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Neil Marshall (written by)
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Release Date:
10 May 2002 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Six soldiers. Full moon. No chance.
Plot:
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Excellent movie, great script, dialogue and acting with superb DVD coverage See more (548 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Neil Marshall 
 
Writing credits
Neil Marshall (written by)

Produced by
David E. Allen .... producer
Vic Bateman .... executive producer
Keith Bell .... co-producer
Christopher Figg .... producer
Harmon Kaslow .... executive producer
Brian Patrick O'Toole .... co-producer (as Brian O'Toole)
Tom Reeve .... producer
Romain Schroeder .... executive producer
Caroline Waldron .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Thomas 
 
Cinematography by
Sam McCurdy 
 
Film Editing by
Neil Marshall 
 
Casting by
Andrea Clark  (as Andrea Clarke)
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
Simon Bowles 
 
Art Direction by
Christina Schaffer 
 
Set Decoration by
Sonja Klaus 
 
Costume Design by
Uli Simon 
 
Makeup Department
Dave Bonneywell .... special makeup effects supervisor
Lisa Crawley .... special makeup effects artist
Peter Hawkins .... special makeup effects artist
René Jordan .... hair designer
René Jordan .... makeup artist
Bob Keen .... special makeup director
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Matthew O'Toole .... special makeup effects artist (as Matt O'Toole)
Anthony Parker .... work shop crew
Justin Pitkethly .... special makeup effects artist
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... makeup designer (as Katja Reinert)
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Laurent Dumas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enrico Accetto .... third assistant director
Hélène Coker .... third assistant director
Ralph Eisenmann .... second assistant director (as Ralf Eisenmann)
Sam Harris .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Boris Bartholomäus .... carpenter
Paul Biwer .... master model maker
Claudio Campana .... assistant art director
Claudio Campana .... draughtsman
Geraldine Flammang .... model maker
Guy Hebeler .... model maker
Svet Hrouchoff .... props runner
Christian Louis .... model maker
François Mast .... carpenter
Pascale Michalski .... model maker
Olivier Printz .... picture car coordinator
Stephanie Rass .... assistant art director
Stephanie Rass .... model maker (as Stéphanie Rass)
Tiffany Rodenfels .... props
Gerold Schmidt .... stand-by props
Zoe Smith .... assistant props buyer
Petra Weber .... props buyer
Petra Weber .... set dresser
Bruno Zenatello .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
James Boyle .... sound editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Paul Carr .... post-production sound mixer
Paul Conway .... supervising sound editor
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Alain Goniva .... boom operator
James Harrison .... sound editor
Jacques Leroide .... foley editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Nick Thermes .... production sound mixer
Iain Eyre .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Colin Lang .... sound designer (uncredited)
Andy Ludbrook .... sound editor (uncredited)
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Darwin .... animatronic model designer
Roland Goddijn .... special effects
Michel Jancso .... special effects technician
Tacy Kneale .... workshop
Martin Lader .... special effects
Andy Lee .... foamer
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... physical effects supervisor (as Harry Wiessenhaan)
Rick Wiessenhaan .... special effects
Keith Wilson .... special effects makeup
Robert Zepers .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Neil Culley .... compositor
Bob Keen .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Samir Bezzah .... stunts
Roland Goddijn .... stunts
Martin Lader .... stunts
Edward Wiessenhaan .... stunts
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... stunt coordinator (as Harry Wiessenhaan)
Rick Wiessenhaan .... stunts
Ben Wright .... stunt double: werewolf
Robert Zepers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Aach .... clapper loader: second camera
Paul Alexander .... Steadicam operator
Sergio Bernuzzi .... key grip
Riccardo Besantini .... focus puller: second camera
Mathilde Bouts .... clapper loader
Etienne Braun .... still photographer
Gilbert Degrand .... best boy
Mick Durlacher .... gaffer
Graham Johnston .... clapper loader: second camera
Clayton Ramsey .... assistant grip
Catherine Richard .... video assist operator
Carlo Thiel .... camera operator: second camera
Wolfgang Wesemann .... focus puller
Jon Garwes .... assistant camera: aerial unit (uncredited)
Phil Humphries .... assistant camera: aerial unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Monique Durlacher .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Silke Reinards .... wardrobe assistant
Uli Zegers .... wardrobe assistant
 
