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The City and the Dogs (1985)

La ciudad y los perros (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 18 June 1985 (Peru)
Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy, set off a chain of events that ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pablo Serra ...
The Poet / El Poeta
Gustavo Bueno ...
Lt. Gamboa / Teniente Gamboa
Luis Álvarez ...
El Coronel
Juan Manuel Ochoa ...
The Jaguar / El Jaguar
Eduardo Adrianzén ...
The Slave / El Esclavo
Liliana Navarro ...
Teresa
Miguel Iza ...
Arrospide
Aristóteles Picho ...
The Snake / Boa
Toño Vega ...
El Rulos (as Antonio Vega)
Isabel Duval ...
Teresa's aunt
Ricardo Mejía
David Meléndez
Jean Cotos
Pablo Briche
Guillermo Injoque
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Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy, set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

A Cidade e os Cães  »

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The film was shot in a nearby een jail, the building were very alike. See more »

Goofs

When Cadet Alberto Fernández ("The Poet") is giving evidence to the Colonel, a boom mic is visible twice. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Gamboa: Why are you staring at me cadet? You want my picture on my bare ass or what?
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Version of Yaguar (1986) See more »

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Turns Into Little More Than a Teen Exploit Film.
29 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"La Ciudad Y Los Perros" (translated "The City and the Dogs") is one of those cheap Peruvian productions that ends up looking more like a teen exploit film than anything else. A group of teenage boys are at a shady military establishment where some youngsters rule while others are treated as second-rate citizens (that is putting it mildly). When a death occurs, layers and layers of wrong-doing are uncovered and it appears that many of the officers are just as heartless and cold as some of their students. A film that could have sent a real message is damaged by over-acting, poor cinematography, a near invisible musical score and low production values that make the whole thing go into a tail-spin. Honored by many groups in the mid-1980s, but nothing special in the end---not even for the Peruvian cinema. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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