History Trivia / DogSoldiers

15th May '18 2:17:36 PM fearlessnikki
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* BadExportForYou: The film wasn't released theatrically in America - save for a one week run in LA - and premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel.



* ExecutiveMeddling: [[spoiler: Megan and Ryan's backstory was added by producers]] and Neil Marshall dislikes it - feeling it doesn't make sense.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: ExecutiveMeddling:
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[[spoiler: Megan and Ryan's backstory was added by producers]] and Neil Marshall dislikes it - feeling it doesn't make sense.sense. There was more in the film, but he cut out as much as he could.
** Subverted in another case. A producer tried to get them to change the title to 'Night of the Werewolves', but Neil Marshall refused.



* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Creator/KevinMcKidd accidentally punched Creator/SeanPertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.
* TrollingCreator: Neil Marshall jokes about doing several takes of Terry throwing up on Ryan's head.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn:
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During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Creator/KevinMcKidd accidentally punched Creator/SeanPertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.
** A clock on the wall is broken. Neil Marshall smashed it to make sure that the hands moving wouldn't cause continuity problems.
* TrollingCreator: TrollingCreator:
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Neil Marshall jokes about doing several takes of Terry throwing up on Ryan's head.head.
** Chris Robson (Joe) revealed he couldn't drive right before filming the bit with the truck. Neil Marshall made him attempt it anyway.
11th May '18 3:37:40 AM fearlessnikki
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* BreakthroughHit: Neil Marshall had only directed short films before and was working as an editor. This was his first feature.



* {{Corpsing}}: This was apparently the director's reaction when they shot the barn exploding.
--> "Luckily it wasn't sound-dependent, but I thought it was just awesome."
* CreatorCameo: The insurance didn't cover the actors jumping out of the helicopter at the start of the film. As many of the crew were ex-military, they doubled up and did it themselves. They also doubled for the soldiers during some of the tabbing shots.



* ExecutiveMeddling: [[spoiler: Megan and Ryan's backstory was added by producers]] and Neil Marshall dislikes it - feeling it doesn't make sense.



* {{Jossed}}:
** IMDB claimed the working title was 'The Last Stand', but Neil Marshall says he has never heard of it before.
** Neil also denies that Spoon was nicknamed purely for the "there is no Spoon" line in the third act.



* NoBudget: Made for about £2.3 million. Neil Marshall jokes that today it wouldn't be considered as low, since home technology has improved.
* ShownTheirWork: It's implied that the movie takes place on the 1st September 2001 - where England did beat Germany 5-1. That night was indeed a full moon.
* StillbornFranchise: Neil Marshall envisioned a trilogy but has said that it probably won't happen, as the rights don't belong to him. His plans alternated between Cooper battling more werewolves or other supernatural creatures (which is foreshadowed when the men wonder what other mythical beasts are real).



* TrollingCreator: Neil Marshall jokes about doing several takes of Terry throwing up on Ryan's head.



** [[spoiler: Spoon's]] death was originally shown on screen, where he would be ripped in half by a wolf. It was given a GoryDiscretionShot because Neil Marshall didn't think audiences could handle such a graphic death for a beloved character.

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** [[spoiler: Spoon's]] death was originally shown on screen, where he would be ripped in half by a wolf. It was given a GoryDiscretionShot because Neil Marshall didn't think audiences could handle such a graphic death for a beloved character.character.
** The part where Megan cuts her hand on a pane of glass was - according to WordOfGod - meant to be set-up for a second sequel about werewolf DNA.
** Sam tugging on Sarge's bandages was scripted to be his actual intestines.
** Bruce was meant to die by being thrown off a cliff. This proved too difficult to do, so him being impaled on a tree, and then attacked by the wolves was done instead.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Neil Marshall says part of the GallowsHumour the men display comes from what he knows about the military - since his father and grandfather served.
8th Jun '17 5:09:05 PM jormis29
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* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [=McKidd=] accidentally punched Creator/SeanPertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.

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* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [=McKidd=] Creator/KevinMcKidd accidentally punched Creator/SeanPertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.
24th May '17 8:09:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [[=McKidd=]] accidentally punched Creator/SeanPertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.

