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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 fiancée, his boss' daughter. On the way he is forced to accept an offer of lodging from local Fred, and when he... See full summary »

Director:

Shawn Thompson

Writer:

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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Storyline

Richard leaves his corporate office for a weekend at the country house of his fiancée, his boss' daughter. On the way 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 away from it. The family believes they are under the curse of the wild turkey, by which anyone who stays in the rural house past midnight is doomed to never leave.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Richard: What if he's up late catching a movie?
Fred: He doesn't watch TV!
Dennis: Not since he blew a hole in it with his shotgun.
[Richard reacts]
Fred: Don't worry. He was just mad at Phil Donahue about the episode where he wore a dress. Who didn't shoot their TV that day?
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Too fast to die
written and performed by Hermann Skibbe
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Great narrative and imaginative, film makes you feel good!
20 August 1999 | by holgi-2See all my reviews

Who will ever forget Mrs. Posey after have seeing this film?

Those of YOU who still have dreams and are in the mood for a weird film with "Gilbert Grape" characters have to see this one. I saw the film in September 1997 on the Hamburg Film festival at the Abaton. There was an overwhelming applause from the so called "cool" Hamburg audience for this good entertainment.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine grauenvolle Familie See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color
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