a boy and his dog (1975)

A boy, Vic (Don Johnson), tries to survive in a harsh post-apocalyptic world. His one advantage is his dog, which he communicates telepathically with, and seems head and shoulders more intelligent than any of the humans. Only two things matter to Albert (as the dog calls him), the pursuit of food and sex, and not in that order. Then they stumble on Quilla (Susanne Benton) who lures Vic to an underground society where they try to maintain some semblance of civilisation. Once below it soon becomes obvious that the community have plans for Vic, and it doesn't look good for him, but will he realise or continue to be led by his loins, and what will happen to Blood, now friendless on the surface?
An interesting film based on the novella by Harlan Ellison. It takes the buddy movie to a different level and could only have been made in the 70's. The film comes to life due to the biting dialogue between the boy and the dog. The bickering gives a true to life impression of a long term friendship and a genuine rapport between the two, and Blood more than makes up for the generally dumb and nasty demenor of Albert.

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