Lawn Dogs Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Lawn Dogs the Movie

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After moving into an overly manicured suburban complex for the financially secure but morally bankrupt, Morton (McDonald) and Clare (Quinlan) want their daughter to mix with the social elite. Instead, the imaginative Devon (Barton) strikes up a friendship with Trent (Rockwell), an outsider who cuts lawns in the sterile burb. At first Trent, fearing the repercussions of such a friendship, pushes Devon away. The two eventually bond over their mutual dislike for the lifeless complex. After a conflict with a couple of dim college boys, events take a turn for the worse; and Trent is forced to escape from the community with Devon's help. Interweaved with the Russian fairy tale of Baba Yaga, the climax is visually stunning. Excellent performances from both Rockwell and Barton as the unlikely friends.


CinemaNow, 4553 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 200, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, URL:, Remarks: Formerly known as Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Childhood Visions, Buddies, Family Ties
Naomi Wallace
Sam Rockwell, Mischa Barton, Kathleen Quinlan, Christopher McDonald, Bruce McGill, David Barry Gray, Eric Mabius, Tom Aldredge, Beth Grant
Elliot Davis
John Duigan
Trevor Jones
Duncan Kenworthy, Ron Daniels, Rank Film Distributors, Strand Releasing

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