Straw Dogs

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In this thriller, perhaps Sam Peckinpah’s most controversial film, David (Dustin Hoffman), a young American mathematician, moves with his English wife, Amy (Susan George), to the village where she grew up. Their sense of safety unravels as the local... read more

In this thriller, perhaps Sam Peckinpah’s most controversial film, David (Dustin Hoffman), a young American mathematician, moves with his English wife, Amy (Susan George), to the village where she grew up. Their sense of safety unravels as the local men David has hired to repair their house prove more interested in leering at Amy and intimidating David, beginning an agonizing initiation into the iron laws of violent masculinity that govern Peckinpah’s world. Working outside the U.S. for the first time, the filmmaker airlifts the ruthlessness of the western frontier into Cornwall in Straw Dogs, pushing his characters to their breaking points as the men brutalize Amy and David discovers how far he’ll go to protect his home—culminating in a harrowing climax that lays out this cinematic mastermind’s eloquent and bloody vision of humanity.

Original Release

12/23/1971

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Cast

Dustin Hoffman David Sumner
Susan George Amy
Peter Vaughan Tom Hedden
T.P. McKenna Maj. John Scott
Del Henney Charlie Venner
Jim Norton Chris Cawsey
Donald Webster Riddaway
Ken Hutchison Norman Scutt
Len Jones Bobby Hedden
Sally Thomsett Janice Hedden
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sam Peckinpah

Writers

Sam Peckinpah, David Zelag Goodman, Gordon Williams

Cast

Dustin Hoffman David Sumner
Susan George Amy
Peter Vaughan Tom Hedden
T.P. McKenna Maj. John Scott
Del Henney Charlie Venner
Jim Norton Chris Cawsey
Donald Webster Riddaway
Ken Hutchison Norman Scutt
Len Jones Bobby Hedden
Sally Thomsett Janice Hedden
Robert Keegan Harry Ware
Peter Arne John Niles
Cherina Schaer Louise Hood
Colin Welland Rev. Barney Hood
David Warner Henry Niles
Michael Mundell Bertie Hedden

Producers

Editors

Paul Davies, Tony Lawson, Roger Spottiswoode

1972 Oscar Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Nominated
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