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Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)

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A recently engaged woman's life is thrown into turmoil after confessing to her fiancé that she once experimented with bestiality.

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Bobcat Goldthwait
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melinda Page Hamilton ... Amy
Bryce Johnson ... John
Geoff Pierson ... Dad
Colby French ... Ed
Jack Plotnick ... Dougie
Bonita Friedericy ... Mom / Wrestling Girl
Brian Posehn ... Randy
Morgan Murphy ... Linda
Steve Agee ... Carl
Lisa Salzano Lisa Salzano ... Wrestling Girl
Candiss Cogdill Candiss Cogdill ... Wrestling Girl
Harvey J. Alperin Harvey J. Alperin ... Principal
Ernest Misko Ernest Misko ... Priest (as Ernie Misko)
Rebecca Avery ... Rest Area Mom
Kira Burri Kira Burri ... Rest Area Girl
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Storyline

An impulsive sexual encounter from her past haunts Amy, an otherwise seemingly normal young woman with a bright future and nice-guy fiancé. But her fiancé has suggested that the couple be completely honest and tell each other everything! When Amy finally relents, encouraged to tell the truth by her coworker and mother (neither of whom really knows what she has to disclose), and reveals her secret, all hell breaks loose. Written by Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival Director

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A new breed of romantic comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and aberrant sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Dogs Lie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,890, 22 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,890, 22 October 2006
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HareBrained Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Roy Orbison and Mom scene (where Roy's face is obscured) featured the director as Roy Orbison. See more »

Goofs

When Amy and Mom come in to wake up John and Dougie in the morning, the piano is sitting on Dougie's crotch. Then it is not there. Then, Mom moves it back over his crotch before they leave the room. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy: My name is Amy and, yes, at college I blew my dog.
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Crazy Credits

No animal was harmed or pleasured in the making of this movie. See more »

Connections

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Boum
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
Courtesy of France Music Corp c/o Sunkin Law Corp. and Angel Records/EMI Classics
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Loved it
26 April 2009 | by njenkinsonSee all my reviews

Bob Goldthwait? Interesting...

Once you get past the "disgusting thing", this movie makes you think about how honest we are with those we love. How much information is too much? Is withholding something the same as lying? Do we really need to share everything with someone in order to be close with them? Does someone need to know everything about you to truly love you?

I thought it was well written and acted. I don't recall seeing Melinda Page Hamilton before this, but I thought she was great. Her parents also did a good job with their roles.

I'd watch it again.


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