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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

Director: Roger Donaldson Cast: Sam Neill, Bernard Kearns, Nevan Rowe


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Director Roger Donaldson's directorial debut was also a breakthrough film for New Zealand filmmakers, being the first film from New Zealand to open in the United States. Sam Neill stars as a man named Smith who lives in a near future of economic collapse in New Zealand. Smith is a husband who discovers that his wife has been having an affair. Unable to deal with it, he decides to move out and live by himself. But the precarious political chaos in New Zealand has created a right wing backlash, with repressive government forces murdering opponents to the government's policies. Smith finds himself joining a group of freedom fighters that sets out to preserve democracy. Opposing Smith and the freedom fighters are the government thugs and an apolitical soldier of fortune named Willoughby (Warren Oates).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2018
UPC: 0760137120087
Original Release: 1977
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 2,739

Special Features

Commentary by Writer-Director Roger Donaldson, actor Sam Neill and actor-Writer Ian Mune; The Making of Sleeping Dogs (2004), a 65-minute retrospective documentary on the film's production featuring interviews with Donaldson, Neill, Mune, Geoff Murphy; The Making of Sleeping Dogs (1977), a contemporary behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with Donaldson and Neill; Theatrical Trailer ; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Neill Smith
Bernard Kearns Prime Minister
Nevan Rowe Gloria
Ian Mune Bullen
Ian Watkin Dudley
Don Selwyn Taupiri
Tommy Tinirau Old Maori Man
Bill Johnson Cousin
Roger Oakley Assassin Leader
Clyde Scott Jesperson
Dorothy McKegg Gloria's Mother
Tony Groser Gloria's Father
Davina Whitehouse Elsie
Bill Julliff Burton
Donna Akersten Mary
Warren Oates Willoughby
Ken Smith Special 3

Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director,Producer
Arthur Baysting Screenwriter
Mathew Brown Score Composer
David Calder Score Composer
Murray Grindlay Score Composer
Ian John Editor
Craig McLeod Costumes/Costume Designer,Sound/Sound Designer
Ian Mune Screenwriter
Geoff Murphy Special Effects
Michael Seresin Cinematographer

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