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Dog Soldiers (2002)

A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.



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Complete credited cast:
Emma Cleasby ...
Thomas Lockyer ...
Darren Morfitt ...
Chris Robson ...
Pvt. Joe Kirkley
Leslie Simpson ...
Tina Landini ...
Villrikke's Acer ...
Sam the Dog
Bryn Walters ...
Brian Claxton Payne ...


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 »

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 (United Kingdom), 12 May 2002, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sean Pertwee's character "Sgt. Harry G. Wells" is named after H.G. Wells, one of writer/director Neil Marshall's favorite authors. See more »


When SAM the dog is attacking Well's pulling at his bandage's Ryan say's to them to "shut the dog up" even though SAM isn't barking. See more »


Cooper: [Upon learning about the werewolves] I may be nuts but I'm no fruitcake.
Megan: Fine. Stay here and... drink tea!
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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 »


Tom Hark
Written and Composed by Rupert Bopape (as R. Bopape)
(c) 1958 by EMI (South Africa) PTY Ltd
Peermusic (UK) Ltd, London
Used by permisison
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Best Werewolf movie I've seen
13 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Best way to describe this movie is the Howling Meets Evil Dead 2. It is fast paced but still develops all of the characters so that you know and feel for each of them. There is hardly if any CGI effects in this movie which works to its benefit because it draws you more into the story and the utter eeriness of the upper Scotland woods. It is very hard these days to find a good horror movie that will make you jump then laugh a second later. Don't let the fact that there are no big name stars in dog soldiers let you miss this one if anything it adds to the feel of the movie it makes you feel as if you are one of the soldiers sitting around the campfire with them. It is one of the best horror movies out there and quite possibly the best werewolf movie ever made. Note: If you have the opportunity get the DVD with the making of extras and cast interviews it will give you not only a good look into what it takes to make a good horror movie but how to tell a story right from beginning to end.

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