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DOG EAT DOG (2016)

DOG EAT DOG <span>(2016)</span> artwork

DOG EAT DOG (2016)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 91

Release dates 18/11/2016

Ratings Info strong bloody violence, drug misuse, strong sexual images

Genre(s) Thriller, Crime

Director(s) Paul Schrader

Cast includes Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Louisa Krause, Paul Schrader, Johanna McGinley, Magi Avila

Summary DOG EAT DOG is a crime thriller about three ex-convicts who are looking for one last, big payday.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

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Ratings info publication date 10/10/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DOG EAT DOG is a crime thriller about three ex-convicts who are looking for one last, big payday.


The film's action is set in a brutal criminal world, which gives rise to scenes of strong bloody violence. These include a man's head being blown off by a shotgun blast, a man being shot in the head at point blank range, a woman having her throat cut followed by repeated stabbings to her body, and a teenage girl being shot as she cowers in terror under a quilt. The callousness of these violent acts, along with the sight of bloodshed and gory injury detail in their aftermath, intensifies the strength of the violence.


There is sight of drug misuse including the snorting of cocaine, the smoking of crack, and a character preparing heroin before injecting himself.


There are strong sexual images in a series of thumbnails on a pornographic website that show female nudity and implied urination, but there is no explicit detail.

The film also contains frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker') and some uses of the term 'nigger'.


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