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Lie Down with Dogs (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  28 July 1995 (USA)
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Tommie is a young guy in Manhattan with a dead-end job handing out fliers in Times Square. At the beginning of a fateful summer, he has a chance encounter with a friend who tells Tommie ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Wally White ...
Tommie
Bash Halow ...
Guy
James Sexton ...
Eddie
Darren Dryden ...
Ben
Randy Becker ...
Tom
Wendy Adams ...
Sally
Michel Richoz ...
Michi
Marti Cooney ...
The Doctor (as Martha J. Cooney)
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Ty-Ranne Grimstad ...
Carmeletta
David Matwijkow ...
Charlie
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Tommie is a young guy in Manhattan with a dead-end job handing out fliers in Times Square. At the beginning of a fateful summer, he has a chance encounter with a friend who tells Tommie that he's headed to Provincetown, on the Cape, for a long weekend. Tommie is inspired to make his own trek to P-town, where he goes on a summer long, balls-out quest for Mr. Right, even though he has no money and holds his breath each time he uses his American Express card. In the course of the summer, Tommie looks for a work as a house boy at various inns, works several jobs, benefits from the kindness of a stranger, and gets involved with a series of men. Is it all worth it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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On Your Mark. Get Set. Party.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some drug use | See all certifications »
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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feküdj le kutyákkal!  »

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House of Love
Written by Kenny G. Lewis and Erick Morillo
Performed by Smooth Touch
Courtesy of Strictly Rhythm Records
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Can't See The Dog For The Fleas
28 April 2005 | by (Biloxi, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

LIE DOWN WITH DOGS was reasonably popular with gay audiences for about fifteen minutes in 1995, but God only knows why. A more abrasive set of overworked stereotypes can scarcely be imagined.

Tommy (Wally White) arrives in Provincetown with no money, no job, no place to stay, and grandiose ideas of the good times to be had at a gay-popular summer destination. Needless to say, one misadventure follows another: lecherous would-be employers, pot-smoking landlords, a snaky Latin lover more interested in Tommy's cigarettes than in Tommy himself. But the film is a great deal less interesting than it sounds.

In theory, LIE DOWN WITH DOGS satirizes the youthful gay party scene. In practice, however, it plays out in the manner of a particularly charmless Saturday morning cartoon. Written and directed by Wally White himself, the film seems to exist chiefly in order to showcase just how relentlessly unfunny and aggressively obnoxious White can be.

Now and then an occasional supporting player, a script idea, or a line of dialogue sparks the film to life--but such moments are too few and too far between to jolt this dog to life. Give it a miss.

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