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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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Richard Lowenstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hutchence ... Sam
Saskia Post ... Anna
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

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1978. See more »

Goofs

When Anna is buying Sam a microwave brick at the store, an issue of National Lampoon from 1985 is seen on the magazine rack. See more »

Quotes

Tim: Anyone for coffee or sex?
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Connections

Features My Man Godfrey (1936) See more »

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Performed by The Marching Girls
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very cool
22 April 2005 | by kgb_101See all my reviews

An interesting look at a house of drughead punks/homeless types in late 1970s/early 80s Australia (someone said Melbourne eh? That'd figure...certainly wasn't Brisbane! :-) ) Kinda like the Sid and Nancy of Oz, including the bittersweet ending. Although it's been years since I saw this film, and it's not available anywhere in the States (although I did see a copy in a Sydney video rental place...anyone wanna sell me one?) I distinctly recall Michael Hutchence's gloomy smackhead character experiencing THE most realistic acid trip at a party I've ever seen on film (and trust me, that's sayin something). Pretty plot less, yes, but worth it just for that scene.


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