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Director:
Writers:
L.Q. Jones (screenplay)
Harlan Ellison (novel)
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Release Date:
November 1975 (USA) See more »
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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:
Not totally satisfying but not without interest 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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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:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
When the World Was NewSee more »

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38 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Not totally satisfying but not without interest, 16 February 2005
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

After WW III Vic (Don Johnson) and his dog Blood (played by Tiger from "The Brady Bunch" TV show) travel around looking for women for Vic to rape and food for Blood. They talk telepathically--Vic hears Blood's voice in his mind and talks aloud back to him. Eventually they meet Quilla June Holmes (Susanne Benton) who's from an underground city called Topeka. She urges him to come down with her but Blood senses there is something wrong...

This is extremely low budget but not bad. The conversations between Vic and Blood are hilarious (and Blood's face and movements totally match the dialogue). Love the bit when Blood asks Vic to name the presidents (remember, this came out in 1975). He responds "Nixon, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy..." When they meet Quilla (about an hour in) the film falls apart. The sequences down under are, at first, scary but get quickly repetitious. But it leads up to a twist ending which is great.

This was issued in 1975 with a horribly exploitive ad campaign. It showed a woman lying down on the ground. You don't see her face--just her body and all she's wearing is a shirt and covering her breasts and other parts. Blood has a paw on her and a proud look on his face and Vic is standing beside him holding a gun! The implication is obvious and the rape aspect of this bothered a lot of people. It was reissued in the early 80s (that's when I saw it) with a totally different ad campaign. I understand why people are upset with the rape theme but this is a science-fiction fantasy--don't take this too seriously.

The acting is good. Johnson was, surprisingly, dead perfect as Vic. Tiger was great:) Benton also is pretty good and Jason Robards pops up late in the proceedings.

Not a perfect film but an interesting one. I give it a 7.

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