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Kicking the Dog -- Twelve friends bond over parties and sex one summer
Kicking the Dog -- While trying to make life altering decisions as their college careers come to an end, a group of old friends spend their time discussing nipples and wieners, poking boobs and impressing their younger friends while having the time of their lives.

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Twelve Friends, One Great Summer, Soon They Will Be Legends
Plot:
Twelve friends spend one last great summer together, partying and reminiscing, ultimately realizing they will soon go their separate ways in life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Carl T. Evans ... Matt

Elizabeth Schmidt ... Julie

Jarrod Pistilli ... Satchem

Joe Spellman ... Ronald
Scott Laska ... Josh

Vedette Lim ... Erin
Michael O'Grady Moriarty ... Robbie

Laura Bach ... Trish

Jessica Jolly ... Amy
Brendan Wynne ... Chubby Kid
Simone Stout ... Jen
Helen Green ... Angie
B.J. Riggins ... Julie's Mom
David M. Francis ... Amy's Impotent Boyfriend
Dawn Lammey ... Handsome Girl Who Won't Trade Panties
Abbey Showalter ... Easy Girl
April Gallagher ... Easier Girl
Hope Lammey ... Girl Who Trades Panties to Save $5
Leigh Earnshaw III ... Drunk Guy
Chris Schneider ... Sugar Bubbles
Justin Bilyeu ... Party Guy
Mike Damanskis ... Bigger Party Guy
Jonathan Stern ... Guy at Keg

Daniel Watchulonis ... Husky Girl's Father
Ike Davis ... Himself
Mark Wright ... Whiskey Neck
Matt Wright ... All Night Matt Wright
Tim Arndt ... Donald Hall
Kristen Lawrence ... Butt-Grabbed Girl
Joclyn Ott ... Tighty-Whitey Girl
Megan Wilson ... Girl with Big Ol' Rack
Lorianne Dye ... Dream Girl
Elizabeth Shin ... Dream Girl's Friend
Charles Green ... Lucky Little Fella (as Charles 'Chuck Love' Green)

Directed by
Randy Scooter Lammey 
 
Writing credits
Randy Scooter Lammey (writer)

Produced by
Randy Scooter Lammey .... producer
John Lutz .... associate producer
Malachi McGlone .... producer
David Shoshan .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Watchulonis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Randy Scooter Lammey 
 
Casting by
Randy Scooter Lammey 
 
Makeup Department
Justin Bilyeu .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clara Benice .... second assistant director
David M. Francis .... assistant director
John Welch .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
John Paul Endicott .... boom operator
Justin Gray .... sound mixer
Oak Porcelli .... boom operator
Andre Strumer .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benjamin Goldstein .... assistant camera
Alex Maslow .... key grip
Daniel D. Sariano .... assistant camera
Jonathan Stern .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Tommy Avallone .... additional casting
Ike Davis .... casting assistant
April Gallagher .... casting assistant
Shannon Gannon .... casting assistant
Dawn Lammey .... casting assistant
Mike Van Zandt .... casting assistant
 
Transportation Department
Dawn Lammey .... driver
Hope Lammey .... driver
 
Other crew
Mike Damanskis .... production assistant
Lee Davis .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Randall Lammey Sr. .... very special thanks
Mary Ellen Lammey .... very special thanks
Daniel Watchulonis .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive sexual content, language and some teen drinking
Runtime:
USA:91 min
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Stereo (RCA Sound System)
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Played opening night at the Drake Film Festival in Bagnoli, Italy in 2009.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The character of Matt wears two different styles of pants during the second evening in the movie. When he's in the bedroom with the first girl, he's wearing "warmup" pants that button down the side, which he rips off. Later, when he's in the bedroom with the second girl, he's wearing button-fly jeans, which he rips off.See more »
Quotes:
Robbie:In my car?
[regarding his brother fooling around with his girl]
Matt:My car's a convertible.
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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Funny and Generally Realistic, 19 October 2010
Author: bobw1842 from United States

Like most people, the box cover completely threw me off. The artwork is not a good representation of the movie - and in fact the two guys on the cover aren't in the movie as far as I can tell. I was somewhat stunned the first 5 minutes of the movie, since it was nothing that I expected - which was some hot girls prancing around a party and getting half naked. Then I started to laugh - and I kept laughing.

Honestly, I laughed more at this movie than maybe any movie I have ever seen. At times, I was almost ashamed to be laughing - but it was so perfect. Yeah, they say wiener and discuss sex in front of girlfriends - but it took me back to when I was 20 and did the exact same thing. And the conversations are perfect. Yes they're over-the-top at times - but didn't you have 1-2 guys in your crowd that went over-the-top because they knew it was funny? So, yes I laughed a lot - probably more than similar movies. That said, those other movies like Superbad, Amer Pie, Old School - are still better movies because they use more locations (which Kicking The Dog needed) which keep it more interesting, the characters/acting absorbs you more, and there is a plot - which is my main issue with KTD.

KTD needed a cool plot to become a top level movie. It's basically a 5/10 movie with 9/10 humor. But the super low budget gives it a bonus point. It's not like I ever thought, "where's the plot", because there are some, but nothing that sucks you in during those slower moments.

From the ratings, this is a love it or hate it movie. Like when Music Magazines do those "people's choice - best and worst bands of the year" and the same band wins both the best and the worst. That's how I see this movie. If you had similar experiences hanging out with friends, you will probably laugh your butt off and love this movie. If you didn't, then you will probably shut it off after 10 minutes. But there are some genuine moments (the girlfriend is cute and very good actress).

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