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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Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Theresa Merritt's final film. See more »

Goofs

When Roy is teaching Dorian how to assemble a Big Buzz Double Cheeseburger, he states that the correct order is to place 3 onions and then 3 pickles. However, when Dorain is making the burger for the first time, Roy states that you should put the pickles on before the onions. See more »

Quotes

Sally: I've always dreamed of being a big hit singer.
Dorian: Oh, can you sing?
Sally: No, that's why they call them dreams.
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Soundtracks

Unchained Melody
Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret
Performed by Gheorghe Zamfir (as Zamfir)
Courtesy of Mercury, a division of PolyGram France
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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An Extremely Funny and Original Movie. A must see.
24 September 1998 | by tarantinoboySee all my reviews

Telling you the plot would kinda take away some of the suprising charm of this movie. Basically, the Drew Barrymore character is supposed to be killed by the son of the dead man she was sleeping with. But the guy starts to like her. There are several other twists thrown into the story. The screenplay by Vince Gilligan of the X-Files is unpredictable and the dialogue isn't stale like in so many other Hollywood films. Great performances by all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Fries See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,784,023, 29 November 1998

Gross USA:

$10,493,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,493,366
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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