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The Hamster Cage (2005)

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Lucy and Paul return to their childhood home for a celebration dinner when their Uncle Stan shows up with inappropriate gifts for all, and a way-too-young fiancée named Candy. Once the gifts are unwrapped, all Hell breaks loose.

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Lucy
Scott Hylands ...
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Phil
Tom Scholte ...
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Lucy and Paul return to their childhood home for a celebration dinner when their Uncle Stan shows up with inappropriate gifts for all, and a way-too-young fiancée named Candy. Once the gifts are unwrapped, all Hell breaks loose.

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Scott Hylands left the set half way through shooting to have eye surgery. He returned for the last five days of shooting. See more »

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Three courses: laughter, nervous laughter and squeamishness - yum!
15 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Smart people can teach us so much" - Candy

Candy is an outsider that's lucky enough to attend a family celebration where the main course is family dysfunction. The Hamster Cage does a great job of using that family's dysfunction to create separate courses of out right laughter, nervous laughter, squeamishness, and taboo.

The most impressive characteristic of the show is it deals with serious issues and could easily have gone overboard in some areas but holds back allowing the story and characters to keep the focus over potential shock value.

There are some great one liners in this show which also saw good performances come out through great characters.

Definitely worth a watch.


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