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Straw Dogs ()


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A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

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David Sumner
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Amy
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Tom Hedden
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Maj. John Scott
Del Henney ...
Charlie Venner
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Chris Cawsey
Donald Webster ...
Riddaway
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Norman Scutt
Len Jones ...
Bobby Hedden
Sally Thomsett ...
Janice Hedden
Robert Keegan ...
Harry Ware
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John Niles
Cherina Schaer ...
Louise Hood
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Rev. Barney Hood
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Michael Mundell ...
Bertie Hedden (uncredited)
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Henry Niles (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Peckinpah

Written by

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David Zelag Goodman ... (screenplay) and
Sam Peckinpah ... (screenplay)
 
Gordon Williams ... (novel "The Siege of Trencher's Farm") (as Gordon M. Williams)

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Daniel Melnick ... producer
James Swann ... associate producer

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Jerry Fielding

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John Coquillon ... director of photography

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Paul Davies
Tony Lawson
Roger Spottiswoode

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Robert L. Wolfe ... editorial consultant (as Robert Wolfe)

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Miriam Brickman

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Ray Simm

Art Direction by

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Ken Bridgeman

Makeup Department

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Harry Frampton ... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith ... hairdresser
Peter Frampton ... makeup assistant (uncredited)

Production Management

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Derek Kavanagh ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Terry Marcel ... assistant director
Nick Farnes ... assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Murray ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Gary White ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Peter James ... set dresser
Julia Trevelyan Oman ... production design consultant

Sound Department

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John Bramall ... sound recordist
Garth Craven ... sound editor
Michael Ellis ... sound dialogue editor (uncredited)
Gerry Humphreys ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Norman Savage ... sound editor (uncredited)

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John Richardson ... special effects
Peter Hutchinson ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Billy Cornelius ... stunt coordinator (as Bill Cornelius)
Peter Brayham ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dunne ... stunts (uncredited)
Sue Longhurst ... stunt double: Susan George (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey ... stunt performer (uncredited)

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Herbert Smith ... camera operator
Maurice Arnold ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
John Jay ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tiny Nicholls ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Jerry Fielding ... conductor (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Pamela Davies ... continuity
Anthony Goldschmidt ... titles designer
Katherine Haber ... dialogue director (as Katy Haber)
George Davis ... production accountant (uncredited)
Brian Doyle ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Susan Shaw ... body double: Susan George (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house. Written by Andrew Hyatt

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Taglines The knock at the door meant the birth of one man and the death of seven others! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs (United Kingdom)
  • Strawdogs (United States)
  • Les chiens de paille (France)
  • Wer Gewalt sät (Germany)
  • Perros de paja (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget $3,251,794 (estimated)

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Trivia In the scene where David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman) first enters the local pub, Director Sam Peckinpah was unhappy with the other actors' reaction to this stranger entering their world. Eventually, he decided to do one take where Hoffman entered the scene without his trousers on. He got his reaction, and these are the shots shown in the final film. See more »
Goofs In the scene where David is taken duck shooting, he fires his gun into the air at ducks flying overhead. We see ducks flying to the right and straightaway to the left. It is the same film reversed. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Kartal yuvasi (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Symphony No.94 See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Henry Niles: I don't know my way home.
David Sumner: That's okay. I don't either.
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