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A Dog's Breakfast (2007)

A dysfunctional man living a secluded life believes that he has accidentally killed his sister's TV star fiancé.

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Cast

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Patrick
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Mars (as Mars)
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Marilyn
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Ryan
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Ratcha
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Chris
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Elise
Cedar ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Hombre ...
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Jake ...
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Sam ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Johann ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Anna ...
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Storyline

If you've never been good at anything in your life, why would murder be any different? A Dog's Breakfast is a head smacking, bone breaking, fiancé bashing romp, about a family that just loves themselves to pieces. Patrick has always had a somewhat combative relationship with his little sister Marilyn. But when she brings home her new TV star fiancé Ryan, it's all out war. When Patrick fails to drive a wedge between the happy couple, he reaches for sharper instruments. Every family has a few skeletons in the closet; A Dog's Breakfast is the nightmarishly funny mess Patrick makes when he tries to add another to his. Written by David Hewlett

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Patrick wants to add another skeleton to the family closet. See more »

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A Dog's Breakfast - Eine Leiche für den Hund  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The show watched is called "Starcrossed," which is also the title of an episode from Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (2000), in which Stargate SG-1 (1997) actor Michael Shanks met his future wife Lexa Doig, who also guest stared on several episodes of Stargate: SG-1, as did actors David Hewlett, Christopher Judge, and Michael Lenic. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn: Is he sweet or what?
Patrick: I'll take the "or what".
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, "A Film by" appears, followed by a brief scene showing the back of the house from the movie, where the cast and crew shout "all of us!" someone yells "Wooh!". David Hewlett says "Now turn that bloody thing off!". Then the URL adogsbreakfastmovie.com appears. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: The Kindred: Part 2 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

All 4 You
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap & Scott Nickoley
Performed by Tony Dowdy
Courtesy Marc Ferrari (as Marc Ferarri) / MasterSource
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Dark comedy at it's best
19 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I actually rented this movie expecting to be disappointed.

We laughed almost the entire way through the film, and it was so strange and hilarious that I intend to purchase it at my first opportunity. You might need to possess that certain type of twisted sense of humor to enjoy it. But if you do, you'll enjoy it immensely.

Every single member of the cast turns in a fantastic performance. Even characters who are seen for mere seconds become memorable. David and Kate Hewlett are obviously siblings, but they actually capture that antagonistic sibling relationship very well.

These are the type of independent films I wish were being made. It is smart, funny, and well shot.


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