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Drawing Flies (1996)

A young man, with the help of his unsuspecting roommates, hikes through the Canadian wilderness in search of Sasquatch.

Directors:

Matthew Gissing (as Matt Gissing), Malcolm Ingram

Writers:

Malcolm Ingram, Matthew Gissing (as Matt Gissing)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Donner
Renée Humphrey ... Meg
Jason Mewes ... Az
Carmen Llywelyn ... Cassidy (as Carmen Lee)
Martin Brooks Martin Brooks ... Jake
Gloria Ingram Gloria Ingram ... Welfare Worker
Kristin Mosier Kristin Mosier ... Girl working party door / Additional Bigfoot
Sheryl Brooks Sheryl Brooks ... Girl working party door
Joey Lauren Adams ... Hippy Chick (as Lauren Lyle)
Kevin Smith ... Self (as Silent Bob)
Chris Pastras Chris Pastras ... Pierre
Brian Pearson ... Velma hater
Ethan Suplee ... Ethan (as Willam Black)
Fido Fido ... Cat at party
Lisa Zimmerman Lisa Zimmerman ... Bartender
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Storyline

Donner and his roomates are out of money and about to get evicted from their home. So as a diversion from their situation, he invites them to his father's cabin in the Canadian wilderness. They all go along, but soon learn that there's no cabin - he's really trying to find Sasquatch. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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A good monster is a terrible thing to waste

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Comedy

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Trivia

The filmmakers used the same camera Kevin Smith used to film Clerks and the same cast he used to make Mallrats. Filming for Drawing Flies began right after Mallrats. See more »

Quotes

Donner: We're out here we may as well see something besides this van.
Az: Hey fuck you, I like the van, we can play tapes.
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Crazy Credits

Josh Stafford - cookie inspector/cat poisoner See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD Features two versions of the film. The normal version and the 'Director's Cut' which is four minutes longer. The DVD Also features deleted scenes which include two longer takes of the guys on the couch talking about what they're going to do, two takes of the Directors as fanboys, and a take of the directors trying to get Jason Mewes to act. See more »

Connections

Referenced in An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) See more »

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Scootin'
Written & Performed by Superconductor
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A Must-See For All View Askew Fans
28 June 2002 | by Thonolan3See all my reviews

Judged on it's own merits, it's a decent movie. When considered as part of the View Askew universe, it is a whole lot of fun. The basic plot is quite clever, Jason Lee's performance is excellent, and its a lot of fun to see most of the Mallrats cast reunited for this film. Its a very talky movie, but is never boring.

Of course, this film has it's share of problems, too. Poor sound, the fact that large sections of the movie seem to be missing ( it is somewhat disjointed and has a running time of less than a hour), plus an ending that I didn't particularly like.

If you're not a fan of View Askew, then there is no real reason to watch this movie. If you are a fan, then by all means buy the DVD. After one initial viewing, be sure to watch it again with the cast commentary.

I gave this movie 7 stars.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2002 (USA) See more »

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