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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 »

Filming Locations:

France 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 Marvin stayed sober throughout the shooting of "Canicule", despite the fact that he had a solid reputation of being an alcoholic. See more »

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Interesting, but doesn't deliver
13 April 2002 | by SorsimusSee all my reviews

This is essentially a trash film that luckily does not take itself too seriously. It is well aware of its nature as entertainment and uses themes familiar from such films as "Deliverance" and "The Hills Have Eyes" in a sort of parodic context.

It features a family living in rural France where the father is a brutal and violent pervert, his brother is same but worse, the son (about 10) is following on the same track and the father's sister is a nympho. Key in lots of tasteless moments (the clubbering to death of two Swedish (topless) campers, the suicide of the grandmother when they threaten to take her to old folks' home, the spending spree of the 10 year old kid in a cathouse and so on)and what you have is a fairly entertaining exploitation picture with a European touch.

You know whether you'll like it or not! Definitely not for the fans of Lee Marvin...


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