The Siege of Trencher's Farm
adapted as "Straw Dogs"

The Siege of Trencher's Farm by Gordon M. Williams

The Siege of Trencher's Farm
Gordon M. Williams

Publisher: William Morrow
Published: June 1969

Synopsis: American professor George Magruder, his wife Louise and their daughter rent an old, isolated house known as Trencher's Farm in Cornwall, so George can finish his book. When George accidentally runs over a convicted child killer on the loose from a mental asylum, he confronts the brutal locals and sets in motion a series of violent events that threaten his very survival and that of his family.

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Straw Dogs (DVD Cover)

Straw Dogs
Sam Peckinpah, Director

Theatrical release date: 12/29/1971
DVD release date: 10/19/2004
Studio: Anchor Bay

Cast: David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman), Amy Sumner (Susan George), Tom Hedden (Peter Vaughan), John Scott (T. P. McKenna), Charlie Venner (Del Henney)

Rating: R
Running time: 118 minutes

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