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Dinner at Fred's (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 October 1997 (USA)
Richard leaves his corporate office for a weekend at the country house of his fiancee, who is a daughter of his boss. On the way there he is forced to accept offer of lodging from local ... See full summary »

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Richard
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Celia
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Fred
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Uncle Henrick
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Susan
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Young Richard
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Dennis
Patricia Gage ...
Aunt Bonnie
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Officer Mike
Leon Pownall ...
George Billings
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Gus
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Sarah Billings
Deborah Lobban ...
Mom
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Dad
Anthony Nicholas Antonacci ...
Young Billy (as Anthony Antonacci)
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Richard leaves his corporate office for a weekend at the country house of his fiancee, who is a daughter of his boss. On the way there he is forced to accept offer of lodging from local Fred and when he enters the house, the wacky family of Celia, her brother Dennis and their parents won't let him move on away from it. Family believes they are under the curse of the wild turkey, by which anyone who stays past midnight in the rural house is doomed to never leave. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »
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2 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Eine grauenvolle Familie  »

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Richard: What if he's up late catching a movie?
Fred: He doesn't watch TV!
Dennis: Not since he blew a hole in it with his shotgun.
[Richard reacts]
Fred: Don't worry. He was just mad at Phil Donahue about the episode where he wore a dress. Who didn't shoot their TV that day?
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Too fast to die
written and performed by Hermann Skibbe
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Refreshingly different
18 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Nice to see an American movie which is not so typically Hollywood. This is a movie for those of us who think a little differently from the mainstream! My guess is many of the other voters have made the inevitable comparison to lots of other mainstream movies, which of course would drive down the overall rating, since this is more avant guard than other light romantic comedies. The combination of great casting with this odd-ball premise works delightfully well. While completely farcical, there is an aura of realism which shines through the apparent insanity of the thematic elements. My recommendation is, if you like "off the beaten track" films, then this one is well worth the time.


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