanne Benton ... Quilla June Holmes

Jason Robards ... Lou Craddock
Tim McIntire ... Blood (voice)
Alvy Moore ... Doctor Moore
Helene Winston ... Mez Smith

Charles McGraw ... Preacher
Hal Baylor ... Michael
Ron Feinberg ... Fellini

Michael Rupert ... Gery (as Mike Rupert)
Don Carter ... Ken
Michael Hershman ... Richard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

L.Q. Jones ... Actor in Porno Film (uncredited)
Tiger ... Blood (the dog) (uncredited)

Directed by
L.Q. Jones 
 
Writing credits
L.Q. Jones (screenplay)

Harlan Ellison (novella)

Wayne Cruseturner  uncredited

Produced by
Tom Connors .... associate producer
L.Q. Jones .... producer
Alvy Moore .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tim McIntire 
 
Cinematography by
John Arthur Morrill (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Scott Conrad 
 
Production Design by
Ray Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Terry Ballard .... property master
 
Sound Department
Sean Byrne .... sound (restored version)
James Contrares .... boom operator (as James Contreras)
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound effects
Rod Sutton .... production mixer
 
Special Effects by
Frank Rowe .... special effects
 
Stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Bill Burton)
Gary Combs .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Bob Orrison .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... electrician (as Richmond Aguilar)
Guy Badger .... generator operator
Dennis Bishop .... best boy
Phillip Dunn .... grip
John Arthur Morrill .... camera operator
John C. Murray .... electrician (as John Murray)
Tom Ramsey .... key grip
Tim Wawrzeniak .... first camera assistant
Kurt Young .... grip (as Kurt P. Young)
David Needham .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leo Kraak .... costumes: Miss Winston
Steve McQueen .... assistant wardrobe
Carolyn Moore .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Michael Klick .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Larry Bunker .... musician
Herb Crawford .... musician
Ray Manzarek .... musician
Jimmy Maxwell .... musician (as Jim Maxwell)
Jaime Mendoza-Nava .... composer: "Topeka" music sequence
Richard Ruskin .... musician
 
Other crew
Richard Butz .... production assistant
Nat Cohen .... presenter
Joe Hornok .... trainer: "Blood" (as Joe Hornak)
Don Karr .... production assistant
Randy McQueen .... production assistant
Hannah Scheel .... script supervisor
Maggie Smith .... production secretary
Steve Smith .... title designer
Lou Schumacher .... dog owner: "Blood" (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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91 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tim McIntire, who performed the voice of "Blood", sang the main title song, "A Boy and His Dog."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Blood:Well, I'd certainly say she had marvelous judgment, Albert, if not particularly good taste.See more »
Soundtrack:
When the World Was NewSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Who's the master?, 10 January 2009
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

A frank tale about a recklessly horny boy and his calculative dog sums up this strange, very strange Sci-fi post-apocalyptic wasteland adventure yarn. It's a unique product of the 70s, as it's ambitious, daring and warped in its mind-set that makes this considerably low-budget effort a hypnotic cult item that nothing else would even come close to it. Based upon a novel by Harlan Ellison, the premise follows that of a young loner Vic (splendidly performed by Don Johnson) and his telepathic pooch Blood (exceptionally voiced by Tim McIntire) travelling the desert landscapes caused by the after-effects of WWIV in the search of food, shelter and women.

What goes on to make this film is the biting conversations and budding rapport and dependable friendship between Vic and Blood. It ranged from hysterical to moving, and surprisingly done in a believable manner. The satirical edge to the script is innovatively penned and to the point with its drama, frictions and kinky fixations. Sometimes quite unpleasant in the details where a quirky side is etched and the humour is engraved with a morbid sense of curiosity. While slow-grinding, the pace breezes by and the impulsively random nature helps a lot with a shock ending (twisted but still quite touching though) that comes from nowhere. Director LQ Jones' economical touch makes the most of it limited resources and manages to get plenty out of it despite the minor feel. His use of the camera provocatively achieved and the humming electronic score and playful acoustic cues cement an atmosphere and grow upon the imagination. Mainly consisting in the underground scenes, than on the openly isolated and dusty desert backdrop.

The support cast are picture-perfect in their roles. Susanne Benton shines and likes of Jason Robards, Charles McGraw and Alvy Moore were good fun.

I liked it even more the second time around.

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