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Home Fries (1998)

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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Soldier in Jeep (as Tommy Shane Steiner)
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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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Relações Perversas  »

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Budget:

$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

Robin Williams was originally going to play Red Jackson, but dropped out shortly before filming began. See more »

Goofs

After Dorian and Sally meet for the first time, we see the truck pulling away from the Burger Matic. The dog which had previously been in the bed of the truck, is missing. 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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Referenced in Mystery Men (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
Written by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson
Performed by The Platters
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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What does it want to be--black comedy or romantic comedy?
5 January 2000 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

This looks like a case of a classic schizophrenic Hollywood movie--too dark-humored for fans of romantic comedy, not nearly outrageous enough for those looking for that quality. (You may get a little nervous, though, when a shotgun-wielding character walks into a fast-food restaurant full of kids.) Consequently it will end up alienating a lot of viewers looking for the one type of film or the other. Most of the characters aren't very enjoyable to watch, with the noted exception of Drew Barrymore in the lead. I was disappointed that Catherine O'Hara's part wasn't any better--she could have really livened the movie up if her character had been a little more forceful.

Despite all the problems, there was still something left to like here, and I would give it a positive recommendation, but just barely. On second thought, recommending this movie to someone would be a risky proposition, but I thought that overall it was marginally successful.


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