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Straw Dogs


Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T. P. McKenna View All


Sam Peckinpah (Director), David Zelag Goodman (Screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (Screenplay) View All

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.
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0 Straw Dogs, Take Two
The classic Sam Peckinpah movie is now in production as a remake. REMAKE REMAKE REMAKE. Well, this is one of my least fav movies by Sam, so okay by me. Directed by Rod Lurie Writers Rod Lurie...
8 Straw Dogs
Another crappy movie from no talent Rod Lurie. He is out of his mind, a mediocrity like him remaking a Sam Peckinpah movie. ...
4 Straw Dogs
The remake hits theaters September 16th. Is anyone planning on going to see this? The original is still considered a pretty controversial movie what with its rather convoluted rape scene. Anyone el...
5 What was Straw Dogs (1971) really trying to be about?
I watched the movie again after a few years and still feel the same way about it as I do not know why certain parts of the plot are in the movie. SPOILERS For example, there is a scene where the...
1 Straw Dogs (Remake)...
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.