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Cold Dog Soup (1990)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 6 September 1990 (Australia)
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Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Metter

Writers:

Stephen Dobyns (book) (as Steven Dobyns), Thomas Pope (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Quaid ... Jack Cloud
Frank Whaley ... Michael Latchmer
Christine Harnos ... Sarah Hughes (as Kristina Harnos)
Sheree North ... Mrs. Hughes
Nancy Kwan ... Madame Chang
Dante Basco ... Chinese Boy
Peter Pan Peter Pan ... Chinese Chef
Pierre Epstein Pierre Epstein ... Marty
Jeff Chayette Jeff Chayette ... Hershel the Guard
Allan Trautman ... Joseph
Allen Bloomfield ... Irving
Evi Quaid ... Girl on Guard (as Evi Motolanez)
Nick LaTour ... The Bokor
Clifford Shegog Clifford Shegog ... Voodoo Doorman
Brent Hinkley ... Benny
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Storyline

Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic coteries. All the boy wants is to dispose of his date's dead dog Jasper and get back to the babe who's so hot she mutters darkly about being a Pressure Cooker: his conventional efforts are continually thwarted. Quaid is respected by the peculiar groups he interests in the dog's corpse and effects, and our one-gloved heroine is much keener on him than on her rather lackluster date. Written by Tanaqui Weaver <cen@ecs.ox.ac.uk>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1990 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Dog - Zur Hölle mit dem Himmelhund See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Jack Cloud was originally scripted as a black Caribbean man and Little Richard was suggested for the role. Whoopi Goldberg was then slated to play Jack before withdrawing from the role. See more »

Quotes

Michael Latchmer: How does he do that?
[the Bokur is floating a bathtub]
Jack Cloud: Special effects!
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Referenced in The Mighty Boosh: Jungle (2004) See more »

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The epitome of an indie film (without the Indie conceit)
14 March 2000 | by tlfarrellSee all my reviews

Cold Dog Soup is the epitome of an indie film: adventurous, low (low!) budget, and well-acted. At least, it was the epitome in 1990, before indie became "Indie" and conceited self-congratulatory productions became the norm. The crucial element to the films success is the acting of its principals and supporters; Frank Whalley and Randy Quaid play off each other magnificently, and the various savoury and unsavoury characters who make an appearance offer multi-toned performances with very little screen time to spare. Bottom line: this movie will be enjoyed by those who love great dialogue, great acting, and a twisted sense of humour.


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