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Dog Day (1984)

Canicule (original title)
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 »

Director:

Yves Boisset

Writers:

Jean Herman (novel) (as Jean Vautrin), Jean Herman (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Marvin ... Jimmy Cobb
Miou-Miou ... Jessica
Jean Carmet ... Socrate
Victor Lanoux ... Horace
David Bennent ... Chim
Bernadette Lafont ... Ségolène
Grâce de Capitani Grâce de Capitani ... Lily (as Grace De Capitani)
Tina Louise ... Noémie Blue
Muni ... Gusta
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Le Barrec
Juliette Mills ... Maggy
Julien Bukowski Julien Bukowski ... Rojinski
Jean-Roger Milo Jean-Roger Milo ... Julio
Joseph Momo Joseph Momo ... Doudou Cadillac
Henri Guybet ... Marceau
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 January 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dog Day See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Yves Boisset said in his biography that Lee Marin stayed sober all long the shooting of Canicule, despite the fact that he had a solid reputation of being an alcoholic. See more »

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Depressing
11 February 2003 | by MadCow5703See all my reviews

This film was just downright depressing for me as a sleaze-movie lover and a fan of the great Lee Marvin. It had all the right elements, but the director, Yves Boisset, really screwed this film up. I blame him for everything that is wrong with it. His direction is so sloppy and third-rate I couldn't even tell what the hell was going on half the time. It could have been an interesting, if somewhat disturbing, black comedy. As other reviewers have stated, there are similarities between this film and Marvin's Prime Cut, but that film found a good balance between the repulsive and the humorous. This one fails on almost every level. It isn't even worthy enough to go into detail of its flaws. Also, Lee Marvin is totally wasted in this film. Once the first 5 minutes are over he is given absolutely nothing to do. Boisset had this incredible actor in the twilight of his career to work with. He could have made it into a sort of Last Great Film for the man, a study of a bad guy at the end of his life played by an actor famous for playing bad guys near the end of his life. Instead, that honor goes to Gorky Park. But I guess none of that really matters as Marvin was very sick during the making of this film, and you can tell. He seems tired, bored, and physically he looks haggard and ill. You can practically see his skull through his skin. This is NOT the way you will want to remember this great actor, so please, if you like Lee Marvin, do yourself a favor and honor his memory by never ever watching this movie. You have been warned.


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