Dog Day (1983)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Dog Day was originally distributed in France as Canicule. In one of his last film appearances, Lee Marvin portrays a gunman on the lam with girlfriend Tina Louise. He briefly takes refuge with a farm family whose idiotic excesses make Marvin's former criminal associates seem like choirboys. The wife of the household (Miou-Miou) falls in love with Marvin, to the extent of planning his escape when the law catches up with him. Also craving Marvin's sexual attentions is the wife's sister-in-law (Bernadette Lafont), the craziest and most pathetic of the bunch. Dog Day was based on Herman, a novel by Jean Vautrin.

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government, chase, decadence, fugitive, gangster, girlfriend, helicopter, on-the-run, police, sex, tracking [following], treason, violence, America, dog, espionage, farming, France, hideout, refugee