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Savage Dog (2017)

TV-14 | | Action, Drama | 4 August 2017 (USA)
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A story set in Indochina in 1959, a land beyond rule and a time without mercy and the birth of a legend.

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Jesse V. Johnson
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Credited cast:
Scott Adkins ... Martin Tillman
Marko Zaror ... Rastignac
JuJu Chan ... Isabelle
Cung Le ... Boon
Vladimir Kulich ... Steiner
Keith David ... Valentine
Charles Fathy ... Amarillo
Matthew Marsden ... Harrison
Sheena Chou ... Samsip-Sam
Luke Massy ... The Champ
Aki Aleong ... Tribal Chieftain
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Jon Lee Brody
Ben Burton ... Legionnaire
Esteban Cueto ... Fighter
William William "Will" Daubert ... Legionnaire
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Indochina, 1959. A Wild West town controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war criminals. Den-Dhin-Chan Labor Camp is run by four such dangerous men. The worst prison in the land, it is here that a European, former-champion boxer Martin Tilman (Scott Adkins) has made a name for himself fighting tournaments, on which wealthy criminals gamble in high stakes events. When Tilman is due for release, he just wants to return home, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down. When all that Tilman holds dear is taken away in a vicious act of violence, he is forced to confront the five men responsible and take his revenge.

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A story set in Indochina in 1959, a land beyond rule and a time without mercy, and the birth of a legend....

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Action | Drama

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The narrator/Valentine details the French involvement in the area, preceding U.S. "boots on the ground". Valentine is played by Keith David, who famously played King in Oliver Stone's Platoon, about the U.S. war in Vietnam. See more »

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At 1:17:55 People are putting white paint on Martin's face. For the next several seconds, camera angles change back and forth, and the amount of white paint on Martin's face keeps changing. See more »

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Scott Adkins once again proves why he's the New Action Star
27 April 2017 | by homecoming8See all my reviews

"Savage Dog" reminds you of the 80's and 90's action movies when the action scene was dominated by real tough heroes like Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Norris, Seagal and Van Damme. Unfortunately, times have changed and we don't see many of those anymore. "Expendables 2" wasn't the first time Adkins worked with his role model Van Damme. Adkins already made some good action movies in the last decade and is best known as Boyka in the "Undisputed" franchise. After the flawed "Hard Target 2" it's nice to see he's back in shape again. "Savage Dog" is very similar to Adkins own "Ninja: Shadow of a Tear" which remains one of his better efforts.

An action movie is as good as his villain is and here we have three ! All excellent actors and/or fighters like Marko Zaror (Undisputed III, Machete Kills, Redeemer). By the way check out "Redeemer" if you never saw it, great martial arts movie ! Than there's Cung Lee (Dragon Eyes). His final fight with Adkins is outstanding.

Which brings us to the action: a lot of breathtaking fight scenes (think of Kickboxer, Savate, Lionheart) but the last half hour is when the real action takes place: a lot of shoot-outs, knife fights and the kills are bloody and brutal. The body count is extremely high. It's "Rambo" or "Commando" of the new millennium.

If you like the titles mentioned above, don't miss out on this one.


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4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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