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Home Fries (1998)

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Pregnant Sally unknowingly falls for the stepson of the deceased father of her baby and has to deal with his homicidal family.

Director:

Dean Parisot

Writer:

Vince Gilligan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Sally Jackson
Catherine O'Hara ... Beatrice Lever
Luke Wilson ... Dorian Montier
Jake Busey ... Angus Montier
Shelley Duvall ... Mrs. Jackson
Kim Robillard ... Billy
Daryl Mitchell ... Roy
Lanny Flaherty ... Red Jackson
Chris Ellis ... Henry Lever
Blue Deckert ... Sheriff
Mark Walters Mark Walters ... Deputy
Shane Steiner ... Soldier in Jeep (as Tommy Shane Steiner)
Theresa Merritt ... Mrs. Vaughan
Jill Parker-Jones Jill Parker-Jones ... Lamaze Instructor
Morgana Shaw ... Lucy Garland
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Storyline

Hamburger joint waitress Sally Jackson is pregnant. When Beatrice, the wife of the father, finds out about his infidelity, she sends her sons from a previous marriage, military pilots Angus and Dorian Montier, to scare the living daylights out of him. Their gunship does such a good job, without hitting him, that he dies from a heart attack. Worrying about radio interference that night, they investigate who might have heard too much within the fairly empty reception perimeter, and soon discover only Sally could, still ignorant about her affair with his step-dad Henry. Dorian takes a job there to be sure, but soon falls for her himself, while mother-obsessed moron Angus would do anything to anyone for her honor... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Relações Perversas See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,784,023, 29 November 1998

Gross USA:

$10,493,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,493,366
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vince Gilligan originally wrote the screenplay for this film in 1989, for a screenwriting class he was taking at New York University. See more »

Goofs

When the Oldsmobile station wagon pulls up to the drive thru window in the first scene of the movie, it has a beige interior with door mounted seat belts. When the station wagon is shown in the next scene, the interior appears blue and has standard seat belts. See more »

Quotes

Sally: I've always dreamed of being a big hit singer.
Dorian: Oh, can you sing?
Sally: No, that's why they call them dreams.
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Soundtracks

Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
Written and Performed by Chris Isaak
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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An atrociously stupid film!
15 October 1999 | by baumerSee all my reviews

I usually go to matinees. When you work in a big city, you have that luxury ( I work in T.O. ). Therefore I have ended up seeing some films that I never would have had the chance to see otherwise. I remember A Simple Plan did not get a nation wide release, Playing by heart did not come to some of the smaller towns and even American Beauty took three weeks to come to my hometown of London Ontario. But for every good film that you get to see in a big city, you are suckerpunched by a piece of garbage like this. This film has bad everything. The acting is laughable, the plot is uninteresting, the directing is transparent, the scenes that are played for laughs are enbarassing and the scenes that are supposed to be dark and edgy are really stupid and completely unrealistic. If this film was written honestly there is no way that half of the scenes would have happened. I know that movies are supposed to ask you to suspend disbelief, but when you are sitting in the theater and you end up groaning more than ten or twenty times at the absurdity of the film and what it asks you to believe, then suspension of disbelief is a foreign phrase, I have no idea what it means because I do not care about the movie or it's characters.

To start with, Drew Barrymore is awful in this film. She can be charming and sexy and seductive and captivating when she has the right role, but when she is playing against what she is good at ( Never Been Kissed along with this one ) she bombs. I didn't care for her character, I didn't like her character and I certainly didn't care if she lived or died. I thought it would have been better if she was shot dead, that would have added a little edge to the film. Some people say that this is dark and sinsiter, PUH-LEASE!!! What was dark about this? Did you really think there was a chance that she would die? That would have been funny if she did though, but otherwise, this film is one of the worst films I have seen in quite sometime. And the only reason I saw it is because I had a couple of hours to kill before work started and Toronto has some great Silver City theaters. I saw this one at the Silver City in Square One. It was comfortable, air conditioned and they served M&M's at the time. There are worse things to do on a hot summer day. So even though the film was a disaster, the experience wasn't all bad. And thank you know who that I only paid 6 bucks to see it.


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