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Dogs in Space (1986)

R | | Drama | 1 January 1987 (USA)
The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hutchence ... Sam
Saskia Post ... Anna
Nique Needles Nique Needles ... Tim
Deanna Bond Deanna Bond ... The Girl
Tony Helou Tony Helou ... Luchio
Chris Haywood ... Chainsaw man
Peter Walsh Peter Walsh ... Anthony
Laura Swanson Laura Swanson ... Clare
Adam Briscomb Adam Briscomb ... Grant
Sharon Jessop Sharon Jessop ... Leanne
Edward Clayton-Jones Edward Clayton-Jones ... Nick
Martii Coles Martii Coles ... Mark
Chuck Meo Chuck Meo ... Charles
Caroline Lee Caroline Lee ... Jenny
Fiona Latham Fiona Latham ... Barbara
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Storyline

The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events are surrounded by a chaotic myriad of sub-plots. A homicidal chainsaw maniac's lust for his machine and a T.V station's offer of money in return for a piece of the Skylab satellite that has fallen to earth are just two. The film is composed of small fragments in the lives of its inhabitants, each following onto the next, sometimes overlapping and ending in tragedy. Written by Richard Moore <rick@zephyr.win-uk.net>

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cani nello spazio See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Central Park Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on real life and several of the people the characters are based upon appear in the movie as extras. At the car flip-over party, the runaway girl sits on the lap of the real Sam, Michael Hutchence's character. The real Tim, filmmaker Richard Lowenstein, is seen in a blue and white striped shirt and wearing a head scarf at the same party. The real little guy in the trench coat appears outside the restroom where the movie little guy in a trench coat is shooting up. Chuck plays himself; that is the real Chuck Meo on screen. The real Sam can also be seen at the club, watching the woman doing the Nick Cave cover. See more »

Goofs

At one point, a cover for the Marvel Comics title "The Thing" is seen tacked up on the notice board. That series wasn't published until 1983, and the specific issue cover seen was published in 1985 - several years after the events of the movie. See more »

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Charles: Bloody crazy sex maniacs!
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Dog Food
Written and performed by Iggy Pop
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Looking to see the film and hear the album again
8 August 2003 | by uwtmojoSee all my reviews

It has been about 15 years since I saw the movie. The best part, as I can remember was when Michael Hutchence (the late lead singer of INXS) was lying with his girlfriend in their bedroom and he told her the story of the "Green Monster". They were both very high and it was totally pointless. As a teenager, watching Michael Hutchence in a film was a very moving experience for my girlfriend and I who idolized INXS. We each memorized the story about the "Green Monster" [which is on the soundtrack to the movie as well]. I also believe that the movie had a fairly good volkswagon crash. There were also some other destructive and disgusting, but entertaining events that were kind of quirky. Some Americans would enjoy viewing this film.


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