Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.
A violent, provocative meditation on manhood, Straw Dogs is viscerally impactful — and decidedly not for the squeamish.
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Major accolades received by Straw Dogs (1971)
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.