A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved. The daughter of one of the leaders of the community seduces and lures him below, where the citizens have become unable to reproduce because of being underground so long. They use him for impregnation purposes, and then plan to be rid of him.Written by
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According to the Blu-ray commentary, the prologue (mushroom clouds and explanatory text, the first minute and a half or so) was added for the 1982 rerelease to help explain the world of the film. See more »
A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy (Don Johnson) communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved.
I like that all presidents since Ford have been a member of the Kennedy family... though I am not entirely clear about why people in the future feel the need to wear clown makeup. Or how dogs develop telepathy. But, hey, alright.
This film is criticized for being sexist. And yeah, it sort of is. Though I think it can be argued that the film is not so much sexist as the protagonist is sexist, which is a difference. We do not have to empathize with the lead character. Heck, some of what he says and does is not tasteful. As strange as it may seem, the movie may not be telling the same story as the one we see through the boy.
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