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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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Patrick
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Mars (as Mars)
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Marilyn
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Ryan
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Ratcha
Michael Lenic ...
Zero
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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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Ripley ...
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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

Ryan: Don't look.
Marilyn: It's a surprise.
Patrick: [rolls eyes] Well, it can't be any worse than the last one.
Ryan: [in unison with Marilyn] Karaoke!
Marilyn: [flicks switch to turn on machine] Do!
Patrick: Hm. Wrong again.
Ryan: [with echo] Do you karaoke?
Patrick: I don't do that.
[with echo]
Patrick: So that's a no.
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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 »

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Referenced in Stargate: Continuum (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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Multum in parvo
5 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Made on the tightest of budgets, this blackish comedy about weirdo Patrick's frantic efforts to get rid of his sister's fiancé is remarkably funny. David Hewlett, who wrote and directed, is hilarious as resentment builds to homicidal mania, showing an unsuspected flair for slapstick and pratfalls: its a (literally!) knock-out performance. Paul McGillon (also from 'Stargate Atlantis') is a genial Ryan, the undeserving target of Patrick's frenzy, while Kate Hewlett (David's actual sister) is delightfully less demure than at first she seems. There's a bonus when Ryan's aunt turns up - but I'd better say no more!There could be a problem with a 'psycho' antihero, but Hewlett preserves a desperate charm. The dialogue is droll, the plot cleverly conceived, and when the odd joke misfires it is mainly through lack of resources. 'Much in a little', indeed!


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