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Lawn Dogs (1997)

 -  Drama  -  15 May 1998 (USA)
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Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn't quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who... See full summary »

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Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn't quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who mows the estate's lawns, rather than of the girls her own age. Their friendship grows during her visits to his trailer home, but although it is completely innocent it is obvious that it would be unacceptable to the residents if they found out. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Innocence is a dangerous friend

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$74,859 (USA) (15 May 1998)

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$106,292 (USA) (30 October 1998)
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The Rank Organization's last film and so the final time their famous gong man is to be seen introducing a movie. See more »

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When Devon pours a glass of water for Trent it is less than half full. In the next scene outside it is seen to be more than half full even after splashing it about. See more »

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Devon: Once upon a time, in a far off land, lived a girl and her mother and father. Their village was surrounded by a high wall. Outside the wall was the forest, home of Baba Yaga, the witch. Baba Yaga had iron teeth like three trees. His legs were like chicken legs, and he ate little girls for dinner. But inside the wall we were safe.
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A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
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Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products/Warner Music UK Ltd.
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Copyright Dust West Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Used by permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
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Must see Mischa Barton in this film
31 May 2004 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Mischa Barton really blew me away in this film. I usually don't care much for child actors, and I went into this film thinking that way. But Barton seemed, with few exceptions, to BE her character. But there's a lot more than just pretty good acting from a precocious child. Barton was a major league charmer. You just couldn't take your eyes off her whenever she was on-screen. Sam Rockwell was decent, and no one else really showed much except maybe Angie Harmon in a small part. (She did have a rare topless scene in this film) But most of the characters do weird things, with no tie-in at all to any reason for their conduct. I think this may be thought by some to be character development, but I think it is either laziness or insufficiently imaginative screenwriters. But in any case you should check out this film just to see Barton. Grade: B


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