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A BOY AND HIS DOG - 2 Slimes
Rated R
Copyright 1974 Third L.Q.J. Inc.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Vic - Don Johnson! A solo who survives in the wastelands left after World War IV, he is constantly hunting for food and women.
  • Blood - Highly intelligent and telepathic mutt who pals around with Vic, in addition he has radar.
  • Quilla June - Brazen girl sent to lure Vic underground, though she wants to replace the ruling council by using the solo. Ends up as dog food.
  • Mr. Craddock - Jason Robards! Senior member of the ruling council and a very dour man.
  • Dr. Moore - Fairly boring member of the ruling council, though he has the best memory.
  • Mez - Female member of the council, not a pretty sight when laughing.
  • Gary, Richard, and Kenneth - Conspirators who follow Quilla's lead, all three get their necks snapped.
  • Michael - Powerful robot which looks like a huge country bumpkin, if one of the ruling council points at you the wrong way he snaps your neck. Disassembled by Vic, but it appears the council has an entire warehouse full of replacements.
  • The Screamers - Apparently they are green glowing mutant elephants. (We do not see them, but they do glow green and sound like elephants.)

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The Plot: 

Armageddon is a difficult thing to rationalize, lending itself to outlandish scenes of violence and debauchery. The idea of a pubescent Don Johnson wandering the lonely wastelands guided by an intelligent and telepathic dog is a new one on me, but for some reason it all fits. Particularly so when the pooch in question has a bottomless stomach and spouts an endless stream of acidic criticism at Don Johnson. (Often complaining about Vic's libido. A dog complaining about a teenage boy's libido, I love it!)

The two lead an idyllic life, scavenging for food and water in the desolate landscape, but sometimes Blood is able to sniff out a female companion for Vic. For some odd reason all the women are in hiding, other than a ravenous and horny Don Johnson hunting them I can't imagine why.

Well he ends up following Quilla into an underground fallout shelter, there the last "civilized" remnants of society are carrying on tradition. Country fairs, ice cream, and prizes for the best canned goods in addition to trapping fertile males from the surface to impregnate the young women.

Before you start thinking this is not a bad deal let me explain. Vic is immobilized and his genitals attached to the equivalent of an electronic milking machine. (Aiiiieee!) In short succession the lucky brides are wed to him, presented with a bottle of special sauce, and sent on their way. Nearly incapacitated by blue balls the ferocious young man stages a retreat from the complex after being freed, taking Quilla with him. The first (And last might I add.) marital problem results when Vic discovers his faithful pooch waited outside the shelter's entrance this entire time and is on the brink of starvation.

Zany and fun to watch on a rainy day, plus the girlfriend will never look at your faithful hound the same.


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Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Dogs would make excellent history professors.
  • Porn films used to suck, in a real bad way.
  • Men are confused and a little put off by women who want sex.
  • There is a fundamental difference between "hang" and "harangue."
  • A secret and powerful society of mimes inhabits the underground areas of our planet.
  • Green plants grow nicely underground, even without artificial light.
  • Interrogating a dog is pretty darn difficult.
  • Nobody expects a crowbar in the middle of a bouquet.
  • If a very large, but slow moving, man is trying to break your neck I suggest running away.
  • Dogs make the worst puns.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 1 min - You have to respect any film that starts off with nuclear war.
  • 8 mins - That is Phoenix? I see that it has not changed much...
  • 23 mins - Don Johnson apologizing to a dog ladies and gentlemen.
  • 25 mins - Good dog! Hehehehe!
  • 37 mins - Blood just managed to kill a full grown man who was armed with a rifle?
  • 45 mins - Sort of a canine teleprompter...
  • 46 mins - RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
  • 71 mins - Now, will Vic eat that or wipe it on his clothing?
  • 78 mins - The true colors of Quilla's womanhood come to light.
  • 79 mins - That is about fifty yards I guess, easy shot with a rifle...

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

FileDialog
Green Music Note boyanddog1.wav Vic: "Damn it Blood, don't give me a hard time, smell it!"
Blood: (Does his radar pooch thing.) "It's clean."
Green Music Note boyanddog2.wav Vic: "Right now I'm hungry and I want to get laid, so find me a broad and we'll go to the promised land."
Blood: "That's what you always say."
Green Music Note boyanddog3.wav Vic: "You know you're starting to sound like a God damned poodle!"
Blood: "You're starting to sound like a jackass!"
Green Music Note boyanddog4.wav Quilla: "I didn't bring you down here so they could use you. I brought down here so I could use you!"
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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Blood is trying to formulate a plan to fight off a large group of brigands, but the damn woman won't leave him alone for two seconds. I wonder if I should start barking at people who annoy me, it could generate some interesting reactions.

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A Boy and His Dog
Reply #1. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Azael
I have loved this movie ever since I first saw it in a theater over 25 years ago (yes... that long ago!).  I swear there still is no better ending in any sci-fi movie ever made, with the possible exception of "The Sixth Sense."  
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I still remember so vividly sitting in that movie theater as the movie was coming to a close, and hating that conniving b***h of a girl and wishing Vic could just get up the guts to do the unthinkable and save his devoted friend, Blood.  But, of course, that could NEVER happen, right?  But, I thought, what a perfect ending it would have made.  Too bad such a satisfying ending was simply not possible in our civilized culture... right?
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Well... thank heaven for Harlan's very "uncivilized" nature.  Because... DAMN, was that ending ever satisfying...
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...If not in particularly good taste.    ;)
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Reply #2. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Messiahman
Just saw the movie today.  It had it's bad points, sure enough, and I thought the underground people were a bit freaky what with their funky face paint and all, but I was entertained thoroughly throughout.  That ending is a classic, though!  That alone was worth the price of admission!
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Reply #3. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Justin
I saw this movie about six years ago in a theater as a double feature with The Man Who Fell To Earth, and ever since it has been my favorite sf movie of all time. It's got it all...Post nuclear wasteland, a telepathic dog, a creepy totalitarian underground Christian based society with happy makeup and farmer clothing, mass insemination, maniacle happy face robot man, and of course an unforgetably awesome ending. Way ahead of it's time. Classic
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Reply #4. Posted on July 13, 2000, 11:04:42 PM by Theremin
This movie is actually based on a short story by famed pain-in-the-ass author Harlan Ellison.  You've probably gotten this same exact message a million times, tho.
A Boy and His Dog
Reply #5. Posted on July 16, 2000, 03:24:35 PM by jaw
I take it you've never read the book...though I do agree the movie was not that good
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Reply #6. Posted on August 08, 2000, 04:45:28 AM by Piranha
I don't know why you consider this a bad film. It was the inspiration for Road Warrior and the book was hailed as a classic. This film is also hailed as a Sci-Fi classic. I think some of you are jaded by all these eye candy films because A Boy and His Dog rocks!!! If you don't think so, go watch Star Wars for the millionth time and shut the hell up...freaks! Hahaha!
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Reply #7. Posted on August 23, 2001, 09:17:07 AM by lostmissy
take a soso short story add bad actors bad plot bad scenes bad catering (i dunno) and what do you expect to get? The only person that I cared for in the movie was the girl and she couldnt act either. in other words ..hated the story ...hated the movie...
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Reply #8. Posted on July 29, 2000, 08:19:39 PM by Budd Bailey
This remains the only movie I've ever seen that made much less sense when the telepathic dog was not part of the script.
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