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Home Fries (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Drama  |  25 November 1998 (USA)
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Pregnant Sally unknowingly falls for the stepson of the deceased father of her baby and has to deal with his homicidal family.

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Storyline

Hamburger joint waitress Sally Jackson is pregnant. When Beatrice, the wife of the father, finds out about his infidelity, she sends her sons from a previous marriage, military pilots Angus and Dorian Montier, to scare the living daylights out of him. Their gunship does such a good job, without hitting him, that he dies from a heart attack. Worrying about radio interference that night, they investigate who might have heard too much within the fairly empty reception perimeter, and soon discover only Sally could, still ignorant about her affair with his step-dad Henry. Dorian takes a job there to be sure, but soon falls for her himself, while mother-obsessed moron Angus would do anything to anyone for her honor... Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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25 November 1998 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,784,023 (USA) (27 November 1998)

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$10,443,316 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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Trivia

Theresa Merritt's final film. See more »

Goofs

Dorian and Angus claim to be AH-1 cobra pilots in the "Air National Guard". The Air National Guard, which is a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force, however, does not have cobra helicopters in their inventory. Only the Army Natinal Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps fly the AH-1 attack helicopter. Dorian and Angus though, are wearing Air Force lieutenant bars (blue colored) on their flight suits, not Army rank (black or gold colored) as an actual cobra pilot in the Guard would have. See more »

Quotes

Sally: I've always dreamed of being a big hit singer.
Dorian: Oh, can you sing?
Sally: No, that's why they call them dreams.
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Marijuana
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An Extremely Funny and Original Movie. A must see.
24 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

Telling you the plot would kinda take away some of the suprising charm of this movie. Basically, the Drew Barrymore character is supposed to be killed by the son of the dead man she was sleeping with. But the guy starts to like her. There are several other twists thrown into the story. The screenplay by Vince Gilligan of the X-Files is unpredictable and the dialogue isn't stale like in so many other Hollywood films. Great performances by all.


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