Straw Dogs (1971)
Straw Dogs (1971)
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.

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Cast

Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman As: David Sumner
Susan George Susan George As: Amy
Peter Vaughan Peter Vaughan As: Tom Hedden
T. P. McKenna T. P. McKenna As: Maj. John Scott
Del Henney Del Henney As: Charlie Venner
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Storyline

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.


Tagline: In the Face of Every Coward Burns a Straw Dog.
Certification: R

Details

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Language: English

Release Date: 25 November 1971

Country: US, GB

Runtime: 116m

Company Credits

Company: ABC Pictures, Talent Associates, Amerbroco Films

Budget: $2,200,000

Revenue: $3,251,794

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Cast

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

David Sumner

Susan George

Susan George

Amy

Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan

Tom Hedden

T. P. McKenna

T. P. McKenna

Maj. John Scott

Del Henney

Del Henney

Charlie Venner

Jim Norton

Jim Norton

Chris Cawsey

Donald Webster

Donald Webster

Riddaway

Ken Hutchison

Ken Hutchison

Norman Scutt

Len Jones

Len Jones

Bobby Hedden

Sally Thomsett

Sally Thomsett

Janice Hedden

Robert Keegan

Robert Keegan

Harry Ware

Peter Arne

Peter Arne

John Niles

Cherina Schaer

Cherina Schaer

Louise Hood

Colin Welland

Colin Welland

Rev. Barney Hood

June Brown

June Brown

Mrs. Hebden (uncredited)

Jimmy Charters

Jimmy Charters

Man in Pub (uncredited)

Chloe Franks

Chloe Franks

Emma Hebden (uncredited)

Michael Mundell

Michael Mundell

Bertie Hedden (uncredited)

David Warner

David Warner

Henry Niles (uncredited)

Directed By

Sam Peckinpah

Sam Peckinpah

Director

Terry Marcel

Terry Marcel

Assistant Director

Nick Farnes

Nick Farnes

Assistant Director

Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Third Assistant Director

Gary White

Gary White

Second Assistant Director

Writing Credits

Production Crew

Daniel Melnick

Daniel Melnick

Producer

Miriam Brickman

Miriam Brickman

Casting

James Swann

James Swann

Associate Producer

Derek Kavanagh

Derek Kavanagh

Production Supervisor

Edited By

Costume and Makeup

Harry Frampton

Harry Frampton

Makeup Artist

Bobbie Smith

Bobbie Smith

Hairdresser

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

Assistant Makeup Artist

Sound

Jerry Fielding

Jerry Fielding

Original Music Composer

John Bramall

John Bramall

Sound Recordist

Garth Craven

Garth Craven

Sound Editor

Norman Savage

Norman Savage

Sound Editor

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis

Dialogue Editor

Gerry Humphreys

Gerry Humphreys

Sound Mixer

Katherine Haber

Katherine Haber

Dialogue Editor

Visual Effects

Not currently known.

Camera

John Coquillon

John Coquillon

Director of Photography

Lighting

Not currently known.

Art Department

Ray Simm

Ray Simm

Production Design

Ken Bridgeman

Ken Bridgeman

Art Direction

Roy Pembrooke

Roy Pembrooke

Props

Julia Trevelyan Oman

Julia Trevelyan Oman

Other

Peter James

Peter James

Set Dresser

Other Crew

Billy Cornelius

Billy Cornelius

Stunt Coordinator

Sue Longhurst

Sue Longhurst

Stunt Double

John Richardson

John Richardson

Special Effects

Peter Hutchinson

Peter Hutchinson

Special Effects Assistant

Peter Brayham

Peter Brayham

Stunts

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne

Stunts

Eddie Stacey

Eddie Stacey

Stunts

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