Dog Eat Dog (2016 film)

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Dog Eat Dog
Directed by Paul Schrader
Produced by Mark Earl Burman
David Hillary
Written by Paul Schrader
Matthew Wilder
Based on Dog Eat Dog 
by Edward Bunker
Starring Nicolas Cage
Willem Dafoe
Paul Schrader
Cinematography Alexander Dynan
Pure Dopamine
Release dates
  • May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21) (Cannes)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dog Eat Dog is a 2016 American action drama film directed by Paul Schrader and written by Schrader and Matthew Wilder, based on the 1995 novel of same name by Edward Bunker. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, and Schrader. It was the closing film for the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]



Principal photography on the film began on October 19, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.[5][6] Filming also took place in Sheffield Lake,[7] and it ended on November 23, 2015.[8]


  1. "Fortnight 2016: The 48th Directors' Fortnight Selection". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  2. Nancy Tartaglione (19 April 2016). "Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight 2016 Lineup – Laura Poitras’ ‘Risk’, Pablo Larrain’s ‘Neruda’, Paul Schrader’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  3. Frater, Patrick (May 16, 2015). "Nicolas Cage to Star in Paul Schrader's 'Dog Eat Dog'". Variety. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  4. McNary, Dave (October 29, 2015). "AFM: Willem Dafoe Joins Nicolas Cage in 'Dog Eat Dog'". Variety. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  5. Golston, Hilary (October 28, 2015). "Nicolas Cage filming movie in Cleveland". WKYC. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  6. "On the Set 10/22/15: Tom Hiddleston Starts on ‘Kong: Skull Island, Nina Dobrev Starts on ‘Crash Pad’". SSN Insider. October 23, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  7. Fogarty, Steve (November 13, 2015). "Sheffield Lake gets Nicolas Cage". Chronicle-Telegram. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  8. "On the Set for 12/4/15: Gal Gadot Grabs Her Lasso for ‘Wonder Woman’, Brad Pitt Wraps ‘War Machine’, ‘Resident Evil’ Team Finish Final Chapter". SSN Insider. December 4, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 

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