THE DOGS OF WAR (Theatrical Release USA 1981)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Starsììì

The Dogs of War
has potential, but the potential is unrealized. Christopher Walken seems uncomfortable with the script and the rest of the cast seems to have difficulty realizing the script.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Mercenaries enter an African country to eliminate its president.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Irvin for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Patrick J. Palmer and Norman Jewison for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jamie Shannon (Christopher Walken), Drew (Tom Berenger), North (Colin Blakely), Endean (Hugh Millais), Derek (Paul Freeman), Michel (Jean-François Stévenin), Jessie JoBeth Williams, Captain Lockhart (Robert Urquhart), Dr. Okoye (Winston Ntshona), The Captain (Pedro Armendáriz Jr.), Richard (Harlan Cary Poe), Terry (Ed O’Neill), Evelyn (Isabel Grandin), and Warner (Ernest Graves).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. It’s value lies primarily in observing the earlier acting skills of Christopher Walken.

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