The Dogs of War Poster

Release Date: 1980

DVD Release Date: November 20th, 2001

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Mercenary soldiers Jamie (Christopher Walken) and Drew (Tom Berenger) are hired by a large corporation to liberate Zangaro, a small African nation, from an iron-fisted despot. Once there, Jamie ends up in jail. After being is brutally tortured, he is helped by Dr. Okoye (Winston Ntshona), a political prisoner, and learns more about the plight of the country's people. After Jamie is freed, he becomes disillusioned with his wealthy employers and joins the Zangaro people on the revolutionary front.

Cast: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Jean-François Stévenin, JoBeth Williams, Robert Urquhart, Winston Ntshona, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Director: John Irvin

Genres: Drama, Action

Production Co: Juniper Films

Keywords: Underdog, Soldier, Quest, Revenge, Prison, 1980s, Transformation, Gripping