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Dogs in Space (1986)

 -  Drama  -  1 January 1987 (USA)
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The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hutchence ...
Sam
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Anna
Nique Needles ...
Tim
Deanna Bond ...
The Girl
Tony Helou ...
Luchio
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Chainsaw man
Peter Walsh ...
Anthony
Laura Swanson ...
Clare
Adam Briscomb ...
Grant
Sharon Jessop ...
Leanne
Edward Clayton-Jones ...
Nick
Martii Coles ...
Mark
Chuck Meo ...
Charles
Caroline Lee ...
Jenny
Fiona Latham ...
Barbara
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The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events are surrounded by a chaotic myriad of sub-plots. A homicidal chainsaw maniac's lust for his machine and a T.V station's offer of money in return for a piece of the Skylab satellite that has fallen to earth are just two. The film is composed of small fragments in the lives of its inhabitants, each following onto the next, sometimes overlapping and ending in tragedy. Written by Richard Moore <rick@zephyr.win-uk.net>

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Cani nello spazio  »

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After Anna and Sam's fight, Anna goes to her Mum's house and watches an old movie on TV with her. That movie is My Man Godfrey (1936). See more »

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At one point, a cover for the Marvel Comics title "The Thing" is seen tacked up on the notice board. That series wasn't published until 1983, and the specific issue cover seen was published in 1985 - several years after the events of the movie. See more »

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Tim: Anyone for coffee or sex?
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Features My Man Godfrey (1936) See more »

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Dog Food
Written and performed by Iggy Pop
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An interesting look at a house of drughead punks/homeless types in late 1970s/early 80s Australia (someone said Melbourne eh? That'd figure...certainly wasn't Brisbane! :-) ) Kinda like the Sid and Nancy of Oz, including the bittersweet ending. Although it's been years since I saw this film, and it's not available anywhere in the States (although I did see a copy in a Sydney video rental place...anyone wanna sell me one?) I distinctly recall Michael Hutchence's gloomy smackhead character experiencing THE most realistic acid trip at a party I've ever seen on film (and trust me, that's sayin something). Pretty plot less, yes, but worth it just for that scene.


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