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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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Ratcha
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Chris
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Elise
Cedar ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Hombre ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Jake ...
Neighbourhood Dog
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Johann ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Anna ...
Neighbourhood Dog
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

Patrick: [to Marilyn] You're evil!
[to Ryan]
Patrick: And you... you're SCOTTISH evil!
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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 »

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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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Very funny directorial debut
5 July 2007 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The twisty story and hilarious characterizations made this first film of Mr. Hewlett's a pleasure to watch, Other reviewers have commented on the clever plot and terrific performances, so I won't repeat that praise here - suffice it to say that I giggled my way through the movie.

Clever costuming really added to my enjoyment of the film - just quirky enough to establish character without distracting from the story. Marilyn's dresses in particular revealed as much about her as Ms. Hewlett's entertaining performance.

Director Hewlett used wide angle shots with a stationary camera to great effect for some of the outdoor scenes without overdoing it - the choices he made really added to the mood of the film. And actor Hewlett's expressive face and hilarious delivery made Patrick a very real person instead of the caricature that he easily could have become.

One small quibble - this is NOT a horror movie! Dark comedy in the hilarious mannered style of 'The Pink Panther' or 'A Fish Called Wanda', yes. Horror? Not so much. Which is fine by me!


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