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A Dog's Breakfast (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 3 March 2007 (USA)
A dysfunctional man living a secluded life believes that he has accidentally killed his sister's TV star fiancé.

Director:

David Hewlett

Writers:

David Hewlett, David Hewlett (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
David Hewlett ... Patrick
Mars the Dog ... Mars (as Mars)
Kate Hewlett ... Marilyn
Paul McGillion ... Ryan
Rachel Luttrell ... Ratcha
Michael Lenic Michael Lenic ... Zero
Christopher Judge ... Chris
Amanda Byram ... Elise
Cedar Cedar ... Neighbourhood Dog
Hombre Hombre ... Neighbourhood Dog
Jake Jake ... Neighbourhood Dog
Sam Sam ... Neighbourhood Dog
Johann Johann ... Neighbourhood Dog
Anna Anna ... Neighbourhood Dog
Ripley Ripley ... Neighbourhood Dog
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Storyline

If you've never been good at anything in your life, why would murder be any different? A Dog's Breakfast is a head smacking, bone breaking, fiancé bashing romp, about a family that just loves themselves to pieces. Patrick has always had a somewhat combative relationship with his little sister Marilyn. But when she brings home her new TV star fiancé Ryan, it's all out war. When Patrick fails to drive a wedge between the happy couple, he reaches for sharper instruments. Every family has a few skeletons in the closet; A Dog's Breakfast is the nightmarishly funny mess Patrick makes when he tries to add another to his. Written by David Hewlett

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dog | vegetarian | See All (2) »

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Patrick wants to add another skeleton to the family closet. See more »


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Trivia

The set used for "Starcrossed" is the same as the X-303/BC-304 set used in Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. See more »

Quotes

Patrick: [to Marilyn] You're evil!
[to Ryan]
Patrick: And you... you're SCOTTISH evil!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, "A Film by" appears, followed by a brief scene showing the back of the house from the movie, where the cast and crew shout "all of us!" someone yells "Wooh!". David Hewlett says "Now turn that bloody thing off!". Then the URL adogsbreakfastmovie.com appears. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stargate: Continuum (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

All 4 You
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap & Scott Nickoley
Performed by Tony Dowdy
Courtesy Marc Ferrari (as Marc Ferarri) / MasterSource
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Unexpectedly Hilarious
3 February 2007 | by kaos-32See all my reviews

I had the pleasure to see the special screening in LA back in November, and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought this would be a so-so vanity project for an actor (David Hewlett), but this is one of the best comedies on film. I want to see it again because I missed bits as the laughter was so loud - and virtually continuous. It is absolutely brilliant. A Dog's Breakfast *deserves* a wide release. It's a sleeper that will make a ton of money by word of mouth. Unfortunately, I think Hollywood is allergic to intelligent films. Think "Napoleon Dynamite" but better, oh Hollywood machine!

Best of all, this film is very original - dark, but sophisticated, intelligent and good-natured. It's suitable for pretty much anyone without pandering to the lowest common denominator (i.e. no fart jokes).

David Hewlett is an underrated actor - rent the Canadian TV series "Traders" if you can - he is quite remarkable. You can also catch him in Stargate Atlantis (he can steal a scene with just his posture). I hope that "A Dog's Breakfast" gives him a wider audience. I also hope he expands his horizons as a filmmaker. Write more, please! Kate Hewlett is also very good, and this sibling pairing worked well. Kate plays the "straight man" wonderfully. She might not have a lot projects under her belt but she was equal to David on screen. She is a strong, charismatic, skilled actress. She has the chops to carry a film on her own.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desayuno de perros See more »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Kibble Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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