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Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)

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A recently engaged woman's life is thrown into turmoil after confessing to her fiancé that she once experimented with bestiality.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mom / Wrestling Girl
Lisa Salzano ...
Wrestling Girl
Candiss Cogdill ...
Wrestling Girl
Harvey J. Alperin ...
Ernest Misko ...
Priest (as Ernie Misko)
Rest Area Mom
Kira Burri ...
Rest Area Girl


An impulsive sexual encounter from her past haunts Amy, an otherwise seemingly normal young woman with a bright future and nice-guy fiancé. But her fiancé has suggested that the couple be completely honest and tell each other everything! When Amy finally relents, encouraged to tell the truth by her coworker and mother (neither of whom really knows what she has to disclose), and reveals her secret, all hell breaks loose. Written by Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival Director

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and aberrant sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Dogs Lie  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,890 (USA) (20 October 2006)


$10,890 (USA) (20 October 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Roy Orbison and Mom scene (where you cannot see Roy's face,) featured the director as Roy Orbison. See more »


When Amy and Mom come in to wake up John and Dougie in the morning, the piano is sitting on Dougie's crotch. Then it is not there. Then, Mom moves it back over his crotch before they leave the room. See more »


[first lines]
Amy: My name is Any and, yes, at college I blew my dog.
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Crazy Credits

No animal was harmed or pleasured in the making of this movie. See more »


Referenced in Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either. (2012) See more »


Performed by Charles Trenet
Courtesy of France Music Corp c/o Sunkin Law Corp. and Angel Records/EMI Classics
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Twisted yet Sweet
10 October 2006 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in a preview screening presented by Bobcat Goldthwait. He was incredibly funny as he talked about the hassles that he had to go through to get this film made.

It was definitely worth it. This film really cuts to the core of human relationships. It deals with love fidelity, and the value and pitfalls of secrets and honesty. Yes, it challenges society's mores, but in a sweet and very funny way.

The casting and writing are both fantastic.

The only major drawback is the graininess of some of the digital photography.

This film may end up being portrayed as a gimmick movie, but that is really an afterthought to the humanity of this fine film.

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