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* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [[=McKidd=]] [=McKidd=] accidentally punched Creator/SeanPertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.
24th May '17 8:08:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Sean Pertwee was actually drunk for the scene where Cooper and Megan stitch up his wounds.
* FakeBrit: The British Captain Ryan is played by the Irish Liam Cunningham.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Sean Pertwee Creator/SeanPertwee was actually drunk for the scene where Cooper and Megan stitch up his wounds.
* FakeBrit: The British Captain Ryan is played by the Irish Liam Cunningham.Creator/LiamCunningham.



* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [[=McKidd=]] accidentally punched Sean Pertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.

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* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [[=McKidd=]] accidentally punched Sean Pertwee.Creator/SeanPertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.
11th Nov '16 5:28:19 AM Pysiewicz
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in Scotland, filmed in Luxembourg.
4th Oct '16 4:07:11 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Despite being set in Scotland, the movie was filmed in Luxembourg. Neil Marshall would later film on location for his film ''{{Film/Centurion}}''.



* NamesTheSame: Sgt. Harry G Wells is named after HG Wells, one of Neil Marshall's favourite authors.
* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [=McKidd=] accidentally punched Sean Pertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.

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* NamesTheSame: Sgt. Harry G Wells is named after HG Wells, Creator/HGWells, one of Neil Marshall's favourite authors.
* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [=McKidd=] [[=McKidd=]] accidentally punched Sean Pertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.



** Simon Pegg was offered a role but turned it down to save his first horror film for ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.

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** Simon Pegg Creator/SimonPegg was offered a role but turned it down to save his first horror film for ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
25th Mar '16 3:49:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Tommy from ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' and ''Series/{{Rome}}'''s Lucius Vorenus. The priest who has a Vietnam-styled nervous breakdown in a lingerie store in ''FatherTed''. Also from ''{{Journeyman}}'', and ''GreysAnatomy''.
** Sarge from ''Film/EventHorizon'', the first season of ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', and as the son of the third Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** Megan as the wife of Joshua Peacock's real dad in ''Series/CoronationStreet''.
** Spoon as Dean Hocknell from ''Dream Team''.
** Ryan as Ser Davos Seaworth from ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Fans of both this movie and ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' will recognize the voice of Soap [=MacTavish=]. [[spoiler:And, as might be expected from someone this badass, Cooper is the only one to survive till the end of the movie.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' fans will recognize Sarge to be Colonels Hakha and Radec, who are both strangely the two most popular characters in that series by far.
9th Feb '16 3:19:57 AM fearlessnikki
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Despite being set in Scotland, the movie was filmed in Luxembourg. Neil Marshall would later film on location for his film ''{{Film/Centurion}}''.



* EnforcedMethodActing: Sean Pertwee was actually drunk for the scene where Cooper and Megan stitch up his wounds.



** Megan as the wife of Joshua's real dad in ''Series/CoronationStreet''.

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** Megan as the wife of Joshua's Joshua Peacock's real dad in ''Series/CoronationStreet''.



* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin McKidd accidentally punched Sean Pertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JasonStatham was originally cast as Cooper, but dropped out of the production to do ''Film/TheTransporter'' instead. In addition, a sequel was planned, ''Fresh Meat'', seeing Cooper encountering the American team his section was to have exercises with, as more werewolves emerge.

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* NamesTheSame: Sgt. Harry G Wells is named after HG Wells, one of Neil Marshall's favourite authors.
* ThrowItIn: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin McKidd [=McKidd=] accidentally punched Sean Pertwee. The pause where [=McKidd=] checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/JasonStatham was originally cast as Cooper, but dropped out of the production to do ''Film/TheTransporter'' instead. In addition, a sequel was planned, ''Fresh Meat'', seeing Cooper encountering the American team his section was to have exercises with, as more werewolves emerge.emerge.
** Simon Pegg was offered a role but turned it down to save his first horror film for ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
** [[spoiler: Spoon's]] death was originally shown on screen, where he would be ripped in half by a wolf. It was given a GoryDiscretionShot because Neil Marshall didn't think audiences could handle such a graphic death for a beloved character.
13th Jan '16 8:48:31 PM libertydude
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** Ryan as Ser Davos Seaworth from ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
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