Straw Dogs (1971) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

    - Written by Andrew Hyatt <dres@uiuc.edu>
  • A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>


The film opens with an out-of-focus image of what appears to be a swarm of bugs crawling about. But as the image sharpens...

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