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Dog Day (1984)
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A fugitive on the run from the law and carrying several million dollars hides out in the house of a farm family. The tables turn when the family turns out to be even more criminally ... See full summary »



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A fugitive on the run from the law and carrying several million dollars hides out in the house of a farm family. The tables turn when the family turns out to be even more criminally oriented than he is, and begins to terrorize him instead of the other way around. Written by

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11 January 1984 (France)  »

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Strange project for Lee Marvin
4 February 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Although I haven't seen every one of his movies, I am reasonably confident to call "Dog Day" the strangest movie Lee Marvin ever appeared in. Why he decided to appear in it, I have no idea, especially since he was still a big star back home in the United States. Fans of Marvin will likely be disappointed by the fact that Marvin doesn't appear in this movie as frequently as he does in his other movies - in fact, he almost becomes a secondary character. The other characters in the movie are a real weird lot, disappearing and reappearing seemingly at random, and acting in random ways when they do appear. Certainly, the movie at first does command your attention because you've likely not seen anything like it before, but it soon becomes tiresome, and you likely won't care what happens at the end when it eventually gets there.

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