A Boy and His Dog

Film

Science fiction

 

Time Out says

Based on Harlan Ellison's novella, this covers familiar territory - vigorously and imaginatively - as feuding clans of scavengers prowl the desolate American landscape left by a nuclear holocaust. What lifts things right out of the rut is the cynical commentary provided by the hero's dog, communicating telepathically (in voice-off admirably spoken by Tim McIntire) and kicking the daylights out of all those boy-and-his-dog yarns (canine values win out, for example, when with barely a qualm the hero consigns his girl to serve as dogfood). The second half, venturing underground to find Middle America miraculously preserved but rapidly dying, is less good. Jones' debut as a director nevertheless has a distinctive tang, as affably unprincipled as the series of villains he played for Sam Peckinpah.
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Release details

UK release:

1974

Duration:

89 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

LQ Jones

Cast:

Helene Winston, Alvy Moore, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton, Don Johnson, Charles McGraw

Music:

Tim McIntire

Production Designer:

Ray Boyle

Editor:

Scott Conrad

Cinematography:

John Arthur Morrill

Screenwriter:

LQ Jones

Producer:

Alvy Moore

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