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Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999)

Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish (original title)
Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Jordan

Writers:

Kevin Jordan (story), Derick Martini (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derick Martini ... Chris Remi
Amy Hathaway ... Alison
Steven Martini ... Tony Remi
Heather Moudy Heather Moudy ... Nicole (as Heather Jae Marie)
Wesley Thompson ... Burt
Melba Englander Melba Englander ... Nurse
Bill Henderson ... Clive Winter
Christa Miller ... Kathy
Miriam Billington Miriam Billington ... Mother
Francesca Billington Francesca Billington ... Baby
Phillip Pennestri Phillip Pennestri ... Phil
Richard Cody ... Rugby Guy #1
Deanna Aho Deanna Aho ... Girl on Porch
Ion Overman ... Party Girl #1
Rena Riffel ... Party Girl #2
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Storyline

Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US Postal Service letter carrier, a single mom named Kathy who's come to LA from Wyoming with her daughter, a budding actress. Chris meets Anna, an Italian beauty working in the States for a few months wrangling animals on movie sets. Chris also befriends Clive, an aging and crusty man whose longing for his recently-deceased wife is a portrait of true love. Can Clive's example help Chris sort out his love life, and can Tony grow up enough to see the possibilities with Kathy and her daughter? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

two brothers, four women and the search for Magnetic Perfection

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,994, 27 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$277,233, 12 November 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The 'Amy Hathaway' character "Alison", who inexplicably weeps during sex in the film, was based on 'Derick Martini's' ex-girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend showed up at a New York promotional screening and ran out of the theatre crying before the first reel ended. See more »

Quotes

Clive Winter: Slow it down. I said, slow... it... down. I mean, slow it way, way down. Aw, 'cause the trip is real quick.
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I saw this in NY
18 August 2000 | by loobelloSee all my reviews

Hi. I just saw a free screening of this film, which is now called Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire. It was a pure treat. A sensitive subtle film with alot of heart. Not like the usual edgy violent depressing independents that are shot on this kind of a budget. You care about these characters. I really enjoyed it.


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