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Dog Soldiers (2002)

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



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Director: Eric Red
Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble


Complete credited cast:
... Sgt. Harry G. Wells
... Pvt. Cooper
... Megan
... Capt. Ryan
Thomas Lockyer ... Cpl. Bruce Campbell
Darren Morfitt ... 'Spoon' Witherspoon
Chris Robson ... Pvt. Joe Kirkley
Leslie Simpson ... Pvt. Terry Milburn
Tina Landini ... Camper
... Camper
Villrikke's Acer ... Sam the Dog
Bryn Walters ... Werewolf
... Werewolf
Brian Claxton Payne ... Werewolf


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:

Cães de Caça  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£681,348 (United Kingdom), 12 May 2002, Limited Release
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Neil Marshall was understandably disappointed that the film didn't receive a theatrical release in the U.S. and instead premiered on The Sci-Fi Channel. (This was before the name change to Syfy.) "I think that was partly a lack of courage on the part of the producers that they took the first deal that was offered to them." Marshall says it did get a one-week run at L.A.'s Egyptian Theater, and he's happily run into several people who actually saw it there. See more »


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 »


Wells: Come on, sunshine, fucking shift it!
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References Love, Honor and Obey (2000) See more »


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Arr. Mark Thomas
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Best Horror Flick In Years
19 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This has got to be the best supernatural movie i have ever seen. For several reasons.

1. The werewolves do actually look like wolves, unlike films like Underworld where they look like a cross between a bear, a black leopard and a wrestler. They are WOLVES for gods sake how about they look like a wolf for a change.

2. Its not some cheesy heroic American bullshit. The acting and writing is awesome and realistic with each character having their own problems and personalities. There's not cheesy crap to ruin it.

3. No love interest. There is no love to confuse the story line and make it hard to understand how the characters react tot he situation and get in the way of the story unlike most modern movies.

4. Location. The idea of placing it in the remote area of the highlands is a stroke of brilliance. Its completely believable that this could happen. If you've ever looked at a map of the highlands or been there you will know what i'm talking about.

If you you are considering not watching this movie because its low budget, then forget about it, just because its low budget doesn't make it bad, in fact it makes it better cause you know that the werewolves are actually people and there is hardly any special effects.

Oh and by the way its a "Soldier movie with werewolves" not a werewolf movie. Watch the extras and you will know what I'm talking about.

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