Don Johnson, Susanne Benton,
Jason Robards, Alvy Moore, Helene Winston, Charles McGraw, Tiger, with the voice of Tim
1975, 87 Minutes, Directed
by: L.Q. Jones
Description:Adapted from a novella by Harlan Ellison. Don Johnson (Miami Vice) plays
a young, libidinous loner named Vic who roams the post-nuclear wasteland with
his loyal dog, Blood, a remarkable hound with keen intelligence and the
ability to telepathically communicate with his less-intelligent master. It's
survival of the fittest, so food and sex are Vic's highest priorities, and
he gets plenty of both when recruited into a mysterious underground society
in desperate need of young fertile males. While Blood must fend for himself
on the unfriendly surface, Vic realizes that he's an exploited prisoner and
must escape to return to the canine friend he left behind. —
as we follow the travails of a young punk (Johnson), and his telepathic
dog searching a post-holocaust landscape for food and women.
The only thing that lets
this faithful adaptation of Harlan Ellison's novella down is the cheap
production values. Otherwise this film
deserves the cult status it has among more serious science fiction fans. It
is definitely one of my favorite sci-fi flicks - don't miss it! However, note that the
title is misleading: this is not a movie for kiddies!
Sci-Fi Movie Page Pick:
Must see - despite the cheap sets.
It might be gathering dust on your local video store
shelves, but this black-humoured movie made on a shoestring and based on a novella by
sci-fi great Harlan Ellison is a must-see.