Watch: First Trailer for Paul Schrader's 'Dog Eat Dog' with Nicolas Cage

August 7, 2016
Source: Cinemaldito

Dog Eat Dog Trailer

"You have absolutely no idea how to control your emotions." The first trailer has debuted for the latest film from American filmmaker Paul Schrader, titled Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. This first premiered in the Directors' Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival, but didn't emerge with too much buzz and even worse, it still doesn't have US distribution in place yet. Dog Eat Dog is about three criminals, fresh out of prison, planning one last score to wrap up their life of crime and get things back on track. "One more hit, one more jackpot, and they'll all be satisfied." Of course, it never turns out to be that easy. The cast includes Christopher Matthew Cook, Louisa Krause, Magi Avila, and Schrader himself as "Grecco The Greek". This trailer is crazy violent, and totally wild, but I'm not sure if that's good. Dive in.

Here's the first international trailer for Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog, originally found on Cinemaldito:

Dog Eat Dog Poster

Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three men who are all out of prison and now have the task of adapting themselves to civilian life. The California three strikes law looms over them, but what the hell, they're going to do it, and they're going to do it their way. Troy, an aloof mastermind, seeks an uncomplicated, clean life but cannot get away from his hatred for the system. Diesel is on the mob's payroll and his interest in his suburban home and his nagging wife is waning. The loose cannon of the trio, Mad Dog, is possessed by true demons within, which lead him from one situation to the next. One more hit, one more jackpot, and they'll all be satisfied. Dog Eat Dog is directed by veteran filmmaker Paul Schrader (American Gigolo, Light of Day, Patty Hearst, Affliction, Dying of the Light), based on Edward Bunker's novel of the same name. This first premiered in Cannes this year. The film doesn't have US distribution yet so no release date is set. Anyone?

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Pay your taxes people.

DAVIDPD on Aug 7, 2016



RAW_D on Aug 8, 2016


wow what a great trailer.

Mazen K. on Aug 7, 2016


That was somehow hilarious. William Dafoe is ok, but I also have some sympathies for N. Cage although he does stupid moves in his career. Anyway, interested ...

shiboleth on Aug 7, 2016


Looks pretty good. Clearly Defoe is going to carry this, although I actually have confidence in Cage's performance this time. Can't remember the last time I felt that way about him.

grimjob on Aug 7, 2016


[quote] This trailer is crazy violent, and totally wild, but I'm not sure if that's good [/quote] Hedging your bets in case the movie isn't? Cause the trailer looks good.

theboyd on Aug 8, 2016


I don't think this really looks that good... Just my opinion. And also just because it's violent and wild doesn't mean it will be good - that's my point.

Alex Billington on Aug 8, 2016


I get that. But then again, Nic Cage hasn't really been doing stellar movies lately, so its understandable that people wanna play it safe when it comes to raising hopes about his movies. I did find some genuinely funny moments in the trailer tho. Like the one where Dafoe says they haven't heard of successful ones cause they managed to escape incognito.

theboyd on Aug 9, 2016

9 least Nic Cage's hair piece looks good.

RAW_D on Aug 8, 2016


I'm sorry but Cage just kills the vibe. He should have switched to directing along time ago....

DJROBL on Aug 9, 2016

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