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Writer:
Naomi Wallace (written by)
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Release Date:
15 May 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Innocence is a dangerous friend
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An unforgettable experience of magic! See more (100 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mischa Barton ... Devon Stockard

Sam Rockwell ... Trent

Christopher McDonald ... Morton Stockard

Kathleen Quinlan ... Clare Stockard
Miles Meehan ... Billy

Bruce McGill ... Nash

David Barry Gray ... Brett

Eric Mabius ... Sean Torrance

Angie Harmon ... Pamela 'Pam' Gregory
José Orlando Araque ... Salvador the Mailman

Beth Grant ... Trent's Mother

Tom Aldredge ... Jake - Trent's Father
Odin the Dog ... Tracker
Tafeki the Dog ... Tracker

Directed by
John Duigan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Naomi Wallace  written by

Produced by
Ron Daniels .... executive producer
Amy J. Kaufman .... line producer (as Amy Kaufman)
Duncan Kenworthy .... producer
David Rubin .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Elliot Davis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
 
Casting by
Ronna Kress 
David Rubin 
 
Production Design by
John Myhre 
 
Set Decoration by
James Edward Ferrell Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
John A. Dunn  (as John Dunn)
 
Makeup Department
Philip Ivey .... key hair stylist (as Phillip Ivey "Mr. P.")
Patricia Regan .... key makeup artist (as Patricia Schenkel Regan)
Rick Stratton .... makeup artist: prosthetic scars
 
Production Management
Jo Human .... post-production supervisor
Amy J. Kaufman .... unit production manager (as Amy Kaufman)
Jennifer Roth .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Garland .... second assistant director
Nina Jack .... dga trainee
Michael Samson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kevin E. Anderson .... carpenter
Ron Ashmore .... scenic artist
Alice Baldwin .... on-set dresser
Bruce Carnahan .... assistant greens
Mac Davis .... carpenter
Jeffrey DeBell .... assistant greens (as Jeff DeBell)
Stephanie Gerckens .... lead painter
Amy L. Jones .... art department assistant
Robin Justus .... assistant on-set dresser
Rich Koll .... carpenter
Ted Mavity .... lead construction
Joseph R. McGuire Jr. .... set dresser
Stephen C. Peterman .... leadman
Suzanne C. Reynolds .... art department coordinator
Ronald H. Sachs .... assistant greens
Skip Schields .... assistant property master
Philip Schneider .... property master (as Philip G. Schneider)
James Smith .... set dresser
Stephanie Waldron .... greensperson
Kieran Wathen .... draftsperson
Joel R. Wilhelmi .... property assistant
 
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... sound mixer
Jonathan Bates .... supervising sound editor
Tara Bellando .... sound assistant
Philip Bothamley .... dialogue editor
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
O.J. Connell III .... additional boom operator (as O.J. Connell)
Mark Goodermote .... boom operator
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Lloyd .... foley editor
Julian Pinn .... sound consultant: Dolby
Alastair Sirkett .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Peter Kunz .... special effects
Fiona Walkinshaw .... framestore producer
 
Visual Effects by
Robert Duncan .... digital effects artist
Libby Hazell .... visual effects coordinator: FrameStore
Timothy Webber .... visual effects supervisor (as Tim Webber)
 
Stunts
John Copeman .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Couch .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunts
John Gilbert .... stunt double: Mischa Barton
Randy Peterson .... stunt diver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Berryman .... camera loader
Corwin A. Bibb .... best boy electric (as Cory Bibb)
Greg Bubb .... camera operator
Jeff Busdieker .... lamp operator
Thomas Crawford .... best boy grip
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer
T. Colin Dodd .... grip
James Drew .... lamp operator
Greg Fausak .... grip
Paul Hamacher .... dolly grip (as Paul B. Hamacher)
Troy House .... lamp operator
Chris Lombardi .... first assistant camera
Richard Mall .... key grip
Thomas Marshall .... lamp operator
Lee McLemore .... grip
Mark C. McManus .... video assist operator (as Mark McManus)
Bill H. Roberts Jr. .... second assistant camera (a camera)
Peyton Skelton .... lamp operator
Bobby Spalding .... grip
Michael Tackett .... still photographer
J.R. Thompson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Michelle Levi .... casting assistant
Kim Petrosky .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marina Marit .... costume supervisor
Lauren Press .... assistant costume designer
Amanda Zenil .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Anna Aylward .... first assistant editor (as Anna K. Aylward)
Claire Ferguson .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... orchestrator
Clem Clempson .... musician: solo dobro guitar
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Trevor Jones .... orchestrator
Julian Kershaw .... orchestrator
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Victoria Seale .... music coordinator
Tony Stanton .... music copying
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader (as Gavin Wright)
 
