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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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In the beginning of the movie there is a voice over (V.O.) by the narrator: There's a tale told somewhere south of Burma. It tells of one man's rendez-vous with death. A man who, when pushed far enough, retaliated. I'll be face-down an army and spill a river of blood. They say you shake their heads discounting the legend. But the fact remains ... it's all true. I knew the man, and for a while, I loved him like a son. French hightailed it in '54. And the US didn't yet have boots on the ground. For a while, Indochina offered safe-haven to men who had reached the end of the line. European war criminals, ex-Nazis and other undesirables. Or men with a price on their head in the West. Men like... Martin Tillman. See more »

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While firing the belt fed MG42 machine gun, the camera zooms in to show that the cartridges are clearly blanks as they don't have a bullet tip but instead a pressed opening. See more »

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A dog of a movie......
29 April 2017 | by s3276169See all my reviews

As a rule of thumb I like martial arts films with Scott Adkins in the lead. The reasons these films work, is they follow a straightforward exposition driven, martial arts action formula.

Savage Dog fails because it tries to step away from that formula and take itself a little too seriously. The result is a film that's a self consciously uncomfortable mix of corny drama and hamstrung action.

Worse still, is the badly executed(pun intended) violence, found throughout this film. Its grubby blood soaked stuff, with some icky kill scenes that are gratuitous and farcical, in equal measure.

In my opinion, a dog of a movie. Three out of ten from me.


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Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

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