Rottweiler (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Brian Yuzna
Produced by Julio Fernández
Brian Yuzna
Written by Miguel Tejada-Flores (screenplay)
Alberto Vázquez Figueroa (story)
Starring Paulina Gálvez
Paul Naschy
Ivana Baquero
Music by Mark Thomas
Cinematography Javier Salmones
Edited by Andy Horvitch
Distributed by Castelao Producciones
Release date
  • December 2004 (2004-12) (Festival Internacional de
    Cinema de Catalunya)
  • 10 June 2005 (2005-06-10)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Spain
Language English

Rottweiler is a 2004 science fiction horror film directed by Brian Yuzna and starring Paulina Gálvez, Paul Naschy and Ivana Baquero.


In the near future (2018), a prisoner named Dante (William Miller) escapes from jail after having been arrested for illegally entering Spain. Forced to kill a prison guard, he is hunted down by the prison's dog, a monstrous Rottweiler police dog that sadistic prison warden Kufard (Paul Naschy) had revived and cybernetically enhanced after a fatal injury. Believing his Spanish girlfriend Ula (Irene Montala) was sent to work as a prostitute in Puerto Angel as punishment, Dante looks for her, but is exhausted by the chase and wounded by the Rottweiler. As a result, he starts having hallucinations and being haunted by the repressed memories of his and Ula's arrest. As he reaches Puerto Angel and can't find her at the brothel, he finally remembers that Ula got killed when Kufard let his dog loose on her, which led Dante to beat the dog to near death with a pipe, who was then turned into a cyborg. Dante kills Kufard as the Rottweiler catches up with him, and they fight to the death among the burning remains of Kufard's helicopter. The morning after, firemen find the skeletons of Dante, Ula and the Rottweiler on the beach.


Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie called the film "a killer cyborg dog flick that's filled with more sleeping pills than chilling thrills" and "an obvious misstep for Yunza [sic], whose past successes are fastly fading in time. Do yourself a favor and leave this dog bone of a mess alone – you'll be happy that you did."[2]


  1. ^ Twilightmag - Reviews: DVD - Rottweiler
  2. ^ Jeremy Wheeler. "Rottweiler (2004)". Allmovie. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 

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