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Dog Eat Dog (2016)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 11 November 2016 (USA)
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A crew of ex-cons are hired by a Cleveland mafioso to kidnap the baby of a rival mobster.

Director:

Paul Schrader

Writers:

Edward Bunker (based on the novel by), Matthew Wilder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Troy
Willem Dafoe ... Mad Dog
Christopher Matthew Cook ... Diesel
Omar J. Dorsey ... Moon Man
Louisa Krause ... Zoe
Melissa Bolona ... Lina
Reynaldo Gallegos ... Chepe
Chelcie Lynn Chelcie Lynn ... Sheila (as Chelcie Melton)
Bruce Reizen Bruce Reizen ... Maurie
Jeff Hilliard Jeff Hilliard ... Gun Enthusiast
Ali Wasdovich ... Melissa
Louis Perez ... Mike Brennan
Magi Avila ... Nanny
Tevis R. Marcum ... White Power Inmate
Todd Emmett ... Prison Skin Head
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Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three men who are all out of prison and now have the task of adapting themselves to civilian life. The California three strikes law looms over them, but what the hell, they're going to do it, and they're going to do it their way. Troy, an aloof mastermind, seeks an uncomplicated, clean life but cannot get away from his hatred for the system. Diesel is on the mob's payroll and his interest in his suburban home and his nagging wife is waning. The loose cannon of the trio, Mad Dog, is possessed by true demons within, which lead him from one situation to the next. One more hit, one more jackpot, and they'll all be satisfied. Troy constructs the perfect crime and they pull it off, but in the aftermath, they keep finding the law surrounding them wherever they go.

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From the creator of "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull". See more »


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cane mangia cane See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the 7th collaboration between Paul Schrader and Willem Dafoe. See more »

Goofs

When Diesel and Mad Dog are disposing of Brennan's body, we see that the body has its face and head intact, but earlier we saw Mad Dog completely blow Brennan's head off with a shot gun. See more »

Quotes

Mad Dog: Your problems are over, Sheila.
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Referenced in Film 2017: Episode #45.10 (2016) See more »

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Dead in the water
21 November 2016 | by nyrnSee all my reviews

Fast cuts, split scenes, violence, profanity and drugs have been the go-to recipe for below average Guy Ritchie-esque films since 1998. While that particular film had a fantastic story, Dog Eat Dog clearly lacks in that department. Here we, again, get the overdue Cage in his stereotypical suit and tie, handing out wisecracks, being the smart guy (hint: boring) coupled with a few half naked tattooed chicks and plenty of rough looking ex-cons. Add drugs and what could go wrong, right? Another reviewer stated the film was 'unfunny and stupid' and I couldn't agree more. The whole thing feels like some old movie executives googled 'cool' and tried to make a movie from the words that came up. Thirty minutes into the film the actors have made references to Facebook, eBay and Elliot Smith. You know, to connect with the kids, yo. Possibly because nothing in this film will appeal to anyone above fifteen years of age. Also, the voice-over is always a dead giveaway for a plot that's too thin or convoluted you simply have to get it spelled out for you – or it doesn't make any sense. An utter waste of time. And by the way, how did Willem Dafoe get tangled up in this mess? Hardly worth downloading.


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