Dog Soldiers (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Horror  |  10 May 2002 (UK)
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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.



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A British Squad is sent on a training mission in the Highlands of Scotland against Special Operations squad. Ignoring the childish "campfire" stories heard about the area, they continue with their mission and come across the bloody remains of the Special Ops Squad, and a fierce howling is pitching the night sky... With two mortally wounded men, they make an escape, running into a zoologist by the name of Megan - who knows exactly what hunts them. What began as what they thought was a training mission turns into a battle for their lives against the most unlikely enemies they would have expected - werewolves. Written by Dismal Angel

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Imagine you're leading a six man squad on a routine army exercise.... ....and it all goes horribly wrong.... See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 May 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dog Soldiers - Cães de Caça  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£681,348 (UK) (10 May 2002)


$242,358 (Hong Kong) (13 December 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The insurance did not cover the actors jumping out of the helicopter early in the film. As most of the crew were ex-army they jumped out of it instead. The crew also doubled up as Sgt Well's soldiers for some of the tabbing shots. See more »


Throughout the first half of the film, when the squad is armed with the standard British rifle, the SA80, Cooper holds the weapon in his left shoulder. The SA80 is always held in the right shoulder, even if the user is left handed. See more »


Megan: There's only one house within 50 miles of here, and it's mine. And I'm not there!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits b&w photographs are shown from the camera used during the siege in the cottage. See more »


References The Shining (1980) See more »


Clair de Lune
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User Reviews

Just Another Werewolf Flick? Think again!
15 March 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

American Werewolf in London, was always my favourite werewolf movie. well, this is better!

The cast are not widely known, familiar faces, but no star names, yet they all give first class performances. The dialogue is slick and realistic and the plot and characters build very well.

The gore is truly realistic and looks painful at times, similar to some of the scenes at the start of Private Ryan.

Most of the characters are rock hard nutter's, and they spout off cheesy lines like 'Come and ave a go if you think your hard enough!' and 'I Hope i give you the Sh*t's, you F*ck*n Wimp!' said just after a great fist fight with a werewolf and just before he is about to be eaten.

At no point does this movie try to take itself seriously, and that's why its so good. It really is very funny and at the same time pretty realistic (for a werewolf film). If you like the genre you simply have too see this film, if you don't your missing a treat.

9/10 Great fun

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