IMDb > Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Sleeping Dogs
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Sleeping Dogs (1977) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
6.7/10   495 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Christian K. Stead (novel)
Ian Mune (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Sleeping Dogs on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1 April 1979 (Norway) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
User Reviews:
i was confused See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Sam Neill ... Smith
Nevan Rowe ... Gloria
Ian Mune ... Bullen

Warren Oates ... Col. Willoughby
Ian Watkin ... Dudley
Clyde Scott ... Jesperson
Donna Akersten ... Mary
William Johnson ... Cousins (as Bill Johnson)
Don Selwyn ... Taupiri
Davina Whitehouse ... Elsie
Melissa Donaldson ... Melissa
Dougal Stevenson ... News Reader
Bernard Kearns ... Prime Minister
Raf Irving ... Reporter
Tommy Tinirau ... Old Maori Man
Dorothy McKegg ... Glorias Mother
Roger Oakley ... Assassin Leader
Bernard Moody ... Man at Wharf
Laurie Dee ... Special Sergeant
Ron Cameron ... Special 1
Rod Collison ... Special 2
Ken Smith ... Special 3

Richard Moss ... Special 4
Norman Fawsey ... Special 5
Peter Rowell ... Special 6 (as Peter Bols)
Chris Parkinson ... Special 7

Bill Juliff ... Burton
Pat Hoff ... Sergeant
Tom Binns ... Carter
Les Hunt ... Guerilla Man
Shirley Duke ... Guerilla Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cass Donaldson ... Cass
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Roger Donaldson 
 
Writing credits
Christian K. Stead (novel "Smith's Dream") (as Karl Stead)

Ian Mune (screenplay) and
Arthur Baysting (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Donaldson .... producer
Larry Parr .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mathew Brown 
David Calder 
Murray Grindlay 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Seresin 
 
Film Editing by
Ian John 
 
Art Direction by
Roger Donaldson 
Ian Mune 
 
Costume Design by
Lesley McLennan 
Craig McLeod 
 
Special Effects by
Andy Grant .... special effects
Victor Moit .... special effects
Geoff Murphy .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alun Bollinger .... gaffer
David Burr .... focus puller
 
Other crew
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
USA:107 min | West Germany:100 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Warren Oates has the script in hand when he pulls up beside the pool at the motel.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: An authentic assault rifle would be too heavy to "float" on the surface of the motel's swimming pool. (See the 'Trivia' section regarding the film's use of firearm replicas.)See more »
Quotes:
Smith:[after discovering how he was framed as a terrorist] You bastards, you bastards.See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
7 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
i was confused, 17 December 2005
Author: mattkratz (themattk@hotmail.com) from Richardson, TX

I was slightly confused by the content of this movie. From what I gathered, Sam Neill's character was a family man whose wife had an affair, and he was then mistaken for a guerrilla. There was plenty of guerrilla warfare on the streets who were trying to protest something. I couldn't quite gather what it was. There were plenty of shoot-em-up scenes on the streets and in the wilderness when Neil was trying to escape and clear his name. Other than that, I thought the movie was decent. The scene where he was imprisoned in a dank jail cell was harrowing and unforgettable, and I loved the part where he vomits on the guards to escape from the transport car. I sort of liked the movie and might recommend it.

** 1/2 out of ****

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
One tight lil' movie smdbz_girl
To Buy vicozwa
Remake This Movie, its Story is still relevant Today !! sweetcheese
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Punishment Park The Dancer Upstairs Frida The Quiet American The Weight of Water
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb New Zealand section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.