A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog

DVD - 2003
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An adaptation of Harlan Ellison's novella about a misogynistic society in the post World War IV civilization of 2024.
Topical Term: Civilization, Subterranean
Telepathy
Dogs
Feature films
Science fiction films
Publisher: [New York] : First Run Features, c2003
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Les_J
Sep 27, 2019

The dvd is missing from the HPL of "A Boy and his Dog".
Semi-Spolier ALERT:
Don Johnson (or is it non-fans of Don?) will face the ultimate apocalyptic / dystopian horror... and women are involved!

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BBRUTTIG
Sep 26, 2019

1971 A cult film of what life maybe in an alternative reality AFTER the nuclear apocalypse to survive. I found it comical in areas but a strange and bizarre film towards the end. One of the background actors, Alvy Moore, was the producer of this film. He earlier played the ever confused county agent Hank KIMBALL on Green Acres Tv show. I liked this movie for its cult status but with hesitant reservations.

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BBRUTTIG
Sep 14, 2019

1975. A cult film. Very weird movie. Yes, some funny parts but it is a MAD MAX, Waterworld (but no water) and just bizarre. Some parts were boring and just strange with a capital S.. Funny how Don Johnson could make this crud in 1975 and go onto star in a popular, top TV show Miami Vice in the early 1980's, just about 5 yrs later. Trivia note...., this movie was produced (funded) by Alvy Moore. You know him as Hank Kimball, the confused county agent in Green Acres TV show. He has a small cameo part as a bizarre white-faced weirdo farmer.

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smatte
Mar 07, 2018

A Boy and His Dog exists on the cinematic map somewhere between A Clockwork Orange and Monty Python, with a tone similar to Kurt Vonnegut. It's also a successful adaptation of a novella by Harlan Ellison, one of the great treasures of modern sf literature.
Unfortunately, some of the negligent misogyny that helped make this film subversive in 1975 doesn't hold up so well in 2018. On the other hand, it's a good example of the risk-taking avant garde psychedelia of its era, and the dialogue is genuinely clever and funny most of the time.

mrsgail5756 Apr 24, 2012

This movie was terrible. “Dumb, boring and stupid” Waste of time - Waste of Electrical power.
"I fast forwarded all the way."

aaa5756 Apr 24, 2012

One of the most Disappointing -Unwatchable films I’ve ever seen this year. Really a dumb movie. "I fast forwarded all the way."

GManBruce Dec 17, 2011

Want to know where the world we've come to think of as populated solety by Mad Max and his crew came from? It's from this great little movie first penned as a novella by the master of "Alternative Fiction" Harlan Ellison. If you can't appreciate a young Don Johnson being upstaged by a dog in a war ravaged world of 2024, you just haven't got your funny/irony bone hooked up.

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