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Straw Dogs!
Terry! Exclaims!

Dustin Hoffman is a genius! Sam Peckinpah was one of the greatest directors ever to create motion pictures! So what happens when you pair these two powerhouses together? Nothing short of a masterpiece! Straw Dogs is terrifying and suspenseful in the way modern thrillers attempt to be, but often fail. The tale of a mathematician who moves back to his wife's hometown only to be bullied, violated and terrorized, the ultimate in nerve damage. The film created such a stir that it was cut in the United States, and not too surprisingly banned in the United Kingdom due to violent content. In my view, this film is second only to "Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia", my favorite of all of Peckinpah's wonderful films.

Unrated, 118 mins.

Written by David Z. Goodman and Sam Peckinpah, Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Terry Osterhout
October 2002

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