Pound (1970)

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Movie Info

This allegorical film by Robert Downey finds humans all playing the role of animals in cages as they wait to be gassed. Flashbacks are used to tell the character's fantasies outside the cage. It is hard to tell if the characters are supposed to be animals, although a depressed prized fighter plays a boxer and a bald man is supposedly a Mexican hairless. Robert Downey Jr. makes an early film appearance as a puppy.
Rating:
NC17
Genre:
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Special Interest
In Theaters:
 limited
Runtime:
Studio:
United Artists

Cast

Carl Lee
as Thief
James Green
as Honky Killer
Antonio Fargas
as Greyhound
Joe Madden
as Colonel
Lawrence Wolf
as Mexican Hairless
George Morgan
as Irish Setter
Buddy Butler
as Singing Water Spaniel
Ching Yeh
as Siamese Cat
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Critic Reviews for Pound

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Part wacky comedy (with plenty of jailhouse humping), part existential allegory, Pound betrays its stage-play roots with too much actorly grandstanding but is peppered with ecstatic funk-powered freak-outs.

Full Review… | August 16, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

The dog-human switcheroo isn't as straightforward as it should be

March 17, 2003
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