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Director:
Writers:
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay) and
Sam Peckinpah (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
29 December 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The knock at the door meant the birth of one man and the death of seven others! See more »
Plot:
A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Was the Straw Dogs DVD banned in the UK? See more (247 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Sam Peckinpah 
 
Writing credits
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay) and
Sam Peckinpah (screenplay)

Gordon Williams (novel "The Siege of Trencher's Farm") (as Gordon M. Williams)

Produced by
Daniel Melnick .... producer
James Swann .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
 
Cinematography by
John Coquillon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Davies 
Tony Lawson 
Roger Spottiswoode 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
 
Production Design by
Ray Simm 
 
Art Direction by
Ken Bridgeman 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... hairdresser
Peter Frampton .... makeup assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Derek Kavanagh .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Marcel .... assistant director
Nick Farnes .... assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Murray .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter James .... set dresser
Julia Trevelyan Oman .... production design consultant
 
Sound Department
John Bramall .... sound recordist
Garth Craven .... sound editor
Michael Ellis .... sound dialogue editor (uncredited)
Norman Savage .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Richardson .... special effects
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Anthony Goldschmidt .... title designer
 
Stunts
Bill Cornelius .... stunt coordinator
Peter Brayham .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dunne .... stunts (uncredited)
Sue Longhurst .... stunt double: Susan George (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Herbert Smith .... camera operator
John Jay .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Robert L. Wolfe .... editorial consultant (as Robert Wolfe)
 
Music Department
Jerry Fielding .... conductor (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Katherine Haber .... dialogue director (as Katy Haber)
George Davis .... production accountant (uncredited)
Brian Doyle .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Susan Shaw .... body double: Susan George (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Strawdogs" - USA (review title)
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Runtime:
113 min | 119 min (Unrated Version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited) | Black and White (opening credits)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:MA (DVD re-rating) (2004) | Brazil:18 | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1981) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1971) | France:-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2007) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:18 (video re-rating) (2002) (uncut) | UK:(Banned) (video rating) (1999) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1995) | USA:R | USA:R (cut) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Before shooting, Sam Peckinpah instructed Dustin Hoffman and Susan George to live together for two weeks, with screenwriter David Zelag Goodman in tow. Some of their interactions during this period were worked into the film's script.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where David is taken duck shooting, he fires his gun into the air at ducks flying overhead. We see ducks flying to the right and straightaway to the left. It is the same film reversed.See more »
Quotes:
Reverend Barney Hood:And now for my next trick, the piece de resistance, I present to you an empty glass. I will now fill this glass with milk.
Chris Cawsey:Would it work better with whiskey, Vicar?
Reverend Barney Hood:Nothing works better with whiskey.
Tom Hedden:I do.
Reverend Barney Hood:You've never worked a day in your life, Tom.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Death Proof (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Was the Straw Dogs DVD banned in the UK?, 4 February 2006
Author: LFTSmith from United Kingdom

A number of contributors suggest that Straw dogs was banned in the UK. This is a little misleading - I certainly saw it in a cinema soon after it was released (Clockwork Orange was also not refused a certificate - it was withdrawn by Kubrick). Page 61 of the 2002 annual report of the British Board of Film Classification (http://www.bbfc.co.uk/downloads/ files/BBFC_AnnualReport_2002.pdf) points out that the film was passed uncut in 1971 for cinema showings in the UK. A DVD version was refused a certificate in 1999, but the version submitted was one in which cuts had been made for the US market. The cuts were deemed to distort the impact of the rape scene. When an uncut version was submitted with all the rape scene it was passed in full in 2002.

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