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Sam Peckinpah examines the instinctual capacity for violence in his controversial 1971 film, loosely based on the novel The Siege of Trencher's Farm. To avoid the Vietnam-era social chaos in the U.S., American mathematician David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman) moves with his British wife, Amy (Susan George), to the isolated Cornish town where she grew up, but their presence provokes antagonism among the village's men. As the hostilities escalate from routine bullying to the gang rape of his wife, David finds his pacifistic self backed into a corner. When the hooligans attack his house, David finally resorts to the gruesome violence that he abhors. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:December 29, 1971

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jerry Fielding Best Drama Score 1971 Nominee

Cast

Dustin Hoffman
as David
Susan George
as Amy
Peter Vaughan
as Tom Hedden
T.P. McKenna
as Maj. Scott
David Warner
as Henry Niles
Colin Welland
as Rev. hood
June Brown
as Mrs. Hedden
Ken Hutchison
as Scutt
Michael Mundell
as Bertie Hedden
Sally Thomsett
as Janice
Jim Norton
as Cawsey
Chloe Franks
as Emma Hedden
Del Henney
as Venner
Donald Webster
as Riddaway

Crew

Sam Peckinpah
Director
Daniel Melnick
Producer
Sam Peckinpah
Screenwriter
John Coquillon
Cinematographer
Jerry Fielding
Composer (Music Score)
Tony Lawson
Editor
Roger Spottiswoode
Editor
Garth Craven
Editor
Ray Simm
Production Designer
Ken Bridgeman
Art Director
Tiny Nicholls
Costume Designer
John Richardson
Special Effects
Harry Frampton
Makeup
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