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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.

Director:

Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi (as Antonio Isasi)

Writers:

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

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 Juan Margallo ... Cuatrero (as Francisco Margallo)
Vicente Cuesta Vicente Cuesta ... Huascar
Miguel Rellán Miguel Rellán ... (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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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 December 1977 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dog Called... Vengeance See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deva Cinematografica See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The footage of persecution in the reedbed was shot in Tajo River, near Madrid. See more »

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Featured in Grindhouse Universe (2008) See more »

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Tema de El perro
Performed by Ángela Carrasco
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Good political thriller is worth trying
12 February 2006 | by dbborroughsSee 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.


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