This is a VHS rip guys! Quality fair but watchable
User Rating: 7.9/10 13 votes
Director: Dwight Brooks
Writer: William E. Carville
Release Date: October 1977 (USA)
Genre: Family | Adventure | Drama
Tagline: A little dog with a big heart can make it - with a little help from her friends.
Plot: It looks like the end of the line for Poco and Kim when they are separated following a car accident. Poco's relentless search takes him through the desert. Bravely facing the odds, Poco encounters many dangers, and makes some new friends. -Written by Charles Rogan
Plot Keywords: Kids And Family | Independent Film
User Comments: YUCK!
Chill Wills ... Ben Ashton
Jeanne Bates ... Mrs. John Ashmore
Robert Broyles ... Deputy
Mikki Jamison ... Jane (as Mikki Jamison Olsen)
Jim Schlievert ... Ranger
Michael Harris ... Hold-Up Man
Shannon Farnon ... Nurse
Rick Metzler ... Carl Norton
Runtime: 88 min
Sound Mix: Mono
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YUCK!, 9 May 2003 1/10 Author: chosen1forever from Maine, USA
This has to be one of the cheapest and ugliest-looking films I've ever seen. While the plot is good and typical and its main star was with John Wayne, the color quality, the sound and the tracking is just incredibly awful! I've seen some of the earliest Technicolor films in their ORIGINAL PRINTS and even they don't look as dark as this does. What process did this use? Anyway, avoid this film, and I would recommend you go for 1943's Lassie Come Home, Elizabeth Taylor's first film.
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* * *1/2 out of 4, 16 December 2007 Author: Bleeding-Skull from Review Land
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Poco the dog is separated from his owner, a cute little crippled girl, in an auto accident. The faithful mutt treks across the desert, experiencing several moderately exciting adventures while searching for his mistress. Along the way, veteran character actor Chill Wills shows up, shamelessly slobbering his way through the requisite "goldhearted prospector" schtick. With Wills' aid, Poco is finally reunited with the little girl.
The suspense is absolutely bearable at times. But every man's best friend knows that. The acting is pretty well done. And the direction is not as bad as I thought. Only a few flaws, but a good family movie.
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Fair, 6 March 2009 Author: Boomer The Dog from Pittsburgh PA, USA
Fair, a movie for those who like 1970s Dog movies. There were several, caused by Benji's sudden popularity, like Summerdog and Here's Boomer, featuring smaller shaggy mutts and their adventures.
After a car accident in the desert, Poco runs away and is chased by the police and bikers and meets friends and enemies on the way to find the girl who loves him.
I saw this on weekend TV long ago, but I was only half watching and the family in the desert was calling 'Poco, Poco' over and over, that's all I remembered.