Dog Park (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  24 September 1999 (USA)
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Sex comedy takes a look at contemporary dating mores and hypothesizes that the new dating location may be the dog walk in the park. A mild-mannered man loses his present girl friend to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Cavan, Dog Psychologist
Albert Schultz ...
Male Dog Owner #2
Jerry Schaefer ...
Ron James ...
Male Dog Owner #1


Sex comedy takes a look at contemporary dating mores and hypothesizes that the new dating location may be the dog walk in the park. A mild-mannered man loses his present girl friend to another man. His attraction to a kid's TV show hostess goes nowhere because of her obsession with her dog, Peanut. He then gets hooked up with an overly exuberant blonde who overwhelms him. He even lost his collie, Mogley, when his girl friend moved out. In a funny sub-plot, the collie is going to a doggie psychiatrist who determines the dog is being traumatized by his mistress' sexual antics. Jeri and Jeff are best friends whose constant smooching simply makes the leads life less comfortable. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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In this town, the new hot spot, is with Spot. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alysidota zevgaromata  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$154,524 (USA) (24 September 1999)


$242,093 (USA) (1 October 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In one scene in the movie, Andy goes into a bar with a bicycle wheel, saying that someone had stolen the rest of his bike. Director and co-star Bruce McCulloch once performed a skit on "Kids in the Hall" where he played a man whose bicycle wheel had been stolen, but the rest of the bike had been left behind. See more »


[holding up a hacky-sack]
Callum: Would you like to groove to my hacky-sack vibe?
Lorna: I... I... I wouldn't, no.
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Pictures of the main characters play throughout the credits. See more »


References Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) See more »


We Are The Supercool
Written by Richard McNevin-Duff
Published by Soul Buddha (PRS)
Performed by Space Monkeys
Courtesy of Chignon/Interscope Records
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"Dog Park" no walk in the park
23 September 2006 | by (Cleveland Ohio) – See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie. It was an interesting concept of people meeting at a dog park as they struggled to establish relationships. There was good comedic actors and cute pooches. But since it was supposed to be a romantic comedy, I didn't see much comedy and even less romance. All the characters were struggling and not having much enjoyment in their relationships. The actors Luke Wilson and Janeane Garofalo did their job OK but were working with weak material. None of it jelled and some of the characters such as the dog trainer sounded retarded. The dialog was wimpy and desperate at times. Sad. Lame. Lame. Lame.

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