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Dream with the Fishes (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 20 June 1997 (USA)
Terry is a suicidal voyeur who treats a dying addict to a final binge, but Terry will only do this if he promises to kill him.

Director:

Finn Taylor

Writers:

Finn Taylor (story), Jeffrey D. Brown (story) (as Jeffrey Brown) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Terry
Brad Hunt ... Nick
Cathy Moriarty ... Aunt Elise
Kathryn Erbe ... Liz
Patrick McGaw ... Don
J.E. Freeman ... Joe, Nick's Father
Timi Prulhiere ... Michelle
Anita Barone ... Mary
Allyce Beasley ... Sophia
Peter Gregory ... Pharmacist
Richmond Arquette ... Sheriff
George Maguire ... Funeral Director
Kristina Robbins Kristina Robbins ... Terry's Bowling 'Date'
Katherine Copenhaver Katherine Copenhaver ... Nick's Bowling 'Date'
Gary Brickman Gary Brickman ... Drug Dealer
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Storyline

Terry is a suicidal voyeur who doesn't seem to be able to kill himself. While preparing for jumping off a bridge, he meets Nick who ends up saving his life. Terry discovers that Nick is terminally ill and doesn't have much time left. Scared by the lack of time, Nick offers Terry a deal he can't refuse: Terry will become the beneficiary of Nick's life insurance or, since money doesn't matter to Terry, Nick promises to kill him before he dies. All Nick asks is Terry's help to realize a few fantasies before dying. Written by Hugo Lopes

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Taglines:

An oddball odyssey about voyeurism, LSD and nude bowling!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baliklar ve rüyalar See more »

Filming Locations:

Half Moon Bay, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,777, 22 June 1997

Gross USA:

$543,708

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,708
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Company Credits

Production Co:

3 Ring Circus Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Nick: What does it feel like?
Terry: Nothing, yet.
Nick: No, I mean knowing you're about to die.
Terry: ...Releif.
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Crazy Credits

No dreams or fishes were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »

Connections

References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Wing
Written and Performed by Patti Smith
Used by permission of Druse Music and ARZO Publishing
Courtesy of Arista Records
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David Arquette's finest hour
20 October 2002 | by drosse67See all my reviews

....Which really isn't saying much, I suppose. But in this film, he actually ACTS, instead of his usual mugging. The premise of this movie intrigued me--a suicidal guy makes a strange pact with a terminally ill guy--and the first half is bizarre and wonderful. In the end, it got to be a bit drawn-out, and the marriage by the bedside was a little too contrived for my taste. But I wondered what happened to Cathy Moriarty and the girl from Rich in Love (the one with the black hair); they must be pretty picky as they don't get many roles. This film was unique enough to hold my attention and those who liked Buffalo 66 will probably eat it up. Another strange performance from character actor J.E. Freeman to boot.


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