A Boy and His Dog
Directed by L.Q. Jones
World War IV has ravaged Earth, and its survivors must battle for food, shelter and companionship in a post-atomic wasteland. This classic sci-fi tale follows the exploits of a young man, Vic (Don Johnson), and his telepathic dog, Blood, as they struggle through the barren wilderness. In the midst of their meager existence, foraging for scraps of food and battling ruthless gangs, Vic and Blood encounter a young woman who lures them into a surreal city deep beneath the earth’s surface.
World War IV has ravaged Earth, and its survivors must battle for food, shelter and companionship in a post-atomic wasteland.
Cast: Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robbards, Tim McIntire
Intriguing premise. I never quite warmed up to the dog, though perhaps that isn't necessary to appreciate the film. Started losing interest around the hour mark, but then along came a pretty exceptional ending.
I don’t think the misogyny is just a byproduct of the 70s, I think it’s the point. In a world where the only goal is survival and fulfilling your basic needs the “boy” has become more animal than his dog. Only for him to get the ironic punishment version of what he spends all his time looking for when he goes down under. It’s supposed to make you uncomfortable and leave you thinking about whether Vic balances out to a good guy or not.
It's one of those "you have to see it once in your life" movies. Even if you don't like it, you'll be better for seeing it.
One of the best movies ever. I saw it at a drive in when it was released. Then I went back and saw it again.
Now I see where "We Happy Few" the PC game got its inception. This movie is absolutely fantastic. That ending tho.