• Drama
    Thriller
  • Rated: 16,13+,R,VM14,18
  • Director: Sam Peckinpah
  • Writer: David Zelag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah, Gordon Williams
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Straw Dogs is a 1971 psychological thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. The screenplay, by Peckinpah and David Zelag Goodman, is based upon Gordon M. Williams's 1969 novel, The Siege of Trencher's Farm. The film's title derives from a discussion in the Tao Te Ching that likens the ancient Chinese ceremonial straw dog to forms without substance. The film is noted for its violent concluding sequences and a complicated rape scene. Released theatrically the same year as A Clockwork Orange, The French Connection, and Dirty Harry, the film sparked heated controversy over the perceived increase of violence in cinema. The film premiered in U.S. cinemas on December 29, 1971. Although controversial in 1971, Straw Dogs is considered by many to be one of Peckinpah's greatest films. A remake directed by Rod Lurie was released on September 16, 2011.
  • Drama
    Thriller
  • Rated: 16,13+,R,VM14,18
  • Director: Sam Peckinpah
  • Writer: David Zelag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah, Gordon Williams

  • Dustin Hoffman
    Susan George
    T.P. Mckenna
    Peter Vaughan
    Del Henney
    Ken Hutchinson
    Colin Welland
    Jim Norton
    Sally Thomsett
    Donald Webster
    Len Jones
    Peter Arne
    David Warner
    Ken Hutchison
    Robert Keegan

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  • (1971)

  • Drama
    Thriller
  • Rated: 16,13+,R,VM14,18
  • Director: Sam Peckinpah
  • Writer: David Zelag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah, Gordon Williams
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Straw Dogs is a 1971 psychological thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. The screenplay, by Peckinpah and David Zelag Goodman, is based upon Gordon M. Williams's 1969 novel, The Siege of Trencher's Farm. The film's title derives from a discussion in the Tao Te Ching that likens the ancient Chinese ceremonial straw dog to forms without substance. The film is noted for its violent concluding sequences and a complicated rape scene. Released theatrically the same year as A Clockwork Orange, The French Connection, and Dirty Harry, the film sparked heated controversy over the perceived increase of violence in cinema. The film premiered in U.S. cinemas on December 29, 1971. Although controversial in 1971, Straw Dogs is considered by many to be one of Peckinpah's greatest films. A remake directed by Rod Lurie was released on September 16, 2011.

Starring
  • Dustin Hoffman
    Susan George
    T.P. Mckenna
    Peter Vaughan
    Del Henney
    Ken Hutchinson
    Colin Welland
    Jim Norton
    Sally Thomsett
    Donald Webster
    Len Jones
    Peter Arne
    David Warner
    Ken Hutchison
    Robert Keegan