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A Dog Called... Vengeance (1977)

El perro (original title)
A political prisoner in a South American dictatorship escapes and is pursued throughout the country by a bloodthirsty dog.


Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi (as Antonio Isasi)


Juan Antonio Porto (screenplay), Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi (screenplay) (as Antonio Isasi) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Miller ... Aristides Ungria
Lea Massari ... Muriel
Marisa Paredes ... Guerrillera
Aldo Sambrell ... Omar Romero
Yolanda Farr Yolanda Farr ... Campesina
Francisco Casares Francisco Casares ... Zancho
Juan Antonio Bardem ... Abraham Abatti
Eduardo Calvo ... Oreste
Manuel de Blas ... Mayor Araes
Antonio Gamero ... Cuatrero
Luis Gaspar Luis Gaspar
Juan Margallo ... Cuatrero (as Francisco Margallo)
Vicente Cuesta Vicente Cuesta ... Huascar
Miguel Rellán ... Guerrillero (as Miguel Angel Rellan)
Luis Marín ... Preso (as Luis Marin)
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A political prisoner in a South American dictatorship escapes and is pursued throughout the country by a bloodthirsty dog.

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Tema de El perro
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Father Karras, what happened to you?
14 June 2020 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Jason Miller made his acting debut in 1973, as the troubled Father Karras in the horror classic "The Exorcist", and he immediately received an Academy Award nomination for it. It's bizarre that, barely 4 years later, he appears in this grim and obscure Spanish political thriller/exploitation flick. It's a very unusual but nevertheless courageous role, since Miller depicts a political prisoner in an undisclosed South American country under dictatorship. He manages to escape during a transport, but promptly finds himself relentlessly pursued by an evil warden and his vicious dog; - and later just by the vicious dog. "El Perro", also known as "A Dog Called Vengeance", is a raw and mean-spirited drama; - ugly and deeply unpleasant to look at, but simultaneously intriguing. The film is long and contains slightly two many tedious sequences, but the essential sequences (as in: the dog-chasing) are intense and perplexing. The last half hour, when the action transfers from the vile and humid jungle to the big and corrupt city, I found very difficult to sit through because it's almost purely talkative and hardly any action. The titular dog, a magnificent German Shepard, is genuinely impressive animal.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 December 1977 (Spain) See more »

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Deva Cinematografica See more »
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1.66 : 1
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