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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Theresa Merritt's final film. See more »


Drew is walking next to grain silos when the school bus stops to pick her up. When the bus door opens and drew enters there is an open road behind her and no grain silos. See more »


Angus: Mom, what'd you mean when you said Dorian was your favorite?
Mrs. Lever: Oh, Angus, I love you both.
[Holds thumb and forefinger an inch apart]
Mrs. Lever: It's a difference of *this* much.
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Referenced in Mystery Men (1999) See more »


Why Are People Like That
Written by Robert Charles Guidry (as Bobby Charles)
Performed by Junior Wells
Courtesy of Telarc International Corporation
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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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