Straw Dogs

Synopsis: Screenwriter David Sumner travels with his wife Amy in his Jaguar to her homeland Blackwater, in the Mississippi. Amy's father has passed away and David intends to write his screenplay about Stalingrad in the house. David hires the contractor Charlie and his team to repair the roof of the Barn. Amy was the sweetheart of Charlie when she lived there and neither him nor his crew show respect to her. Charlie invites David to hunt deers with his group and him but they leave David alone in the woods and rape Amy. She does not tell to David what happened but when the drunken coach Tom Heddon calls Charlie and his friends to hunt down the slow Jeremy Niles that likes his daughter, David decides to protect not only Jeremy, but also Amy and his honor.
Director(s): Rod Lurie
Production: Sony Pictures/Screen Gems
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min








What are you doing, man?





# Sock it to me

# Floating in the river

with a saturated liver

# And I wish I could

forgive her

# But I do believe

she meant it when

she told me to forget it

# And I bet she will

regret it when they find me

# In the morning

wet and drowned

# And the word gets round

# Goin' down

# I'm goin' down

# Coming up for air,

it's pretty stuffy

under there

# I'd like to say

I didn't care, but I

forgot to leave a note

# And it's so hard

to stay afloat


# I'm soaking wet

without a boat

# And I knew

I should have

Whoo! Ow!

Thank you.

# It's front page news

# Goin' down

# I'm goin' down

That stuff is warm.


Home, sweet home.

Blackwater, Mississippi.

It's pronounced

"Backwater", Mississippi.

Show a little respect

for the cradle of your youth.

# I wish I had another drink,

it wouldn't be so hard to sink

# I should've

taken time to think

# Besides, I got

the picture straight

# She must've had

another date...


# Don't want no more

# Goin' down

# I'm goin' down

# Now I see the life I led,

I slept it all away in bed


Get back inside!

# I'd like to get

my tummy pumped

# I can't believe

they drink this stuff in town


Hey, baby!

Yeah! Play some ball?

# Goin' down

# I'm goin' down #

You're in good shape

for a little lady.

I have to say that.

I know.

F***ing coach, man.

At least he's consistent.

I think he's hit

his 12-drink minimum.


This is, like,

the place, huh?

More than just the place.

It's where the problems

of the world are solved.

Problems of the world?

The Blackwater world.

You've got, um...

Got a chili

mustache going on there.


Don't touch it.


Keeping it.

Little cream puff

over here.

What's his deal?

I don't know.

He seems nice enough.

You know,

if you want to be

a real local, honey...

What the hell is that?

Fried pickly.

Fried pickle?

Come on, baby.

No. No.

Are you kidding?

It's good. It really is.

This is disgusting.

Just give it a chance.

Not with

a cold beer, it ain't.

Hello, Amy Cakes.

Hello, Charlie.

You're looking

all right for yourself.

Ain't changed much.

Not as much as

I'd have thought.

This is my husband, David.

Charlie. Venner.

Hi. David Sumner.

Yeah. I put in

a bid for me and my crew

to rebuild

that roof of yours.


That's right.

Venner. That's right.

Don't like to

profit off a tragedy,

but we went

up to your place after

the hurricane, just to see.

The barn got

busted up pretty bad.


Think we can

have it up for you

in three weeks or so.

Three weeks?

That's great. Terrific.

Rumor is you're

a movie director

or something.

Ah, I'm...

David's a writer.

She means

I work for a living.

Well, let's hear it

for the working class.

David's writing a film

about Stalingrad in 1944.



Close. You know,

it was the biggest battle

of World War II.


Hey, y'all.

Crazy today. Sorry.

Okay, let's see.


Bet you can't get

two burgers and two

Cokes for $15.50 in LA.

That's a bet you'd win.

There you go.

Cash only.



You know, that stuff

poor people use for money.

Keep the change.

Oh. Thanks.

Hey, Amy,

my Elizabeth would

love to come by and

get a picture with you.

Sure. Absolutely.

I mean, if that's okay.

How's she doing?

Thank... Oh, God.

She's 16,

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Rod Lurie

Rod Lurie (born May 15, 1962) is an Israeli-American director, screenwriter and former film critic. more…

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