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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Sam the Dog
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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sgt. Wells' surname is only mentioned once in the film. His first name (Harry) is never mentioned at all. See more »


During Ryan and Cooper's altercation over the dog, the pistol in Ryan's hand changes position with the camera angle. See more »


[to Ryan who has just unvailed that he had used Wells' unit as bait to capture a werewolf]
Sergeant Harry Wells: [Hits him] They were MY men!
Cooper: Get up you shit. You know what we can do. Give us a fightin' chance!
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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 »


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Worth while
4 September 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This one is the best werewolf film I've ever seen. I must admit that it hasn't got the greatest special effects or the biggest names in the acting business attached to it, but the film succeeds in doing what needs to be done: it keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride and it doesn't let you go for one minute. Other than that, the actors are pretty good and there are also some good comedic moments. If you want a nice night of entertainment, suspense and scares give this one a try, because despite not being the most original or inventive film out there, it does not only promise to deliver IT DOES SO!!! I just know that I especially (and two others) highly enjoyed this low budget horror flick.

8 out of 10

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