Based on a gripping Frederick Forsyth novel, THE DOGS OF WAR is a slickly made actioner about a cold-blooded mercenary whose political conscience is heightened somewhat by a particularly nasty war in Africa. The story centers on Shannon (Walken), an American soldier of fortune who, in the
exciting opening scene, is shown with some of his mercenary buddies fighting to catch the last plane out of a war-torn country. Shannon is then hired by a powerful American businessman (Millais) to overthrow a small government in Africa. To prepare for the coup, Shannon visits the country in the
guise of a nature photographer. The government, however, becomes suspicious and throws...