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Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs(1972)

Also Known As: Siege at Trencher's Farm | The Siege of Trencher's Farm | The Square Root of Fear |

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Brief Synopsis

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do contruction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Cast & Crew

Sam Peckinpah Director
Dustin Hoffman David Sumner
Susan George Amy [Sumner]
Peter Vaughan Tom Hedden
T. P. McKenna Major John Scott
Del Henney Charlie Venner
Jim Norton Chris Cawsey
Donald Webster Phil Riddaway
Ken Hutchison Norman Scutt
Len Jones Bobby Hedden
Sally Thomsett Janice Hedden
Robert Keegan Harry Ware
Peter Arne John Niles

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info:  London premiere: week of 20 Nov 1971; Los Angeles opening: 22 Dec 1971
Release Date:  1972 Production Date:  A Daniel Melnick Production
AFI Library VHS; Netflix*
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co:  Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  ABC Pictures Corp., Talent Associates Films, Ltd., Amerbroco Films, Ltd.
Duration(mins):  113 or 117-118 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Straw Dogs

    Goetan 2014-10-03

    One of Peckinpah's most-controversial works. Hoffman is superb as a mathematician who residence with wife George is threatened by a group of rowdy and... MORE>

  • Awesome!!

    Pete 2006-05-12

    Dustin Hoffman never got enough credit for this fine performance. Typical Sam Peckinpah style, seemed a little more intense than usual. If you like... MORE>