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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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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 »

Goofs

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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Not much bite in this dog...
9 June 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I found "Savage Dog" on Netflix and decided to give it a watch, as Scott Atkins have some fair enough movies every now and again.

"Savage Dogs" was not a particularly outstanding movie, nor was it a bad one. It was actually entertaining enough for what it turned out to be, just don't get your expectations up too high.

The story was straight forward, albeit quite predictable and generic. So director and writer Jesse V. Johnson didn't really throw the audience anything to think about. You simply just lean back and enjoy the ride for what it turned out to be.

As an action movie, then "Savage Dog" of course have martial arts and fight scenes. The fight scenes were adequate, although very visibly staged and choreographed to the extend where it wasn't looking all that natural. Well, except for the fight between Cung Le and Scott Atkins.

The cast was good and did alright jobs with their given roles, even though they had very little to work with in terms of storyline and plot.

This is a mediocre action movie, and hardly a movie that you will watch more than once.


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English

Release Date:

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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