MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,408 this week

El perro (1979)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 116 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 4 critic

A political prisoner in a South American dictatorship escapes and is pursued throughout the country by a bloodthirsty dog.

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Sitges 2009 Complete Lineup
| SoundOnSight

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 126 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 19 titles
created 27 May 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 8943 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "El perro" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: El perro (1979)

El perro (1979) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of El perro.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Toy Soldiers (1984)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.

Director: David Fisher
Stars: Jason Miller, Cleavon Little, Rodolfo de Anda
Gang Wars (1976)
Action | Horror | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A martial arts master takes on an evil demon that haunts the New York City subways.

Director: Barry Rosen
Stars: Warhawk Tanzania, Larry Fleischman, Wilfredo Roldan
The Henderson Monster (TV Movie 1980)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A famous scientist, while performing experiments involving DNA, accidentally creates a monster.

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Stephen Collins, Larry Gates, Christine Lahti
Perawan rimba (1988)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Women escape from brutal prison.

Director: Danu Umbara
Stars: Lydia Kandou, Harry Capri, Enny Beatrice
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A beautiful virgin inherits a castle, but when she arrives at it, she finds that the inhabitants include a strange nobleman and a bevy of beautiful women she suspects may be vampires.

Director: Amando de Ossorio
Stars: Anita Ekberg, Gianni Medici, Diana Lorys
Paradox Lake (2002)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tale of the relationship between a camp counselor and a 12 year old autistic girl at an upstate NY summer camp for autistic children.

Director: Przemyslaw Reut
Stars: Phe Caplan, Jessica Fuchs, John Gelin
Tun Men se mo (1994)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A serial rapist is loose in the Hong Kong suburb of Tuen Mun. Based on the true story of Lam Kwok-wai, who raped and murdered women in the early 90s.

Director: Chuen-Yee Cha
Stars: Kwok-Pong Chan, Wai-Man Cheuk, Farini Cheung
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's two stays in Hollywood to write for films, once in 1927 at the height of his acclaim, and again in 1937 when he arrived with little money, enormous expenses and an ill wife.

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Jason Miller, Tuesday Weld, Julia Foster
Vampire (TV Movie 1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

His self-made, but unwanted sleep of nearly 40 years disturbed by the ground-breaking to build a new church, over his self-collapsed tomb, under an old house that was his refuge in the 1940... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: Jason Miller, Richard Lynch, E.G. Marshall
Chu nu jiang (1988)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A woman tries to attract her reincarnated lover from her previous life but eventually turns to the aid of an evil sorcerer who rules over a tribe of cannibal midgets.

Director: Yeung Kong
Stars: Maria Isabel Lopez, Chi-Wai Yu, Susan Brandy
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Godfrey Ho
Stars: Richard Harrison, Juliet Chan, Shou-Ping Tsui
A Home of Our Own (TV Movie 1975)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of Father William Wasson, who founded and operated a home for abandoned and orphaned children in Mexico.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Jason Miller, Pancho Córdova, Guillermo San Juan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Aristides Ungria
...
Muriel
Juan Antonio Porto ...
Priest
Juan Antonio Bardem
Eduardo Calvo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesús Alcaide
Francisco Casares
Vicente Cuesta
Manuel de Blas
Yolanda Farr
Antonio Gamero
Claudia Gravy
Miguel Rellán
Edit

Storyline

A political prisoner in a South American dictatorship escapes and is pursued throughout the country by a bloodthirsty dog.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

escape | prisoner | dog | prison | pursuit | See All (10) »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

14 September 1979 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Dog Called... Vengeance  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Grindhouse Universe (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good political thriller is worth trying
12 February 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm trying to figure out what this film is doing in a DVD collection called Tales of Voodoo where its paired with a movie called Scorpion Thunderbolt (which is about a killer snake-man) since the two films have nothing in common and this film has nothing to do with voodoo. I've tried to work out the connection, but I'm not sure I'll ever figure it out. I'm just glad it happened since I would not have run across this very good tale of a political prisoner on the run. Jason Miller stars as the prisoner who manages to escape from a prison work detail when an accident on the road gives him a chance to flee. He is pursued and is recaptured, but circumstance again gives him an opportunity for freedom, which he takes, only he still finds himself being chased by one of the dogs. Far from as simple or as simple minded as I've made it out to be this is a good thriller/allegory. Things don't always go the way you expect (especially if you're like me and were expecting a schlocky exploitation film). This is a movie thats both entertaining and enlightening. Certainly worth trying f you're in the mood for something other than typical exploitation fare.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you wanna watch this rare movie... clausio007
Discuss El perro (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?