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The Dogs of War (1980)

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Starring (View all)
Christopher Walken Christopher Walken
Jamie Shannon
Hugh Millais Hugh Millais
Endean
Paul Freeman Paul Freeman
Derek
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart
Capt. Lockhart


Written by (View all)
Gary DeVore Gary DeVore
(screenplay) and
George Malko George Malko
(screenplay)


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Decent, but too meandering

13 years, 4 months ago at Jan 19 10:31
"Remember; you have to make it home to get paid."

Fundamentally equal parts Apocalypse Now, The Passenger and any commando movie ever made, The Dogs of War is an examination of the morals of life as a hired killer. Although released during the '80s (the heyday of rock 'em sock 'em action flicks) this is no twin brother to such gloriously violent actioners as Commando. Instead, the f... read more
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Release date: 18 December 1980
UPC: 027616860965
Tags: Action (2), Adventure (2), War (2), 1980 (2), 1981 (2), 1980s (1), 80's (1), HQ (1), Mercenary (1), United Artists (1), Royaume-Uni (1), Drame De Guerre (1)
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Pop Culture Phenomenon Films: 80’s (1473 movies items)

" Based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth, Jamie Shannon is a soldier of fortune, a mercenary who will stage a coup or a revolution for the right price. He is hired by British mining interests to scout out Zangaro, a small African nation with rich mineral deposits but a brutal and xenophobic dictatorship. Arrested soon after his arrival, Shannon is imprisoned as a spy, badly beaten, and tortured. While in prison he meets one of the country's leading intellectuals, Dr. Okoye, also imprisoned "


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"Rated: R Why it’s rated: Profanity, and the war in the Dogs of War."


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" Directed by: John Irvin Produced by: Larry De Wayy, Norman Jewison, and Patrick Palmer Written by: Gary De Vore and George Malko Based on the novel by: Fredrick Forsyth Cinematography: Jack Cardiff Edited by: Antony Gibbs Music by: Geoffrey Burgon Distributed by: United Artists"


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" Directed by: John Irvin Produced by: Larry De Wayy, Norman Jewison, and Patrick Palmer Written by: Gary De Vore and George Malko Based on the novel by: Fredrick Forsyth Cinematography: Jack Cardiff Edited by: Antony Gibbs Music by: Geoffrey Burgon Distributed by: United Artists"


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