Straw Dogs

  |  Book Tickets: 20/04/1995
  |  Buy to Own: 05/10/2002
  |  113 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC


Sam Peckinpah's controversial tale of a pacifist pushed to the limit has been widely criticized for its explicit depictions of violence and was banned in the UK from 1984 through to 2002. David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman) is an American mathematician who comes to live in a Cornish farmhouse with his wife Amy (Susan George). The locals don't take kindly to the young couple's presence, and begin a bullying campaign against them; when this escalates to rape and a direct assault upon the farmhouse, the ordinarily timid and slow-to-anger David begins to fight back.