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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Jackson
Lanny Flaherty ...
Red Jackson
Henry Lever
Mark Walters ...
Soldier in Jeep (as Tommy Shane Steiner)
Mrs. Vaughan
Jill Parker-Jones ...
Lamaze Instructor
Lucy Garland


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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Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Relações Perversas  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


[Instructing Sally to give birth]
Childbirth Instructor: You didn't get pregnant with your legs closed!
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.7 (2008) See more »


Written by Reverend Horton Heat (as James C. Heath) and James Wallace
Performed by The Reverend Horton Heat
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Black comedy with a little sugar thrown in
30 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a black comedy that unfolded over the first 30 minutes of the film, revealing one surprise relationship after another, until you realize that all the major characters are related in surprising ways. My daughter and I watched this together and laughed out loud quite a bit. Luke Wilson did a great job as the moony eyed helicopter pilot who falls for Drew's character. Drew did a good job as a confused but sweet pregnant girl who works at a burger joint in somewhere in small town America. Jake Busey looks a whole lot like his dad, and chewed a lot of furniture for this role, which was rather one dimensional. Catherine O'Hara is at her best playing this quirky mom. (during one funny scene, the older boy asks her if it's true that she liked the other son better..."I love you both, she says, but the difference is only this (puts her fingers an inch apart) much!LOL!!!) If you don't enjoy dark humor, this will not amuse you. It also had an ending that made us go "awww" was almost as if they weren't sure how to end this one, though. Overall, it wasn't a bad film.

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