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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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Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Todd Solondz, Max Cantor, Alexandra Gersten
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Remi
... Danny
... Dina
... Dawn Wiener
... Brandon
... Jose
Haraldo Alvarez ... Luis
Dain Victorianio ... Jose Luis
... Tommy
Bridget Brown ... April
Curran Connor ... Video Game (voice)
... Warren
... Dave Schmerz
Patrick Caroll Jr. ... Garrett
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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Comedy | Drama

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

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21 July 2016 (Denmark)  »

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Jamnik  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$24,311, 26 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$445,392, 29 July 2016
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According to director Todd Solondz, the title character was portrayed by four dachshund show dogs but personally found them to be "dumb". See more »

Quotes

Danny: [yanking on the leash] Heel, motherfucker!
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References It Follows (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Wiener-Dog
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Produced by Marc Shaiman and Scott M. Riesett
Performed by Eric Morris (as Eric William Morris)
Backing Vocals by Neal Coomer, Dennis Collins, and Kevin Osborne
Guitars, 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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Depressing, dysfunctional and disgusting
26 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is NOT a comedy and not a story about a dog. It is a depressing series of "reality" glimpses focused on seriously disturbed persons, with only a couple of innocent and powerless normal persons who are victimized by the movie's leading characters. There is no story line, no plot and no connection between the scenes. The acting is pathetic, overplayed and out of control. The photography is amateur with no sense of timing or mood creation. The writer/director is obsessed with excrement and creates excessive amounts of it to share his passion with the viewer.. And the camera stays on these scenes as if the run button jammed. The disc went from my player to the trashcan. I didn't want anyone else to view it by accident. As an educational psychologist, I suggest that anyone who positively reviewed this film to seek counseling - quickly. And give your pet away asap, please!


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