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Dinner at Fred's (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 October 1997 (USA)
Richard leaves his corporate office for a weekend at the country house of his fiancé, who is his boss' daughter. On the way there, he is forced to accept an offer of lodging from local Fred... See full summary »

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Shawn Thompson (as Shawn Alex Thompson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Richard
Parker Posey ... Celia
Kevin McDonald ... Fred
John Neville ... Uncle Henrick
Valerie Mahaffey ... Susan
Trevor Blumas ... Young Richard
Joseph Kell ... Dennis
Patricia Gage ... Aunt Bonnie
Aidan Devine ... Officer Mike
Leon Pownall Leon Pownall ... George Billings
Don Francks ... Gus
Kristin Lehman ... Sarah Billings
Deborah Lobban ... Mom
Christopher Lloyd ... Dad
Anthony Nicholas Antonacci Anthony Nicholas Antonacci ... Young Billy (as Anthony Antonacci)
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Richard leaves his corporate office for a weekend at the country house of his fiancé, who is his boss' daughter. On the way there, he is forced to accept an offer of lodging from local Fred, and when he enters the house, the wacky family of Celia, her brother Dennis, and their parents won't let him move on away from it. The family believes they are under the curse of the wild turkey, by which anyone who stays past midnight in the rural house is doomed to never leave.

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine grauenvolle Familie See more »

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Richard: I am in a circle of hell that Dante never even dreamed of!
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Too fast to die
written and performed by Hermann Skibbe
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odd movie w/some good performances and several great lines
26 June 2000 | by unamachitaSee all my reviews

I rented this movie because I like Kevin McDonald (of Kids in the Hall fame) and Parker Posey, and they did not disappoint. Kevin's performance was quietly understated yet effective and funny. Parker, although made to wear weird costumes and apparently given some strange direction, did an excellent job with her character and the dialogue (she had some of the film's best lines). I really liked her character, probably mainly because she was the only one who seemed like a real person. Most of the cast were only adequate and were playing characters who apparently were there only to make the movie seem colorful. (Mostly it just seemed like the writer was trying too hard to populate the movie with eccentrics.) However, there were moments when the dialogue was suddenly sharp and witty for a line or two before it would revert back to mediocrity. Overall, I'd say this movie is worth seeing if you are a Parker Posey fan because she really does a great job of creating a sympathetic, interesting character mainly through sheer charisma and intelligent line readings. She's always fun to watch. I gave this movie 7 out of 10.


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