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Director:
Writers:
L.Q. Jones (screenplay)
Harlan Ellison (novel)
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Release Date:
November 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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:
A Valiant Failure See more (106 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)
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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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Runtime:
91 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
James Cagney was considered for the voice of Blood, but the idea was dropped because Cagney's fame would have been a distraction from the character.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: While the marching band in Topeka's picnic passes camera, the girl playing cymbals doesn't actually clash the cymbals. She only pretends to do it.See more »
Quotes:
Vic:[to sentry] If my gun picks up one rust spot you're gonna wake up with a crowd around 'ya.See more »
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Soundtrack:
When the World Was NewSee more »

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62 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
A Valiant Failure, 28 August 2000
Author: fowler1 from nyc

Like many artifacts of the 60s & 70s, y'hadda be there...at least in order to feel a protective fondness for what is without question a very flawed movie. The miracle of this film was that it was made AT ALL. (Due in no small part to the tenor of the times it sprang from. The shackles on pop culture and genre fiction were loosening, allowing for more serious themes and treatment; of course, two years later STAR WARS would tighten the shackles again.) I'm a little amazed at the many posters bitching about cheap sets, poor fx, etc. Does everyone watch a movie EXPECTING a 50-million-dollar budget and CGI up the wazoo? If so, we're in deeper trouble than I thought. I look at A BOY AND HIS DOG with great affection as a sincere attempt to do something different, provocative and heartfelt, and although it's informed by a naive leftist worldview I don't share, there's a great deal of audacious creativity at work here that transcends many of the budgetary limitations. You'd think oddities like this would be treasured as artifacts of a more open and experimental period in movie history, rather than derided for falling short of INDEPENDENCE DAY's store-bought bombast and opticals. Go figure...

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