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A Boy and His Dog

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A Boy and His Dog

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
91 minutes
performer:
Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton
director:
L.Q. Jones
author:
70283
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Comedy

We gave it an A

A Boy and His Dog, a sci-fi black comedy and key ’70s cult film, has a pre-Miami Vice Johnson and a Benji look-alike prowling across a postnuclear wasteland in search of food and sex; the movie’s great joke is that the telepathic dog is the brains of the outfit. This wide-screen edition is the best-looking video version, and on a second audio track, director L.Q. Jones reveals that James Cagney, then retired, wanted to be the dog’s voice but Jones said no — thus depriving us the chance to hear Cagney deliver lines like ”definitely a putz!” A

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