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Charles Stewart (Earle) is a Vietnam vet who wants answers about his brother Rick's death. He teams up with Dean Daniels (Ernblad), a reporter interested in missing Vietnam soldiers. It ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Timothy Earle Timothy Earle ... Charles Stewart
Gunnar Ernblad Gunnar Ernblad ... Dean Daniels
Bengt Fridh Bengt Fridh ... Spacek
David Gillies David Gillies ... Roger Hoover
Iréne Grönwall Iréne Grönwall ... Sheila
Catherine Jeppsson Catherine Jeppsson ... Patricia
Wolff Lindner Wolff Lindner ... Ferguson (as Wolf Linder)
Sidney Livingstone Sidney Livingstone ... Inspector Parnell (as Sydney Livingstone)
David Lundberg David Lundberg ... Ricky
Jan Lundberg Jan Lundberg ... John
Chris Masters Chris Masters ... Frank
Ulf Michal Ulf Michal ... Detective Rafbone
Bill Redvers Bill Redvers ... Rick Stewart
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Charles Stewart (Earle) is a Vietnam vet who wants answers about his brother Rick's death. He teams up with Dean Daniels (Ernblad), a reporter interested in missing Vietnam soldiers. It turns out the evil Spacek (Fridh) started a training camp in South Africa to pump out Super Soldiers. These brainwashed, emotionless, unstoppable killing machines are now on the loose.

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The Story of the Tragedy of Violence

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Sweden

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30 July 1987 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Wardogs (The Assassination Game) See more »

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SEK 1,600,000 (estimated)
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Was sold to 72 countries and was shown on cinema in 15 of them. Reached third place on video charts in the United Kingdom. See more »

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Spacek: Maybe... you like to talk?
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Decent Low Budget Action Effort
14 December 2008 | by RapemanSee all my reviews

Before Universal Soldier there was War Dog, a low budget Swedish action flick that shares a lot of similarities with the aforementioned Van Damme vehicle.

Charles Stewart is unwilling to accept that his brother Rick died in 'Nam, so with the help of a friend he begins to investigate the circumstances surrounding his brothers missing-in-action status. His buddy puts him in touch with journalist Dean Daniels who makes a living on the side helping people track down relatives presumed MIA.

Dean shows Charles a videotape documenting a political assassination, and amongst the hit men Charles recognizes his brother and his former commanding officer, Spacek. Now motivated by the fact that his brother is still alive, Charles sets out to discover what exactly was going on in that video and who is behind it all.

War Dog is a surprisingly bloody actioner that utilizes its limited budget to the fullest. The opening scenes depict an over-the-top massacre wherein assassins indiscriminately slaughter young children and senior citizens who get in their way. It's not often in an action film you get to see a child shot to pieces in slo-mo.

Some slight drawbacks to the film are where the beginning and ending are all-out action, the middle section slows things down a bit which gives it a somewhat uneven feel overall. In addition some of the acting is rather stilted and the horrendous dubbing - despite the fact the original language is English - can make for some unintentional comedy.

Minor shortcomings aside, I found War Dog to be a pretty decent low budget effort with enough blood, guns 'n' explosions to sate the average exploit/action lover's appetite.


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