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Home Fries (1998)

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Pregnant Sally unknowingly falls for the stepson of the deceased father of her baby and has to deal with his homicidal family.

Director:

Dean Parisot

Writer:

Vince Gilligan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Sally Jackson
Catherine O'Hara ... Beatrice Lever
Luke Wilson ... Dorian Montier
Jake Busey ... Angus Montier
Shelley Duvall ... Mrs. Jackson
Kim Robillard ... Billy
Daryl Mitchell ... Roy
Lanny Flaherty ... Red Jackson
Chris Ellis ... Henry Lever
Blue Deckert ... Sheriff
Mark Walters Mark Walters ... Deputy
Shane Steiner ... Soldier in Jeep (as Tommy Shane Steiner)
Theresa Merritt ... Mrs. Vaughan
Jill Parker-Jones Jill Parker-Jones ... Lamaze Instructor
Morgana Shaw ... Lucy Garland
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Storyline

Hamburger joint waitress Sally Jackson is pregnant. When Beatrice, the wife of the father, finds out about his infidelity, she sends her sons from a previous marriage, military pilots Angus and Dorian Montier, to scare the living daylights out of him. Their gunship does such a good job, without hitting him, that he dies from a heart attack. Worrying about radio interference that night, they investigate who might have heard too much within the fairly empty reception perimeter, and soon discover only Sally could, still ignorant about her affair with his step-dad Henry. Dorian takes a job there to be sure, but soon falls for her himself, while mother-obsessed moron Angus would do anything to anyone for her honor... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Relações Perversas See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,784,023, 29 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,443,316, 24 January 1999
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robin Williams was originally going to play Red Jackson, but dropped out shortly before filming began. See more »

Goofs

When Angus is in the helicopter chasing Dorian, Sally and his mom, we see through the windshield of the helicopter that the highway is blocked off by orange cones and police cars. In the previous and subsequent shots, there is traffic flowing. See more »

Quotes

Angus: Mom, what'd you mean when you said Dorian was your favorite?
Mrs. Lever: Oh, Angus, I love you both.
[Holds thumb and forefinger an inch apart]
Mrs. Lever: It's a difference of *this* much.
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Soundtracks

Big Little Baby
Written by Reverend Horton Heat (as James C. Heath)
Performed by The Reverend Horton Heat
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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romantic and shy soul who loves to see Drew Barrymore play!
14 August 2004 | by hwatzeelsSee all my reviews

Beautiful film!! I have just seen it on the Dutch-speaking TV-channel KanaalTwee from Belgium! (Saturday 14 August 2004) With Dutch subtitles (although I can understand English very well!!).

Drew Barrymore is a very nice actress; I've seen her in "E.T.", "Never been kissed" and "The Wedding Singer"; all with Dutch subtitles in cinema in Brussels or at home in front of the TV. She looks great in all these movies!!

Luke Wilson (didn't know he was brother of Owen!) is handsome and has much potential for an actor!! He plays very nice!!

The story about pregnant Sally who falls in love with the stepson is not ridiculous to me! I am romantic myself; and can be very touched when seeing love romances on TV or in cinemas!

In "Never been kissed" Drew played a role which is somewhat similar to my real life; I am not handsome (beautiful)and I have been ridiculed a lot in my school period; I also fell in love with a teacher; I have been teased a lot... In most teenage movies there is also a guy who is a nerd; I feel like a nerd often but my high IQ (124) is not my handicap!!

Smart but ugly doesn't mean one should lock oneself up all the time! I have friends who take me as I am; who can laugh with my sense of humour and my language knowledge has lead me through difficult holiday travels (this year I go to Warsaw in Poland; I can easily understand English and speak German at a good level; Polish not!!)!!

"Home Fries" is a splendid movie to me!!!


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