Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs (1971)

Sometimes a man is forced to defend his honor.

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David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexual assault awakes a shockingly violent side of David.

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  • Dustin Hoffman

    as David Sumner
  • Susan George

    as Amy Sumner
  • Peter Vaughan

    as Tom Hedden
  • T. P. McKenna

    as Major John Scott
  • Del Henney

    as Charlie Venner
  • Jim Norton

    as Chris Cawsey
  • Donald Webster

    as Riddaway
  • Ken Hutchison

    as Norman Scutt
  • Len Jones

    as Bobby Hedden
  • Sally Thomsett

    as Janice Hedden
  • Robert Keegan

    as Harry Ware
  • Peter Arne

    as John Niles
  • Cherina Schaer

    as Louise Hood
  • Colin Welland

    as Reverend Barney Hood
  • David Warner

    as Henry Niles
Editing Roger Spottiswoode Editor
Writing Sam Peckinpah Screenplay
Directing Sam Peckinpah Director
Sound Jerry Fielding Original Music Composer
Art Ray Simm Production Design
Editing Tony Lawson Editor
Sound Norman Savage Sound Editor
Production Miriam Brickman Casting
Writing Gordon Williams Novel
Writing David Zelag Goodman Screenplay
Production Daniel Melnick Producer
Camera John Coquillon Director of Photography
Editing Phil Thomas Editor
Art Ken Bridgeman Art Direction
Sound Garth Craven Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Harry Frampton Makeup Artist
Crew Billy Cornelius Stunt Coordinator
Crew Sue Longhurst Stunt Double
Sound John Bramall Sound Recordist