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Dogs in Space (1986)

R | | Drama | 1 January 1987 (USA)
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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This film is based on real life and several of the people the characters are based upon appear in the movie as extras. At the car flip-over party, the runaway girl sits on the lap of the real Sam, Michael Hutchence's character. The real Tim, filmmaker Richard Lowenstein, is seen in a blue and white striped shirt and wearing a head scarf at the same party. The real little guy in the trench coat appears outside the restroom where the movie little guy in a trench coat is shooting up. Chuck plays himself; that is the real Chuck Meo on screen. The real Sam can also be seen at the club, watching the woman doing the Nick Cave cover. See more »

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In Luchio's bedroom there is a sticker for the FM radio station Triple M. At time the film was set, MMM did not exist (it began as EON-FM at that time) and there were in fact no commercial FM radio stations broadcasting in Melbourne. The radio station the cast do listen to, 3XY, was an AM station that changed to FM and became Triple M; this may have been a bit of product placement. See more »

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Tim: Better watch out, Sammy. You'll get healthy eating all that crap.
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Features Dragnet 1967 (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Dogs in Space
Written by Sam Sejavka and Mike Lewis
Performed by Michael Hutchence
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An artistic gem in a homogenized wasteland of creativity
6 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie was made when I was two. I reckon i would have liked it then as well. the lead character, Sam, barely says two words the whole movie and walks about a meter, otherwise crawling like an animal. I thought it was so cool, and I really felt like I was breathing the air of 1987 as well. Being in a band in Sydney at the moment feels really commercial and this movie inspired my friends and I to tap into that trashy rock lifestyle once again. I think that this is a good indication of the movies artistic integrity- it is thought provoking and interesting. Just remember to accept it for what it is though. There are twists in the plot but this is not it's strength. The real art in the telling of this story is the cinematography and priceless characters. There is also a bit of insight in this film. You feel as if you have survived the episode and are wiser for it.


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