Saturday, November 09, 2013

Saturday Man Movie

In The Dogs of War (1981) A mining company hires mercenary Jamie Shannon (played by Christopher Walken) to overthrow the corrupt regime in Zangaro and replace the president with their own corrupt man, Colonel Bobi. They pay him good money but also plan to double-cross him when it's over.

Turnabout's fair play, I guess.

Walken made this movie, but the original book by Frederick Forsyth that this was (very loosely) based on was much better.


  1. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Walken is one of those guys who gives his best (like Hackman) even if the material is lacking.


  2. Enjoyed the movie and the book, both, but for different reasons. Sorta like the Bourne series. Its like the movies are a totally different guy, and that mindset allows me to enjoy watching them. Still, though, the book will always be better.

  3. Vive la mort, vive la guerre, vive le sacré mercenaire!

  4. Haven't seen the movie, but the book is one of my all time favorites.