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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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Video Clipboyanddog1.mpg - 1.8m
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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Re: A Boy and His Dog
Reply #41. Posted on July 20, 2009, 11:42:49 AM by Rev. Powell
I am surprised at the lack of "Fallout" references. I mean, there were raiders, mutants (not exactly like the ones in Fallout but still), a crazed underground society, all that was missing was genocidal government agents.

If you mean the Fallout video game series, there are no references because this movie was made 20 or so years before the series existed (and the original story came out years before the movie).  A BOY AND HIS DOG may have been one of the films that inspired the game, though, along with MAD MAX and the other post-apocalyptic movies.
Re: A Boy and His Dog
Reply #42. Posted on July 20, 2009, 03:28:19 PM by Jim H
I am surprised at the lack of "Fallout" references. I mean, there were raiders, mutants (not exactly like the ones in Fallout but still), a crazed underground society, all that was missing was genocidal government agents.

If you mean the Fallout video game series, there are no references because this movie was made 20 or so years before the series existed (and the original story came out years before the movie).  A BOY AND HIS DOG may have been one of the films that inspired the game, though, along with MAD MAX and the other post-apocalyptic movies.

I'm trying to remember any explicit references to A Boy and His Dog in any of the Fallout games, and I can't place any.  Regardless though, the influence A Boy And His Dog had on the late 70s and 80s post-apocalyptic sub-genre is very noticeable, particularly in Mad Max and the Road Warrior.  And those two, of course, were quite significantly influential on the Fallout games.
fallout references
Reply #43. Posted on August 24, 2009, 04:40:22 PM by farmer
I enjoyed it and the ending is really great

@references in fallout 3
it's probably hard to tell if its a reference or just coincidence...
- in the trailer for fallout 3 you see a "lone wanderer and his dog"
- the "glowing ones", feral ghouls glowing green
- you start in a vault where a totalitary overseer rules, and when you come back revolution of the younger ones is going on
fallout 3
Reply #44. Posted on August 24, 2009, 04:47:16 PM by farmer
http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/A_Boy_and_His_Dog
in fallout 1 there is a vault city, ruled by a council which controls every aspect of life, pregnancies are strictly scheduled
Re: A Boy and His Dog
Reply #45. Posted on June 13, 2010, 03:58:45 PM by Frederik
The entire Fallout universe is heavily based on the universe in "A boy and his dog" -- the war that lasts a very short time, but is otherwise not explained is in Fallout, the vaults of Fallout are pretty much copies of the Underworld (except they have more of a vault feeling, rather than an underground settlement) -- in Fallout 2, pretty much every plot element related to any sites in the movie is present somewhere: Junktown = Phoenix, the Underworld = Vault City + The Farm (a place where people live underground, have a farm and have adapted to the underground life so much as to be unable to return). Screamers = Ghouls (especially glowing ones) and so on.

Please disregard Fallout 3 when finding references to the movie -- F3 is based (loosely) on the original games and the universe is more akin to Fallout Tactics, than the original games (for instance the BoS is a powerfull organization, rather than the gimmick they are in the original and, to a lesser extent, F2).
Re: A Boy and His Dog
Reply #46. Posted on April 10, 2012, 01:22:24 PM by roadwarrior
I've been a big fan of this site for some time, but a question has always nagged at me.  How "random" does a random act have to be, and how "gratuitous" does a gratuitous exposure have to be?  You have the post-coitus exposure listed as "gratuitous", which may be true, but the exposure a few minutes prior when he happens to walk in on her changing her clothes wasn't? 
Re: A Boy and His Dog
Reply #47. Posted on April 20, 2012, 07:48:52 PM by Andrew
I've been a big fan of this site for some time, but a question has always nagged at me.  How "random" does a random act have to be, and how "gratuitous" does a gratuitous exposure have to be?  You have the post-coitus exposure listed as "gratuitous", which may be true, but the exposure a few minutes prior when he happens to walk in on her changing her clothes wasn't? 

It's pretty subjective, because we're just talking about the impression it makes on me while I'm watching it.  If someone suddenly destroys something, then that usually comes across to me as a RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE.

With the nudity, I tend not to point out every single instance.  Doing that, especially with some films, would make the Stuff to watch for section look like this:

RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
Why does she have a tattoo of a dog?
RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
Please, please make them stop singing.
RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
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