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Based on the novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, The Dogs of War is a gripping action adventure drama about war, the motives for war and human motives as well. Starring Christopher Walken as mercenary Jamie Shannon the film opens with him and his group make a daring escape from violent war-riddled Central America by forcing their way on a government civilian aircraft. They have obviously been through a harrowing experience to do with their mercenary work.

On returning home Shannon gets an offer from a businessman who wants to secure mining interests in an African nation. Shannon is asked reconnoiter and return with information valuable to the business for a price. He is captured and tortured as a spy, however, by the totalitarian dictator General and his police force.

Released and deported he returns to tell the businessman that there is no chance for coup and is summarily offered a huge sum to foment the impossible coup.

The Dogs of War is an Thriller, Action, Adventure movie that was released in 1981 and has a run time of 1 hr 42 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 56.

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| 1981 | 1 hr 42 min | 6.3/10 | 56/100
Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais
John Irvin
Produced By
Larry DeWaay, Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer