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Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, Peter Arne

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STRAW DOGS is a movie cowritten and directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1971. The picture earned a nomination for the Academy Award in the "Best Music Score" category.
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A young American mathematician, Dustin Hoffman, and his British wife, Susan George, have just moved in Susan's family house, lost in the countryside. While Dustin is dedicating himself to the writing of his book, Susan must deal with the advances of her ex-boyfriend. Soon, a group of local bad boys begins to make fun of Dustin's intellectual American manners. Dustin wants to avoid confrontation but his tolerant attitude unfortunately leads to the brutal rape of his wife. The next day, the bad boys want to enter by force Dustin's house who's taken in a mentally sick guy who's just killed a young girl. Dustin will have to defend himself against the intoxicated vigilante.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   citizens fighting criminals    -   stalker with romantic feelings for victim Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   British Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Forest?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Is this movie based on a    -   book

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