Transportation Department
Glen Brown .... driver
Wil Collins .... driver
Jeff Couch .... transportation captain
Homer Davis .... driver
Richard A. Davis .... driver (as Rick Davis)
Mike Fackler .... transportation steward
Vicky Grigsby .... driver
Dave Haldeman .... driver
Neil Hyman .... transportation coordinator
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator
Sue Ann Mitchell .... driver
Jerry Nall .... driver
Jan Overson .... driver
Larry Ritter .... driver
Gary Shuckahosee .... driver (as Gary Shucahosee)
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Tony Atwood .... craft service
Brian Bailey .... post-production accountant
Pennie Christie Barger .... on-set tutor
Jane Beck .... on-set production assistant (as Jane V. Beck)
Peg Beeler .... stand-in
Lynn Birkett .... on-set production assistant
Daniel Blankenship .... on-set medic
Jennifer Brown .... production office assistant (as Jennifer 'J.B.' Brown)
Richards Butler .... legal services
Rob Caudill .... intern
Todd Cooper .... production office assistant
Gareth Cousins .... synthesizer engineer
Gareth Cousins .... synthesizer programmer
Wendy Dade .... assistant to producer
Mina S. Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Thom Delisle .... intern
Larry Donahue .... chef
Mike Edwards .... stand-in
Scott Evans .... on-set medic
Kristin Fenster .... stand-in
Adam Field .... stand-in
Brian Garr .... stand-in
Anne Gordon .... animal trainer
Jim Graham .... stand-in
Lizz Grant .... production coordinator
Julie Gregory .... second assistant accountant
P.J. Haines .... assistant chef
John Hess .... intern
Jo Human .... assistant to director
Madeleine Klein .... assistant animal trainer
Kenneth M. Kroll .... production accountant
Greg Maddox .... on-set production assistant
Lilene Mansell .... dialect coach
George Maranville .... assistant to producer
Jack D. McKinney .... craft service
Lindsey Mills .... stand-in
Peggy Mulloy .... unit publicist
Carla Raij .... location manager (as Carla Ingrid Raij)
Joseph Stephans .... assistant location manager (as Joe Stephens)
Susan Strine .... assistant accountant
Selena Stumbo .... stand-in
Peggy Sutton .... script supervisor
Drew Vandervelde .... intern
Marion Wallace .... on-set medic
Mark A. Wells .... location assistant
Chris Wise .... stand-in
Steven Wortham .... on-set medic
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality/nudity, violence and language
Runtime:
101 min
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Color (Rankcolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Randy Peterson, the stuntman who doubled for Sam Rockwell in the dive off the bridge early in the film, performed the stunt a total of six times - five times completely naked, and once wearing briefs (in case an alternative shot would be needed for a US TV version). The bridge (in Louisville, Kentucky, USA) was 70 feet high and the water around nine feet deep.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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Movie Connections:
References Sudden Impact (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Thousand Miles From NowhereSee more »

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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
An unforgettable experience of magic!, 19 January 1999
Author: Chris Chamberlin (chris@ine.com.au) from Brisbane, Australia

'Lawn Dogs' may well be the best movie to come out of America this decade. It's a film that lazily unravels itself, yet succeeds in impacting like a sledgehammer, and does so in such a perfect, unforced and magical way that the experience of viewing it leaves the movie goer completely fulfilled, perhaps like no other film ever has before it.

Even more intriguing is the difficulty one has at distinguishing exactly why it is that this film works so flawlessly and just how such a slow moving film can leave a person so thoroughly energized and rejuvenated.

Only a few movies of recent times have even come close to carrying off this irony- think 'Fargo' or better still, 'Love Serenade' (interestingly and perhaps not coincidentally also directed by an Australian).

Every single element of 'Lawn Dogs' is magical. From the direction, cinematography, music and fairytale infused storyline which deals with the universally important issues of friendship, self-identity, family, community and class divisions, to the powerhouse performances from the two lead performers and amazing supporting cast.

John Diugan has demonstrated with 'Lawn Dogs' that he is indeed a true alchemist of the film world that can mix and dabble with the elements to produce pure, solid gold.

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