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Dog Soldiers (2002)

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

Director:

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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Taglines:

Imagine you're leading a six man squad on a routine army exercise.... ....and it all goes horribly wrong.... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie is absolutely loaded with references and homages to other films" Neil Marshall stated, "I think I got completely carried away." See more »

Goofs

Right before the end of the movie, Wells couldn't have ignited the gas using the electric ignition button for the cooker, simply because the power went down shortly after they entered the house (Spoon: They shut down the generator!). See more »

Quotes

[Using the flash of a camera to hold back attacking werewolf]
Cooper: Cheese, ya fucker!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits b&w photographs are shown from the camera used during the siege in the cottage. See more »

Connections

References The Searchers (1956) See more »

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Clair de Lune
Claude Debussy
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A Bloody good British Horror and not a teen in sight!
11 December 2002 | by CharltonBoySee all my reviews

If you are like me and are completly sick to death of the teen/college slasher horrors that hollywood seem to produce by the week then Dog Soldiers is then film for you. this film has everything for the true horror fan, a great story , good acting , lots of blood , tons of action and most importantly it's bloody scary. The film is about a group of soldiers on routine patrol in Scotland come across what seems to be a group of man eating beasts that turn out to be warewolf's and do their best to fight of the constant attack by the flesh eating beasts. What i like about the movie that while it has a good blend of horror and action it is also very amusing in parts to and unlike most hollywood horrors it it funny when the director means it to be! A classy way above average horror that you cant fail to enjoy. 8 out of 10.


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