Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil's romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter - all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form - he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil's cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?

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The Power of the Dog (2021)

PG-13

Romance/Drama/Western · 2h 6m · 9/4/2021

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Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil's romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter - all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form - he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil's cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom

Production Company

Netflix

Revenue

$54,608
Part Of
Cast
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Benedict Cumberbatch

Phil Burbank
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Geneviève Lemon

Mrs Lewis (as Genevieve Lemon)
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Jesse Plemons

George Burbank
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Kodi Smit-McPhee

Peter Gordon
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Kenneth Radley

Barkeep (as Ken Radley)
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Kirsten Dunst

Rose Gordon
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Sean Keenan

Sven
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George Mason

Cricket
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Ramontay McConnell

Theo
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David Denis

Angelo
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Cohen Holloway

Bobby
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Max Mata

Juan
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Josh Owen

Lee
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Alistair Sewell

Jock
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Eddie Campbell

Stan
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Alice Englert

Buster
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Bryony Skillington

Queenie
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Jacque Drew

Jeanie
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Yvette Parsons

Hettie
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Aislinn Furlong

Evie
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Daniel Cleary

Jeanie's Friend
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Richard Falkner

Pianola Man
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Tatum Warren-Ngata

Libby
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Yvette Reid

Clementine
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Alice May Connolly

Pearl
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Stephen Lovatt

Doctor
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Stephen Bain

Mr Weltz the Undertaker
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Ella Hope-Higginson

Consuela
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Piimio Mei

Sue Ella
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Edith Poor

Tanya
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Vadim Ledogorov

Older Man
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Thomasin McKenzie

Lola
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Julie Forsyth

Mrs Mueller
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Peter Carroll

Old Gent
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Frances Conroy

Old Lady
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Alison Bruce

The Governor's Wife
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Keith Carradine

The Governor
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Karl Willetts

Bill
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David T. Lim

Cook
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Adam Beach

Edward Nappo
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Maeson Stone Skuggedal

Edward Nappo's Son
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Ian Harcourt

Undertaker Assistant
Crew
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Jane Campion

Director
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Jane Campion

Writer
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Thomas Savage

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Power Of The Dog

(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (HD, Low))

11/8/2022

$32.87 -$17.08 (34%)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Power of the Dog

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/8/2022

Disc Title Front Cover

The Power of the Dog

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/8/2022

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