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Dogs of War, The (1980)  link to Dogs of War, The on IMDb  

Number: 2558

poster Dogs of War, The

IMDb Rating:
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6.3/10 (7172 votes)

Country: UK, 102 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Adventure

Director(s): John Irvin

Video Codec: Unknown

Jamie Shannon is a soldier of fortune -- a mercenary who will stage a coup or a revolution for the right price. He is hired by British mining interests to scout out Zangaro, a small African nation with rich mineral deposits but a brutal and xenophobic dictatorship. Arrested soon after his arrival, Shannon is imprisoned as a spy, badly beaten, and tortured. While in prison he meets one of the country's leading intellectuals, Dr. Okoye, also imprisoned by the regime. Eventually released, he returns to London and is subsequently offered to opportunity to secretly invade Zangaro's capital and lead a military coup. Shannon accepts, but quietly has his own agenda to pursue.



photo Christopher Walken Christopher Walken Jamie Shannon
photo Tom Berenger Tom Berenger Drew
photo Colin Blakely Colin Blakely North
photo Paul Freeman Paul Freeman Derek
photo JoBeth Williams JoBeth Williams Jessie

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1