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Surrender Dorothy (1998)

Lahn is a heroin addict who will do anything for his dose. After he robs his roommate, Denis, he shows up at the door of Denis' best friend, Trevor, to see if he will hide him for a while. ... See full summary »

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Kevin DiNovis

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Kevin DiNovis
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Surrender Dorothy is a wild ride of a film, when severe family dysfunction collides with Hollywood dysfunction! Although this is a drama, her adventures are often crazy and hilarious, as ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Pryor Peter Pryor ... Trevor
Kevin DiNovis Kevin DiNovis ... Lanh / Dorothy
Jason Centeno Jason Centeno ... Denis
Elizabeth Banks ... Vicki (as Elizabeth Casey)
Elizabeth Casey Elizabeth Casey ... Vicky
Marcos Muniz Marcos Muniz ... Angel
Keri Merboth Keri Merboth ... Nadia
Richard Goldberg Richard Goldberg ... Troy
Marion Wrenn Marion Wrenn ... Candice
Lori Lantz Lori Lantz ... Fork Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Giancoli ... Bully
Gregory K. Maier Gregory K. Maier ... Medical Store Clerk
David Reineke David Reineke ... Bouncer in Barfight scene
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Lahn is a heroin addict who will do anything for his dose. After he robs his roommate, Denis, he shows up at the door of Denis' best friend, Trevor, to see if he will hide him for a while. He, who is terrified of women, agrees to let him stay in his apartment. In return for shelter and his daily dose, Trevor turns him into his slave and then into his dream girl, Dorothy. He uses psychological tactics to twist him into doing everything he asks. Written by Peter Storms <peter_storms@ascp.org>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dorothy paradosou See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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G. Rich Entertainment See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Roger Ebert hand-picked Surrender Dorothy as one of only ten films to inaugurate his first annual Ebertfest in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Sick with funny moments
9 February 1999 | by D ThroatSee all my reviews

This movie about a sexually depraved young man starts out good enough, but as soon as Dorothy appears, the story turns for the worse. Definitely not for everyone, though one could say the makers have been bold enough to make a movie about this subject.

I could care less, frankly, and was sometimes unpleasantly surprised by the eagerness of both leads to make it a realistic experience. Vote: 5/6


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