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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vince Gilligan originally wrote the screenplay for this film in 1989, for a screenwriting class he was taking at New York University. See more »

Goofs

Position of Sally and Dorian's faces while they're kissing in the helicopter. See more »

Quotes

Dorian: I'd like to be the father-to-be.
Sally: You can't be the father and the brother! That's the kind of thing that messes kids up!
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Soundtracks

Brick House
Written by Lionel Richie, Ronald La Pread (as Ronald LaPread), Walter Orange,
Milan Williams, Thomas McClary and William King
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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This Movie Is Much Better than the Marketing of it would have you Believe.
2 August 2000 | by leechcoSee all my reviews

I just caught this movie on cable, this was the first time I saw it. I remember seeing the adverts for it and thinking it looked mildly interesting, but that it was a piece of romantic comedy fluff that I could wait and rent or something and watch at home without inflicting $20 in movie tickets and an evening of "Chick Flick" on my Husband. BOY! I wish I'd slipped a tape in, cause he would've loved it!!! It was definitely a movie worth full admission in a theatre. The Marketing Department, apparently didn't watch the movie, they sold it all wrong.

I have noticed an increasing trend in that direction, I've skipped some because the marketing made them look AWFUL only to find out they were real gems.

If you are in the mood for skillful mix of mystery, romantic comedy, and dark humour then I strongly recommend you rent this movie, or catch it on Cable.


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