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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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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Interesting and bizarre post-apocalyptic tale that could only be made in the 70s See more (105 total) »

Cast

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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 .... 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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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:A cautous young fellow named Lodge / Had seatbelts installed in his Dodge. / When his date was strapped in / He committed a sin / Without even leaving the garage. That's clever, isn't it?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cyprien (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
When the World Was NewSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and bizarre post-apocalyptic tale that could only be made in the 70s, 10 May 2008
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"A Boy and His Dog" is one of the weirdest science fiction films made in America. Its the kind of film that could only be made in the 1970s. In addition to being bizarre, its very imaginative and interesting. The film works so well because of the great production values. Despite being a low budget film, this is very professionally made. The direction, the writing, and the acting are all first class. This was L.Q. Jones' second film as a director and writer (his first was the obscure "The Devil's Bedroom" and he wrote the screenplay for the interesting satanic thriller "The Brotherhood of Satan"). Considering his inexperience, its remarkable how accomplished he is in both departments and makes it all the more shameful that he didn't pursue a career in directing films. Judging from this project, I'm sure there's a lot more quirky and unique films he could've made.

The acting is very good as well. Don Johnson is, surprisingly, dead-on as the arrogant post-apocalyptic punk Vic. Susanne Benton does very good with her role of Quilla, who leads Vic to the underground city. The real scene stealer is Tim McIntire and his hilarious voice-over work for the dog, and its always nice to see Jason Robarbs. Despite Harlan Ellison's apparent disgust at the film, its a really good adaptation of his work. Its not perfect (as many critics have noted, there are some moments that border uncomfortably on misogyny), but its an intelligent science fiction film, a rare breed that would become ever rarer with the resurgence of space operas due to "Star Wars". Its a very subtle film that the viewer appreciates more on repeat viewings. (8/10)

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