Screenwriter David Sumner travels with his wife Amy in his Jaguar to her homeland Blackwater, in Mississippi. Amy's father has passed away and David intends to write his screenplay about Stalingrad in the house. David hires the contractor Charlie and his team to repair the roof of the Barn. Amy was Charlie's sweetheart when she lived there and neither he nor his crew show respect to her now. Charlie invites David to hunt deer with his group and him; but they leave David alone in the woods and rape Amy. She does not tell David what happened. When the drunken coach Tom Heddon calls Charlie and his friends to hunt down the slow Jeremy Niles, who likes his daughter, David decides to protect not only Jeremy, but also Amy and his honor.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The film, a remake of the controversially violent 1971 movie, is considered fairly faithful to Sam Peckinpah's original, though the location has been moved from Cornwall, England to the U.S. Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the hero's profession has been changed from mathematician to screenwriter. See more »
The two registration stickers on David's Jaguar E-Type's rear California license plate at first appear on the bottom corners of the plate (which is in itself a goof) but in later shots appear on the upper corners as is correct for California license plates. See more »
Baby. You don't have to learn chess to please me.
I'm not learning chess to please you, baby. I'm learning so I can kick your *ass*.
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The versions released in India (English original and Hindi dubbed) are relatively shorter in duration as compared to the original. See more »
I mean I know this is a hard one to go see, but if you are going for the entertainment part, it will be a bit tricky because there are some violence and plot wise in the movie might be offensive to some people. However, that been said, it is also I think this movie is very tricky to make at the first place, with all the original version pressure, casting and Director comparisons and the most importantly the most notorious and controversial scene in the movie.
I like the movie a lot, but I am not going to compare this one with the original, because I felt they both got a different feeling to it, Rod really did a fantastic job about letting people understanding the feeling of being alienated... it's like an adult version of being bullying by your neighbors without even knowing you. The humanity side of the movie is that at the end of this movie how the protagonist totally snapped and freak out, not out of the blue but under extenuating circumstance.
Many people been distracting too much away from the notorious scene and forget the real motto and messages the director tried to convey from this movie. I think it's also very interesting how many people didn't even know why the title was named "Straw Dogs"....
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