Dog Soldiers

May 10th, 2002


Dog Soldiers

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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.8/10 (28,388 voted)

Director: Neil Marshall

Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby

A British Squad is sent on a training mission in the Highlands of Scotland against Special Operations squad. Ignoring the childish "campfire" stories heard about the area, they continue with their mission and come across the bloody remains of the Special Ops Squad, and a fierce howling is pitching the night sky... With two mortally wounded men, they make an escape, running into a zoologist by the name of Megan - who knows exactly what hunts them. What began as what they thought was a training mission turns into a battle for their lives against the most unlikely enemies they would have expected - werewolves.

Sean Pertwee - Sgt. Harry G. Wells
Kevin McKidd - Pvt. Cooper
Emma Cleasby - Megan
Liam Cunningham - Capt. Ryan
Thomas Lockyer - Cpl. Bruce Campbell
Darren Morfitt - 'Spoon' Witherspoon
Chris Robson - Pvt. Joe Kirkley
Leslie Simpson - Pvt. Terry Milburn
Tina Landini - Camper
Craig Conway - Camper
Vilrikke's Acer - Sam the Dog
Bryn Walters - Werewolf
Brian Claxton Payne - Werewolf

Taglines: Six soldiers. Full moon. No chance.

Release Date: 10 May 2002

Filming Locations: Norway

Opening Weekend: £681,348 (UK) (12 May 2002) (313 Screens)

Gross: $247,748 (Russia) (27 July 2003)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The G3 rifle used by Spoon and later Terry didn't work properly when firing blanks. During some scenes in the house, you can see Terry manually working the bolt to chamber the next round.

Continuity: When Ryan is thrown across the table, the sword is shown being knocked to the floor. But when Ryan gets up and puts his arms on the table, the sword is back on the table. Then the next shot, the sword is on the ground again and Cooper is reaching for it.

Sergeant Harry Wells: [drunk] Is it your birthday, Coop?
Cooper: No, mate.
Sergeant Harry Wells: Is it my birthday? Hey, hey!

User Review

This movie is just...

Rating: 10/10


I must admit that I was pretty skeptical when i picked it up from the rack at my DVD retailer. A werewolf movie? Aren't they generally so bad no one wants to watch them/buy them? The fact that it was on sale didn't help, but I braced myself and got it figuring that if it was bad, I'd bury it in some deep deep cave and never let it out. But the movie got me out of my seat with excitement and enjoyment at the action and the thrills. I remember checking the time on the DVD player and wincing at the fact I had only half an hour of film left to enjoy. True, I have seen better special effects. And true some things aren't very realistic (and the producers acknowledge those things). But for a studio I have never heard of with a budget far inferior to those of Hollywood super productions, I found those effects very well done.

A very good movie that gave me thrills I hadn't had since the first Predator.


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