Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T. P. McKenna
Sam Peckinpah (Director), David Zelag Goodman (Screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (Screenplay)
Release: Dec. 23rd, 1971
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexual assault awakes a shockingly violent side of David.
Controversial 1971 movie Straw Dogs is to be remade thanks to actor Edward Norton - a lifelong fan of the violent Dustin Hoffman film. The Sam Peckinpah movie, which features a graphic rape sequence, ...
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I want to give this film a second viewing to see if I missed what's so great about it, cause where I stand the film is pretty basic and isn't necessarily in your face with many issues that it has.