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Dream with the Fishes (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 20 June 1997 (USA)
Terry is a suicidal voyeur who treats a dying addict to a final binge, but Terry will only do this if he promises to kill him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aunt Elise
Joe, Nick's Father
Funeral Director
Kristina Robbins ...
Terry's Bowling 'Date'
Katherine Copenhaver ...
Nick's Bowling 'Date'
Gary Brickman ...
Drug Dealer


Terry is a suicidal voyeur who doesn't seem to be able to kill himself. While preparing for jumping off a bridge, he meets Nick who ends up saving his life. Terry discovers that Nick is terminally ill and doesn't have much time left. Scared by the lack of time, Nick offers Terry a deal he can't refuse: Terry will become the beneficiary of Nick's life insurance or, since money doesn't matter to Terry, Nick promises to kill him before he dies. All Nick asks is Terry's help to realize a few fantasies before dying. Written by Hugo Lopes

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An oddball odyssey about voyeurism, LSD and nude bowling!


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baliklar ve rüyalar  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,777 (USA) (20 June 1997)


$464,655 (USA) (8 August 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nick: What does it feel like?
Terry: Nothing, yet.
Nick: No, I mean knowing you're about to die.
Terry: ...Releif.
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Crazy Credits

No dreams or fishes were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »


References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »


Sad Chicken
Written and Performed by Leroy & The Drivers
Courtesy of Ubiquity/Luv N' Haight Records
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What? The Full Monty was nominated but not this??
23 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

WOW! This was a great movie! The AT&T man really shines in this one, as do all the actors! Finn Taylor and Jeffrey D. Brown easily should have been up there accepting an Oscar. This movie is everything, funny, serious, edgy, philosophical, realistic! Great camera work and lighting capture the edgy moments, and the soundtrack totally kicks. Wow, I can't rave about this movie enough! If you thought Blair Witch was unrealistic and are looking for something thought provoking and different, check this one out. You won't be disappointed.

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