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Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999)

Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish (original title)
Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chris Remi
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Alison
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Tony Remi
Heather Moudy ...
Nicole (as Heather Jae Marie)
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Burt
Melba Englander ...
Nurse
Bill Henderson ...
Clive Winter
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Kathy
Miriam Billington ...
Mother
Francesca Billington ...
Baby
Phillip Pennestri ...
Phil
Richard Cody ...
Rugby Guy #1
Deanna Aho ...
Girl on Porch
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Party Girl #1
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Party Girl #2
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Storyline

Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US Postal Service letter carrier, a single mom named Kathy who's come to LA from Wyoming with her daughter, a budding actress. Chris meets Anna, an Italian beauty working in the States for a few months wrangling animals on movie sets. Chris also befriends Clive, an aging and crusty man whose longing for his recently-deceased wife is a portrait of true love. Can Clive's example help Chris sort out his love life, and can Tony grow up enough to see the possibilities with Kathy and her daughter? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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two brothers, four women and the search for Magnetic Perfection

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
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10 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,994 (USA) (25 August 2000)

Gross:

$277,233 (USA) (10 November 2000)
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The film was shot on a schedule consisting of only 12 days. And on a budget of $40,000. See more »

Quotes

Chris Remi: Come on by, I'll do your taxes.
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A sweet wonderful movie
29 August 2000 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

It's good sometimes to be reminded we need low budget indie films to tell us warm, genuinely human stories. Despite poor production values wonderful performances shine through here. Most notable is Bill Henderson giving the performance of his life. Mainstream films offer so few strong emotional roles to the elderly (as opposed to pap like The Crew or Space Cowboys) that it's nice to see Bill shine. When I saw the premier screening at Toronto International Film Festival it received 3 standing ovations, one especially for Henderson, who was overwhelmed with joy to receive it.

I look forward to this film coming to town again so I can see it a second time after post-production.


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