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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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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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Trivia

Theresa Merritt's final film. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Men (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

You Light Up My Life
Written by Joseph Brooks (as Joe Brooks)
Performed by Gheorghe Zamfir (as Zamfir)
Courtesy of Ranwood Records / A Welk Music Group Co.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Cute Black Romantic Comedy?
9 June 1999 | by great_sphinx_42See all my reviews

How does that work? Well. . .it does, and it doesn't. It's kind of strange, because this movie wasn't terribly complicated, but I'm still not sure what to make of it. So here's my tentative review: it's weird in a weird way. I mean, there are funny weird movies, and fun weird movies, and disgusting weird movies, and experimental weird movies, and mindless weird movies- and "Home Fries" is somehow none of those, either by an inch or by a mile. It's worth watching, don't get me wrong, but my feelings on this movie are uncharacteristically ambiguous. Drew is great, of course- she almost always is. I grew up in a tiny, Southern town, so I can vouch that the atmosphere seemed authentic. Luke Wilson is a charmingly unusual hero. Catherine O'Hara is funny as his psycho mother, and the Busey kid chews the scenery with both gusto and some amazing choppers, each obviously inherited from his dad. Some of the dialogue was really good, and there was a lot about this flick that was nicely understated. But overall...well, I occasionally get the urge to watch it again (because I like strange movies, and "Home Fries" is possessed of a strangeness I've never quite seen before,) but it certainly won't wear out before most of my other tapes. That, I guess, is the simplest and most honest review I can give it.


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