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The Dogs of War

The movie The Dogs of War was based on the book The Dogs of War.

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Movie details for The Dogs of War

The movie was released in 1980 and directed by John Irvin, who also directed Ghost Story (1981) and The Fourth Angel (2001). The Dogs of War was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais, Paul Freeman, Jean-François Stévenin, JoBeth Williams, Robert Urquhart, Winston Ntshona, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Harlan Cary Poe, Ed O'Neill, Ernest Graves, Kelvin Thomas, Shane Rimmer, Bruce McLane, George Harris (II), David Schofield, Terence Rigby and Tony Mathews.

 

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Back before Christopher Walken became a caricature of himself, when he was still considered a rising actor based on his Oscar® for The Deer Hunter, he made this graphic, exciting action film, about a group of professional mercenaries. Walken leads a band ... Read More
Back before Christopher Walken became a caricature of himself, when he was still considered a rising actor based on his Oscar® for The Deer Hunter, he made this graphic, exciting action film, about a group of professional mercenaries. Walken leads a band of soldiers of fortune, who are hired to overthrow a dictator in West Africa (think Idi Amin). But when their mission is compromised by political and monetary forces, Walken returns to the United States, disillusioned, battered, and not sure the high life of lawyers, guns, and money is really for him. Still, vengeance is sweet, as his partner, Tom Berenger, keeps whispering into his ear. A better film than it's generally given credit for, The Dogs of War features the kind of cool, detached performance Walken used to be capable of, before he began believing both the hype and ridicule about his over-the-top style. --Marshall Fine

Book details for The Dogs of War

The Dogs of War was written by Frederick Forsyth. The book was published in 1974 by Bantam. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Frederick Forsyth also wrote The Day of the Jackal (1971) and The Fourth Protocol (1984).

 

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In a remote corner of  Zangaro, a small republic in Africa, lies Crystal  Mountain. At certain times of the day the mountain  emits a strange glow. Only Sir James Manson knows  why. The mountain contains ten billion dollar's  worth of the world's most val... Read More
In a remote corner of  Zangaro, a small republic in Africa, lies Crystal  Mountain. At certain times of the day the mountain  emits a strange glow. Only Sir James Manson knows  why. The mountain contains ten billion dollar's  worth of the world's most valuable mineral,  platinum. "Not only exciting but truly  surprising"--Atlantic. Now the only question is, how to get  hold of it. Sir James knows how. Invade the  country with a band of savage, cold-blooded  mercenaries. Topple the government and set up a puppet  dictatorship. Unleash the dogs of war.