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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)

Shy, chain-smoking, insomniac Peter McGowan is an L.A. playwright with a string of hits that preceded his current ten years of failed productions. His mother-in-law is sinking into senility... See full summary »

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Melanie McGowen (as Robin Wright Penn)
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False Peter
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Janitor
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Shy, chain-smoking, insomniac Peter McGowan is an L.A. playwright with a string of hits that preceded his current ten years of failed productions. His mother-in-law is sinking into senility, a stranger is meandering the neighborhood claiming to be him, neighbors have a new dog that barks all night; his wife wants to have a child, and he does not: he's become impotent. He's working on a new play when a single mom moves in next door with her 8-year-old daughter. His wife immediately invites the girl into the McGowan household. Will this child stir Peter's paternal feelings? Will she also help him get his dialogue right? And what of his doppelganger and the neighbor's dog? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One man's pet is another man's peeve.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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5 March 2003 (France)  »

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Como Matar o Cão do Vizinho  »

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Budget:

$7,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,956 (USA) (24 February 2002)

Gross:

$48,564 (USA) (21 April 2002)
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Outside of festivals, the film did not receive a major theatrical release and wound up going directly to cable. See more »

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Handler: Mr. McGowen, I think we're ready. This way, please.
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After the credits roll, there is a short break showing the scene portraying the dog after it had been shot. The director shouts "cut," and the dog gets off the ground and barks. See more »

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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »

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My Love
Written by Tony Hatch
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Laugh out loud funny!!
18 September 2000 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Toronto International Film Festival and it was the funniest movie I had seen in years. The writing was fantastic and the performances were excellent. Kenneth Branagh's timing of his lines were perfect and the audience (of 2000) were literally laughing so hard we were crying. Definitely thumbs up!!!!A Must see!!


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