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The Pack (1977)

The residents of vacation spot Seal Island find themselves terrorized by a pack of dogs -- the remnants of discarded pets by visiting vacationers.

Director:

Robert Clouse

Writers:

Robert Clouse (screenplay), David Fisher (novel) (as Dave Fisher)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe Don Baker ... Jerry
Hope Alexander-Willis ... Millie
Richard B. Shull ... Hardiman
R.G. Armstrong ... Cobb
Ned Wertimer ... Walker
Bibi Besch ... Marge
Delos V. Smith Jr. Delos V. Smith Jr. ... McMinnimee
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Jim Dodge
Sherry E. DeBoer ... Lois (as Sherry Miles)
Paul Willson ... Tommy Dodge
Eric Knight Eric Knight ... Guy
Steve Lytle Steve Lytle ... Paul
Rob Narke Rob Narke ... Husband
Peggy Price Peggy Price ... Wife
Steve Butts Steve Butts ... Bobby
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Storyline

Dogs and man have been together since the prehistoric times. On a trip in the woods, the owners of the dogs would abandon their dogs and leave them in the wild. After about 3 hours of trying to find any means of survival, the dog finds a shed filled with other dogs that were also abandon by humans. Left with no other choice, the dogs resort to cannibalism and form the pack, a pack of abandon dogs out for vengeance. An old man and a kid were the first victims of these beasts. And now, a family staying in the resort must defend themselves against the pack and survive by any means possible

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Last summer they were pets. Now they are predators. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Long Hard Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Bodega Bay, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial "PG" rating was successfully appealed to the MPAA, strangely, to acquire the more restrictive "R" rating. See more »

Quotes

Jim Dodge: You could've stopped all the talking!
Lois: But he's very interesting. I mean he just sat and talked. He didn't even try to grab a tit! It was kinda nice.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits play over a stilled image of a tied dog licking Joe Don Baker's hand. See more »

Connections

References The Killer Shrews (1959) See more »

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All vacationers to Bodega Bay: beware the animals!
31 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Robert Clouse's "The Pack" is mostly your usual killer pets movie. In this case, people buy dogs at the pound, and leave them on a vacation island. Sure enough, the dogs turn feral and go after the island's inhabitants. While most of the cast does the sorts of things that we expect in one of these movies, Joe Don Baker is quite cool as the leader. But the real stars are definitely the rabid canines. The people behind the camera probably fixed up the main dog so that he would look more menacing; I mean, I've never seen any mutt looking like that.

I notice that this movie was filmed in Bodega Bay, California. Film buffs know that town as the filming location of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds". Is every movie filmed there going to feature non-human fauna attacking people?! Another thing - and I may be the only person who thinks of this - is that "The Pack" was released through Warner Bros. When I was really young, I always associated that studio with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc. I wonder: what would I have thought had I known that the studio behind the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons also released horror movies (they also released "The Shining", "The Awakening" and "The Nesting").

But I digress. This movie isn't terrible. Worth seeing maybe once.


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