The Dogs of War

"Very Good"

The Dogs of War Review


Part Apocalypse Now, part The Passenger, part any commando movie ever made, The Dogs of War is a guilty pleasure that is now old enough it sometimes actually pops up on Turner Classic Movies. Christopher Walken is a mercenary sent to a fictional African country on reconnaissance by a corporation looking to stage a coup there. After he's caught and beaten within an inch of his life, he's hired again to lead that coup, which has... interesting... consequences. Bloody and fun, this is old school Walken at his best. Don't go looking for a ton of meaning here, though.


The Dogs of War

Facts and Figures

Run time: 102 mins

In Theaters: Friday 13th February 1981

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Juniper Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Fresh: 9 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Larry DeWaay

Starring: as Jamie Shannon, as Drew, as Dr Okoye, as Jessie, Alan Beckwith as Mercenary

Also starring: ,

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