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Dog Eat Dog (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 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 ... 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 »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Paul Schrader's and Nicolas Cage 's third collaboration. The previous two were Bringing Out the Dead (1999) and Dying of the Light (2014). See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, Diesel goes into a supermarket. The manager spots Diesel's gun and calls the police. The manager's tie is worn long and ends several inches below his waistline. In the next shot, outside. and the subsequent shot, back inside the store, the tie is around level with his waistline. See more »

Quotes

Troy: You ever been inside, Reverend? In the joint?
Charles: Yes, sir.
Troy: Well, then you know. Guy who has a past, guy who's made mistakes. They say they forgive you, but they never do. They're always lookin' at ya, tryin' to catch ya at something. All we want... heck, all anybody wants, is justice.
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Featured in Film 2017: Episode #45.10 (2016) See more »

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Potential but fizzled halfway through.
13 November 2016 | by flintridge0503See all my reviews

This movie just fell off the cliff halfway through. Willem Dafoe is one of my all time favorite actors, to see him going through this was painful to watch. The set up was great, but the movie lost itself halfway through. Think of having sex with a Victoria Secret model and great foreplay then she abruptly walks out on you, leaving you hanging. This film does that to you! Cage has been doing such odd work of late, I almost think he is purposely picking mediocre scripts because he owes everyone favors since his bankruptcy or maybe this is all he can get these days. Whatever the case, he needs a good movie soon or he'll soon fade away into obscurity. What a horrible flick!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,404
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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2.35 : 1
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