Actors: Don Johnson, Jason Robards
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about A Boy and His Dog|
|A funky Grade-B picture based on Harlan Ellison's savage post-apocalyptic satire of Albert Payson Terhune dog tales. Vic is a young buck, heavily armed, who is partnered with a telepathic mutt much better educated than he. The two depend on each other for survival in a tough, blasted world. One day Vic encounters a beautiful girl from one of the "downunders" -- sterile, safe, and secure communities under the ground where "nice" people retreated during the big wars above. She lures him down there and he must find out why, as well as to whom his loyalty ultimately belongs. Young unknown Don Johnson is all right as Vic, Tim McIntire wonderfully voices the dog Blood, and Robards cameos as one of the stodgy town elders below ground.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of A Boy and His Dog|
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**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
- thief/con artist
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) short/medium straight
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
How much in movie?
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- medium future 22-24th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Comedy or somewhat funny movie?
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
- major character becomes a sex slave
- sex under blankets
- Some foul language
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