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Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)

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A recently engaged woman's life is thrown into turmoil after confessing to her fiancé that she once experimented with bestiality.

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Bobcat Goldthwait
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melinda Page Hamilton ... Amy
Bryce Johnson ... John
Geoff Pierson ... Dad
Colby French ... Ed
Jack Plotnick ... Dougie
Bonita Friedericy ... Mom / Wrestling Girl
Brian Posehn ... Randy
Morgan Murphy ... Linda
Steve Agee ... Carl
Lisa Salzano Lisa Salzano ... Wrestling Girl
Candiss Cogdill Candiss Cogdill ... Wrestling Girl
Harvey J. Alperin Harvey J. Alperin ... Principal
Ernest Misko Ernest Misko ... Priest (as Ernie Misko)
Rebecca Avery ... Rest Area Mom
Kira Burri Kira Burri ... Rest Area Girl
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Storyline

An impulsive sexual encounter from her past haunts Amy, an otherwise seemingly normal young woman with a bright future and nice-guy fiancé. But her fiancé has suggested that the couple be completely honest and tell each other everything! When Amy finally relents, encouraged to tell the truth by her coworker and mother (neither of whom really knows what she has to disclose), and reveals her secret, all hell breaks loose. Written by Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival Director

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Give the dog a bone... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and aberrant sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Dogs Lie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,890, 22 October 2006

Gross USA:

$15,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$638,627
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Company Credits

Production Co:

HareBrained Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chosen by filmmaker, author, and artist John Waters for screening at the 2007 Maryland Film Festival. Waters presents a provacative film every year at this festival. See more »

Goofs

When Amy and Mom come in to wake up John and Dougie in the morning, the piano is sitting on Dougie's crotch. Then it is not there. Then, Mom moves it back over his crotch before they leave the room. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy: My name is Amy and, yes, at college I blew my dog.
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Crazy Credits

No animal was harmed or pleasured in the making of this movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either. (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Boum
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
Courtesy of France Music Corp c/o Sunkin Law Corp. and Angel Records/EMI Classics
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Twisted yet Sweet
10 October 2006 | by randyjsingerSee all my reviews

I saw this film in a preview screening presented by Bobcat Goldthwait. He was incredibly funny as he talked about the hassles that he had to go through to get this film made.

It was definitely worth it. This film really cuts to the core of human relationships. It deals with love fidelity, and the value and pitfalls of secrets and honesty. Yes, it challenges society's mores, but in a sweet and very funny way.

The casting and writing are both fantastic.

The only major drawback is the graininess of some of the digital photography.

This film may end up being portrayed as a gimmick movie, but that is really an afterthought to the humanity of this fine film.


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