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Straw Dogs

Rated R 105 min. 2011

The original Sam Peckinpah film that starred Dustin Hoffman and Susan George was a landmark of raw violence and sexuality, and it was awarded an X rating—in the brief window before the rating became synonymous with porn. It's not clear there's any artistic justification for a remake, but the plot—a meek husband and his knockout wife come under assault in their own home—clearly strikes Hollywood as a moneymaker. The original was set in England. This time out, stars James Marsden and Kate Bosworth are in the cretinous South.

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Official Site: www.strawdogsmovie.com

Director: Rod Lurie

Writer: Reed Steiner

Producer: Marc Frydman

Cast: Alexander Skarsgaard, James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Dominic Purcell, James Woods, Willa Holland, Laz Alonso, Walton Goggins, Rhys Coiro and Anson Mount

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