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Director:
Writer:
John Bell (written by)
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Genre:
Tagline:
Dogs. Donkeys. Denial. There's no place like home.
Plot:
Asks the question, Is it really possible to relate to ones parents and siblings after being replaced by the family dog? . . . Perhaps as friends - weird friends? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Fun Film! See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shawn Hatosy ... Brian Worthington

DJ Qualls ... Kenny Worthington

Tom Bower ... Frank Worthington

Nikki Reed ... Allison

Ann Dowd ... Dottie Worthington

Cameron Richardson ... Erin Worthington

Georgia Mae Lively ... Maddy

Kevin Murray ... Clyde

Angus Sutherland ... Walker
Keith Woodard ... Grocery Store Customer
William Rough ... Butcher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Cupp ... Announcer
Jacqueline Harvey ... Cashier
Chris Jenkins ... Busboy
Chris Jenkins ... Busboy

Mark Joy ... Waiter
Paul Lieberman ... The Referee
Craig Talbot ... Gus
Rebecca Taylor ... Local Beauty Queen
Tom Townsend ... Walt

Directed by
Zackary Adler 
 
Writing credits
John Bell (written by)

Produced by
Ray Brown .... line producer
Tim Estep .... producer
Gary Giudice .... associate producer
Joseph Harmon .... associate producer
Bruce Heller .... producer
Scott LeGrand .... producer
Marc Lieberman .... producer
Matthew Parker .... associate producer
Barry R. Sisson .... producer
Rebecca Taylor .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Dawn Landes 
Steve Salett 
 
Cinematography by
Hernan Otaño  (as Hernan Michael Otaño)
 
Film Editing by
Rachel Goodlett Katz 
 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
 
Production Design by
Ruth De Jong 
 
Set Decoration by
Taylor Savas Reese 
 
Costume Design by
Derek Sullivan 
 
Makeup Department
Shirley Baker .... key hair stylist
Christle Chumney .... assistant makeup artist
Joseph P. Hurt .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marc Lieberman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Hoskins .... second assistant director
Diane Naughton .... second second assistant director
Joanna Shattuck .... second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Clint Bonner .... property master
Peter De Jong .... art intern
Christopher Nelson .... set dresser (as Chris Nelson)
Stephen G. Shifflette .... lead man
Nathan J. Smith .... art intern
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
William Britt .... sound
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer
Eric Gitelson .... assistant sound editor
Michael Moore .... boom operator
John Moros .... dialogue editor
Ian Stynes .... dialogue mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wes Bailey .... best boy grip
Cheyenne Ball .... additional electrician
Frank Boone .... key grip
John Brown .... third grip
Chris Carpenter .... additional electrician
Katie Dainson .... second assistant camera
James Dombey .... third electrician
Josh Ferguson .... vtr operator
John P. Fleenor .... still photographer
Todd Free .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Hurt .... camera intern
Scott Inge .... first assistant camera
Bruce Johnson .... additional photographer: second unit
Matt Kelly .... additional camera loader
Julian Porter .... fourth grip
Nate Slevin .... camera loader
S. Benny Smyth .... gaffer
Hektor Stockton .... best boy electric
James Stockton .... additional electrician
Vince Sweeney .... camera production assistant
 
Casting Department
Joseph Harmon .... extras casting
Julie Swistak .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tre Knight .... set costumer
Anna Prisekin .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mike Ford .... assistant editor
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Henry Hoke .... music coordinator
Geoff Sherr .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Leia Atwell .... set intern
Anthony Baker .... craft service
Melissa Bostian .... location assistant
Jessica Brown .... set intern
Catherine Cahill .... dog wrangler (as Leslie Connell)
Chris Clack .... production office intern
Caitlin Crowe .... production office intern
Hugh Edwards .... world sales agent
Jessica Erwin .... craft service
Kyle Estep .... production intern
Miriam Fields .... animal wrangler
Brent Finnegan .... electronic press kit
Ashley Fish .... production office intern
Jonathan Gray .... production attorney
Pete Hagen .... key production assistant
Rena Hanover .... production assistant
Henry Hoke .... assistant to producers
Karen Hurt .... tutor
Kim Ludlow .... script supervisor
Brinton Lukens .... production office intern
Kirby Martin .... set intern
Hunter Moye .... assistant to director
Chris Nelson .... production assistant
Tina Nelson .... production accountant
Rob Reinders .... set intern (as Robert Reinders)
Wade Reishman .... production office intern
Matthew V. Sedeen II .... production assistant
Aaron L. Sedeen .... production assistant
Terre Sisson .... food consultant
Kathy Sizemore .... production accountant
Eric Stamer .... caterer
Jason Stefaniak .... sponsor
Karle Stewart .... craft services coordinator
Ty Strickler .... electronic press kit
Blake Williams .... publicist
 

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
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86 min
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Referenced in Moviemaking in Virginia: Take 3 (2008) (V)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fun Film!, 16 January 2009
Author: from United States

I saw this film with no expectations one evening with my boyfriend and we were both pleasantly surprised. The story is eerily familiar as the characters are not-such-strangers since they can remind you of your own acquaintances...a fun yet frightening realization. My one criticism would be that there seems to be some parts that lack soundtrack or background noises. Maybe this was a creative decision to force us to focus on the uncomfortable moments?

This movie is a fantastic portrayal of the beauty in family dysfunction. Witty and sometimes painful, this film has you falling in love with its characters before you even realize it. A great movie with a great message! I definitely recommend watching this fun film!

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Opening this weekend 3/6 in DALLAS! Pin-upGirl
Release dates for other cities?? buggebt7025
Great Date Night film!! tcote91
Familiar Strangers Opening Nov. 14 in Virginia - more cities coming soon Pin-upGirl
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