Music Department
John Boughtwood .... music supervisor
James Collins .... music scoring mixer
Mark Thomas .... conductor
Mark Thomas .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Kevan Willis .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Marguerite Auberger .... location assistant
Pascal Charlier .... location manager
Paul de Bourcy .... studio manager
Kirsten Ferwerda .... production assistant
Richard Glass .... contact lenses
Kristjan Hardarson .... assistant accountant (as Kristjan Hardarsson)
Harmon Kaslow .... financial structuring and legal
Christopher P. Kibbey .... vice president of production: Carousel Picture Company (as Chris Kibbey)
Sheila McNaught .... script supervisor
Simon Ricketts .... script editor
Luc Schroeder .... production accountant
Katja Wolf .... assistant to executive producer
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Philip James Morgan .... location scout (uncredited)
Matthew O'Toole .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Stephane Wasila .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for strong violence/gore and language
Runtime:
105 min
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Trivia:
Jason Statham was originally the top runner for playing the part of Cooper, but he had to back down at the last minute to do John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Several times in the movie characters are seen with the MP5 bolt in the locked up position, The weapon cannot fire in this position as it must be down to do so.See more »
Quotes:
[faced by a werewolf]
Cooper:Don't... stare... back.
Spoon:I can't... help... it.
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Movie Connections:
References Aliens (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tom HarkSee more »

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84 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
Excellent movie, great script, dialogue and acting with superb DVD coverage, 18 March 2005
Author: Richard Brunton from Edinburgh, Scotland

When the trailer first came out for this movie I was dead excited, it was a British film with a different slant on a well visited horror genre. It had also received some interesting quotes at it's festival showing, all giving you the impression that it was a good movie.

Then time took over and quotes and reviews dropped it down, then I just never got round to watching it. So when my first copy of the DVD was poor and I stopped watching half way through I was gutted, and had to wait a few days to get a replacement.

The movie is great fun and mixes two genres really well, that of real soldiers mixed up with a bizarre horror premise of Werewolves in Scotland. As they say in the making of, it's a story of Soldiers and Werewolves, not the other way around. So it is that the story starts out looking very realistic and feeling pretty normal, and it's slowly ramped up and pulled slightly sideways scene by scene until it's pretty much madness.

Saying that, the reactions and lines from the characters are all pretty much realistic. There aren't many Hollywood one liners, instead there are quips, swearing and straight denial that you get in real life when people are faced with difficult situations. It all feels like these are real people in a real situation.

The script is excellent for this very fact, but the actors lend a tremendous effort too. Sean Pertwee is a sadly under used talent, and he shows his colours here flying through scenes with the greatest of authority, and he's very well followed through by the rest of the soldier cast who all just seem so natural in their roles. All except for the female of the story who feels very much out of place and awkward, her lines all too unnatural.

The action and editing keeps going, and there are quite a few refreshing moments when traditional horror films would throw something that the characters, but here it doesn't happen. For that it's quite unpredictable and enjoyable. The action just keeps on coming with very few breaks, the Werewolves are unstoppable.

Not only are the unstoppable, they also look great. Big, hairy, scary, there's nothing that looks fake about them and they really do look menacing.

Overall it's a great fun film and the experience on DVD is so much better than so many others I've seen. Plus it's British, quite original, full of movie references and with some great actors.

I have never enjoyed an audio commentary as much as I have with Dog Soldiers. It's hilarious and the guys involved sound like they had such a laugh doing the movie, never mind the commentary.

I've just watched the second audio commentary by the US Producers, and I was surprised again that I've learnt so much more about the movie again. There are so many more hidden references and character\story connections that I'd missed. This truly is the first DVD that I've watched where the audio commentaries are so strong.

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