Straw Dogs (1971)

R 12/29/1971 (US) DramaThriller 1h 56m
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In the Face of Every Coward Burns a Straw Dog.


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.

  1. Sam Peckinpah

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Gordon Williams


  3. David Zelag Goodman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dustin Hoffman

    Dustin Hoffman

    David Sumner

  2. Susan George

    Susan George


  3. Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan

    Tom Hedden

  4. T. P. McKenna

    T. P. McKenna

    Maj. John Scott

  5. Del Henney

    Del Henney

    Charlie Venner

  6. Jim Norton

    Jim Norton

    Chris Cawsey

  7. Donald Webster

    Donald Webster


  8. Ken Hutchison

    Ken Hutchison

    Norman Scutt

  9. Len Jones

    Len Jones

    Bobby Hedden

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Straw Dogs
Straw Dogs

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $2,200,000.00

Revenue $3,251,794.00


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