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The Dogs of War (1980)

R
118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
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Gary DeVore (screenplay) | George Malko (screenplay) | Frederick Forsyth (novel)
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$5,484,132
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$5,484,132
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Feb 13, 1981 (United States)

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Christopher Walken
Jamie Shannon Jamie Shannon   See fewer
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Hugh Millais
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Jean-François Stévenin
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Robert Urquhart
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Winston Ntshona
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Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
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Harlan Cary Poe
Richard Richard   See fewer
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Ed O'Neill
Terry Terry   See fewer
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Ernest Graves
Warner Warner   See fewer
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Kelvin Thomas
The Black Boy The Black Boy   See fewer
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Shane Rimmer
Dr. Oaks Dr. Oaks   See fewer
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Joseph Konrad
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Bruce McLane
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George Harris
Col. Bobi (as George W. Harris) Col. Bobi (as George W. Harris)   See fewer
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David Schofield
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Terence Rigby
Hackett Hackett   See fewer
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Tony Mathews
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John Quentin
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Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Benny Lambert Benny Lambert   See fewer
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Jack Lenoir
Boucher Boucher   See fewer
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Lawrence Davidson
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Martin LaSalle
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Maggie Scott
Gabrielle Gabrielle   See fewer
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Hugh Quarshie
Zangaron Officer Zangaron Officer   See fewer
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Olu Jacobs
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Gyearbuor Asante
Geoffrey (as Christopher Asante) Geoffrey (as Christopher Asante)   See fewer
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Kenny Ireland
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Ilario Bisi-Pedro
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Joanne Flanagan
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Robert Berger
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William Cain
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Russell T. Carr
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José Rabelo
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Victoria Tennant
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Erica Creer
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Sheila Ruskin
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Alan Beckwith
Mercenary (uncredited) Mercenary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mason Cardiff
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6.3 / 10 | 7,122 votes