'Straw Dogs' movie quotes include several tense exchanges between this 2011 thriller movie's lead characters: A screenwriter (James Marsden) who moves to his wife Amy's rural Southern hometown to write and Amy's old boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgard). These are some of the best 'Straw Dogs' quotes from the film. Did I miss one? Add your favorite 'Straw Dogs' quote to the list (and vote on your favorite lines, too).
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In 'Straw Dogs,' a young couple, David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), move to the rural Mississippi town where Amy was raised. The locals are glad to see Amy back - but they definitely take issue with David's presence. Despite his best efforts to fit in, the Hollywood screenwriter rubs everyone the wrong way, especially Amy's ex-boyfriend, former high school football hero Charlie Venner (Alexander Skarsgard). Things get very, very nasty as Charlie rallies his local gang to terrorize the couple.2011's 'Straw Dogs' is actually a remake of a 1971 thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah. In the original, Dustin Hoffman and Susan George as David and Amy Sumner. At the time it was released, the original 'Straw Dogs' movie was really controversial - in large part because of a brutal rape scene - but also for its violence.
That's How We Do Things
David Sumner: "It's a little early, don't you think?"
Charlie Venner: "That's the way we do things around here. You get used to it."
Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife
David Sumner: "Hey Charlie - there is something in the bible I do believe."
Charlie Venner: "Now what’s that, sir?"
David Sumner: "Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife."
Charlie Venner: "Well I believe in that too. But what happens when thy neighbor’s wife covets you? What then?"
Charlie Venner (to David): "Can I give you a piece of friendly advice? Watch yourself."Yet another "friendly" exchange between Amy's ex and her husband. But really, when Alexander Skarsgard tells you to "watch yourself," you should always listen.