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Dog Soldiers (2002)

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

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Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sean Pertwee ... Sgt. Harry G. Wells
Kevin McKidd ... Pvt. Cooper
Emma Cleasby ... Megan
Liam Cunningham ... Capt. Ryan
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... Cpl. Bruce Campbell
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ... 'Spoon' Witherspoon
Chris Robson Chris Robson ... Pvt. Joe Kirkley
Leslie Simpson Leslie Simpson ... Pvt. Terry Milburn
Tina Landini Tina Landini ... Camper
Craig Conway ... Camper
Villrikke's Acer Villrikke's Acer ... Sam the Dog
Bryn Walters Bryn Walters ... Werewolf
Ben Wright ... Werewolf
Brian Claxton Payne Brian Claxton Payne ... Werewolf
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Storyline

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 »


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Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cães de Caça See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£681,348 (United Kingdom), 12 May 2002, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director/screenwriter Neil Marshall aimed for authenticity with his "squaddies" in part because his father and grandfather were both in the military. He says most of that comes through in the gallows humor they display. See more »

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The film never makes it clear whether or not military weapons will kill the werewolves and and what point this might occur. Several characters are shown to be killed while changing into werewolves; however several werewolves are shown to be hit by multiple gunshots and suffering few, if any, ill effects. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Harry Wells: Open your mouth, watch your ears, mind your toes!
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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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Lyke Wake Dirge
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Arr. Mark Thomas
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This movie is just...
8 June 2004 | by gregory-rebeloSee all my reviews

...brillant.

I must admit that I was pretty skeptical when i picked it up from the rack at my DVD retailer. A werewolf movie? Aren't they generally so bad no one wants to watch them/buy them? The fact that it was on sale didn't help, but I braced myself and got it figuring that if it was bad, I'd bury it in some deep deep cave and never let it out. But the movie got me out of my seat with excitement and enjoyment at the action and the thrills. I remember checking the time on the DVD player and wincing at the fact I had only half an hour of film left to enjoy. True, I have seen better special effects. And true some things aren't very realistic (and the producers acknowledge those things). But for a studio I have never heard of with a budget far inferior to those of Hollywood super productions, I found those effects very well done.

A very good movie that gave me thrills I hadn't had since the first Predator.


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