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Dogs in Space (1986)

R | | Drama | 1 January 1987 (USA)
The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events... See full summary »

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Richard Lowenstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hutchence ... Sam
Saskia Post ... Anna
Nique Needles ... Tim
Deanna Bond Deanna Bond ... The Girl
Tony Helou Tony Helou ... Luchio
Chris Haywood ... Chainsaw man
Peter Walsh Peter Walsh ... Anthony
Laura Swanson Laura Swanson ... Clare
Adam Briscomb Adam Briscomb ... Grant
Sharon Jessop Sharon Jessop ... Leanne
Edward Clayton-Jones Edward Clayton-Jones ... Nick
Martii Coles Martii Coles ... Mark
Chuck Meo Chuck Meo ... Charles
Caroline Lee Caroline Lee ... Jenny
Fiona Latham Fiona Latham ... Barbara
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Storyline

The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events are surrounded by a chaotic myriad of sub-plots. A homicidal chainsaw maniac's lust for his machine and a T.V station's offer of money in return for a piece of the Skylab satellite that has fallen to earth are just two. The film is composed of small fragments in the lives of its inhabitants, each following onto the next, sometimes overlapping and ending in tragedy. Written by Richard Moore <rick@zephyr.win-uk.net>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cani nello spazio See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Central Park Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on real life and several of the people the characters are based upon appear in the movie as extras. At the car flip-over party, the runaway girl sits on the lap of the real Sam, Michael Hutchence's character. The real Tim, filmmaker Richard Lowenstein, is seen in a blue and white striped shirt and wearing a head scarf at the same party. The real little guy in the trench coat appears outside the restroom where the movie little guy in a trench coat is shooting up. Chuck plays himself; that is the real Chuck Meo on screen. The real Sam can also be seen at the club, watching the woman doing the Nick Cave cover. See more »

Goofs

At one point, a cover for the Marvel Comics title "The Thing" is seen tacked up on the notice board. That series wasn't published until 1983, and the specific issue cover seen was published in 1985 - several years after the events of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Tim: That's TV, Sammy. That's what you watch when you've got no brain -- like you and me.
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Connections

Features Dragnet 1967 (1967) See more »

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Mr Clarinet
Written and performed by The Birthday Party
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Really quite good
28 September 2008 | by leegreatorexSee all my reviews

I have watched this film twice and would probably watch it again if it was on the tele or my friend had it on video. I definitely say that you should watch it once especially if you like punk and noisy new wave music ,which I do, because there is lots of it in this film. There is also a great bit when a girl explains sex to someone in a very frank way. It's more a film about growing up and friendship than about sex and punk music but it is quite gritty and real feeling which is good because it is like watching real life only much more exciting. There is also some drugs use in it and several lovely babes but it is really more of a serious film than a babefest and would appeal to women as well.


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