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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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1990 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Dog Soup 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 novel does not have a here-we-go-again ending. See more »

Quotes

Jack Cloud: If Time heals all wounds, then does Time wound all heels?
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Referenced in The Mighty Boosh: Jungle (2004) See more »

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The lawsuit prompted by "Cold Dog Soup" receipts
13 March 2014 | by yocsmotelSee all my reviews

It's interesting that some people here speculated that the ratings on this movie were the subject of a "hit job," because the history of the movie is tragic. Here's how it was explained in BILLBOARD in 2001:

A judge threw out George Harrison's bid to keep his former business manager and partner Denis O' Brien from declaring bankruptcy. Harrison had just had lung cancer surgery and his lawyer told a judge in St. Louis he was too ill to testify. The judge didn't buy it. Of course, Harrison later died from lung cancer, but at the time, the judge said that his failure to appear was "obviously willful."

Harrison had already won an 11 million dollar judgment against O'Brien. Of course, declaring bankruptcy is a common thing - to avoid paying such judgments.

Losses on the film "Cold Dog Soup" prompted Harrison to sue O'Brien.


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