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Wiener-Dog (2016)

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A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

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Todd Solondz

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Todd Solondz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keaton Nigel Cooke ... Remi
Tracy Letts ... Danny
Julie Delpy ... Dina
Greta Gerwig ... Dawn Wiener
Kieran Culkin ... Brandon
Rigoberto Garcia ... Jose
Haraldo Alvarez Haraldo Alvarez ... Luis
Dain Victorianio Dain Victorianio ... Jose Luis
Connor Long ... Tommy
Bridget Brown Bridget Brown ... April
Curran Connor Curran Connor ... Video Game (voice)
Charlie Tahan ... Warren
Danny DeVito ... Dave Schmerz
Patrick Carroll Jr. Patrick Carroll Jr. ... Garrett (as Patrick Caroll Jr.)
Molly Gay Molly Gay ... Ariadne
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A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2016 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Jamnik See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,311, 26 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$445,392, 29 July 2016
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Heather Matarazzo turned down a possibility the reprise her role of Dawn Wiener from Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995). She was replaced by Greta Gerwig. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [yanking on the leash] Heel, motherfucker!
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References Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Wiener-Dog
Vocal Performed by Eric Morris (as Eric William Morris)
Backing Vocals by Neal Coomer, Dennis Collins, and Kevin Osborne
Guitars and Banjo by Larry Saltzman
Fiddle by Gabe Witcher
Drums by Scott M. Riesett
Recorded and Mixed by Scott M. Riesett
Additional Recording by Mike Piersante
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I know how to spell Solondz and Wiener
14 August 2016 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

Todd Solondz makes interesting movies about odd, unattractive people, the people you're trying not to be, while most of other movies Focus on idealized people. I found this hist most entertaining movie so far, which might be either because he has become lighter and funnier, or because this was the first time I saw one of his movies on the big screen. In general I'd say that I find his films are more suited to a proper cinema because it makes it easier to admire his perfectionist visual style and to sit through the movie, which is not always easy.

Solondz follows an art for the sake of art approach that is oddly entertaining and fascinating. You don't get to see this stuff anywhere else. On the other hand, you don't come away with great moral lessons or anything. But then I don't want movies with moral lessons. I tend to get them from my mum already.

Wiener Dog is a set of four short films about four completely different people (a young boy, a young woman, an aging professor and an old Lady) connected only by the successive ownership of a small dog.

It suits Solondz's approach that he doesn't get to dwell on each person for overly long.


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