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Straw Dogs

Released 1971
Distributor Cinerama Releasing Corporation

Sam Peckinpah, banished from Warner Bros. after the commercial failures of The Wild Bunch and The Ballad of Cable Hogue, headed for England and outraged his critics anew with this violent, highly controversial study in homicidal rage. Bookish mathematician Dustin Hoffman finds his inner Rambo when Cornish toughs assault his sexy wife, leading to a Shakespeareanly high body count.

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About Rod Lurie

After a career in the military, Rod Lurie went on to become an entertainment reporter and prominent film critic. After making his segue into filmmaking with his award winning short, Four Second Delay, his first major film was 2000′s The Contender, which he wrote and directed, and starred Joan Allen and Jeff Bridges. He went on to direct The Last Castle with Robert Redford; Resurrecting the Champ with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett;  the political thriller Nothing But the Truth starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, and Alan Alda; and the remake of Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs.  He is currently developing the tv series Monsters of God with Plan B and Starz Media.

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