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Straw Dogs (2011)

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L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Sumner
... Amy Sumner
... Charlie
... Tom Heddon
... Jeremy Niles
... Norman
... Chris
... John Burke
... Janice Heddon
... Daniel Niles
... Coach Milkens
... Bic
... Abby
Megan Adelle ... Melissa
Jessica Dockrey ... Helen (as Jessica Cook)
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Screenwriter David Sumner travels with his wife Amy in his Jaguar to her homeland Blackwater, in the 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 the sweetheart of Charlie when she lived there and neither him nor his crew show respect to her. Charlie invites David to hunt deers with his group and him but they leave David alone in the woods and rape Amy. She does not tell to David what happened but when the drunken coach Tom Heddon calls Charlie and his friends to hunt down the slow Jeremy Niles that likes his daughter, David decides to protect not only Jeremy, but also Amy and his honor. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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We take care of our own. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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16 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Perros de paja  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,123,760, 18 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,324,441, 9 October 2011
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Dustin Hoffman, who starred in (and famously disliked) the original film, Straw Dogs (1971), gave Rod Lurie his blessing. See more »

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In one scene, Amy erases the "3" in the date on David's chalkboard and replaces it with a "4". In a later scene with Charlie, you can see that the "4" that Amy wrote earlier is now written in a different style. See more »

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David Sumner: [to Amy] Get your daddy's gun and shoot anyone that's not me.
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References Saw (2004) See more »

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Breathless
Written by Otis Blackwell
Performed by Wanda Jackson
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Strong cast - sad remake script
18 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of Alexander Skarsgård, I really tried to like the movie - but I just couldn't. If the hushed nature of the theater crowed leaving at the end is any indication - they felt the same way. I feel the cast did well with what they had, but the script was lacking in too many ways. Where the 1971 version had tension and excitement, the 2011 version was often boring and all over the place. I often felt like it was Texas Chainsaw Massacre decided to have a get together with Deliverance and Sweet Home Alabama. The whole thing just felt awkward and thrown together. There were only a handful of scenes where the movie actually had my attention - but they were few and far apart and short lived. There were even moments that were so awkward they were actually uncomfortable. I expected so much more with such a classic movie base and wonderful cast - but ultimately it was disappointing.


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