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Home Fries (1998)

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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
Red Jackson
Henry Lever
Mark Walters ...
Soldier in Jeep (as Tommy Shane Steiner)
Mrs. Vaughan
Jill Parker-Jones ...
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  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,784,023, 29 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,443,316, 24 January 1999
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Theresa Merritt's final film. See more »


When Roy is teaching Dorian how to assemble a Big Buzz Double Cheeseburger, he states that the correct order is to place 3 onions and then 3 pickles. However, when Dorain is making the burger for the first time, Roy states that you should put the pickles on before the onions. See more »


[Instructing Sally to give birth]
Childbirth Instructor: You didn't get pregnant with your legs closed!
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Magic Moments
Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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A Cute Black Romantic Comedy?
9 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

How does that work? Well. . .it does, and it doesn't. It's kind of strange, because this movie wasn't terribly complicated, but I'm still not sure what to make of it. So here's my tentative review: it's weird in a weird way. I mean, there are funny weird movies, and fun weird movies, and disgusting weird movies, and experimental weird movies, and mindless weird movies- and "Home Fries" is somehow none of those, either by an inch or by a mile. It's worth watching, don't get me wrong, but my feelings on this movie are uncharacteristically ambiguous. Drew is great, of course- she almost always is. I grew up in a tiny, Southern town, so I can vouch that the atmosphere seemed authentic. Luke Wilson is a charmingly unusual hero. Catherine O'Hara is funny as his psycho mother, and the Busey kid chews the scenery with both gusto and some amazing choppers, each obviously inherited from his dad. Some of the dialogue was really good, and there was a lot about this flick that was nicely understated. But overall...well, I occasionally get the urge to watch it again (because I like strange movies, and "Home Fries" is possessed of a strangeness I've never quite seen before,) but it certainly won't wear out before most of my other tapes. That, I guess, is the simplest and most honest review I can give it.

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