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Kicking the Dog (2009)

R | | Comedy | 21 April 2009 (USA)
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Twelve friends spend one last great summer together, partying and reminiscing, ultimately realizing they will soon go their separate ways in life.


Randy Scooter Lammey (as Scoot Lammey)


Randy Scooter Lammey (as Scoot Lammey)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl T. Evans ... Matt
Elizabeth Schmidt ... Julie
Jarrod Pistilli ... Satchem
Joe Spellman ... Ronald
Scott Laska Scott Laska ... Josh
Vedette Lim ... Erin
Michael O'Grady Moriarty Michael O'Grady Moriarty ... Robbie
Laura Bach ... Trish
Jessica Jolly ... Amy
Brendan Wynne Brendan Wynne ... Chubby Kid
Simone Stout Simone Stout ... Jen
Helen Green Helen Green ... Angie
B.J. Riggins B.J. Riggins ... Julie's Mom
David M. Francis David M. Francis ... Amy's Impotent Boyfriend
Dawn Lammey Dawn Lammey ... Handsome Girl Who Won't Trade Panties


Remember that last great summer you had with your friends? The summer you hoped would never end. Kicking The Dog is the story of that summer - a story about real life. Yes, the characters need to make life-changing decisions, but they're also partying, poking boobs, searching the fridge for emergency lubricants, telling stories about sharing condoms and enjoying other distractions that make spending time with old friends something so memorable you'll never find it anywhere else in life - no matter who you meet. Satchem and Julie must decide whether they should pursue their own personal dreams, or stay together, all while telling stories about nipples and wieners. Matt can and will hook up with any girl that crosses his path, including the girl of his brother Robbie's dreams. The sexually frustrated Josh finds himself working at the local porn shop while dating the former slut turned good-girl Jen. Soon his interest in fetishes conflicts with her new found morals, leading to some ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Twelve Friends, One Great Summer, Soon They Will Be Legends



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive sexual content, language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 2009 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$72,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jackbird Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The MPAA rejected numerous posters and DVD box covers due to the girls on the cover appearing to be naked. Eventually the cover was re-shot with actors who do not appear in the movie. See more »


The character of Matt wears two different styles of pants during the second evening in the movie. When he's in the bedroom with the first girl, he's wearing "warmup" pants that button down the side, which he rips off. Later, when he's in the bedroom with the second girl, he's wearing button-fly jeans, which he rips off. See more »


The Chubby Kid: I have Trish's bra!
Ronald: We're gonna be legends, you do realize that.
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For Keeps
Written by Noecker, Reid, Woods, Miller
Performed by Big Green Limousine
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Truly Funny With Unique Look at an Tired Genre
13 October 2011 | by carpenterleon48See all my reviews

The teen sex genre has been tired since everyone decided to rip off American Pie in the late 90s/easrly 00s. So it's refreshing when a movie comes along that somewhat re-writes the style - and it's actually funnier than most teen comedies - and I dare to say that it will appeal to a wider audience range - meaning from 14 to 40. What it lacks in plot it more than makes up for in laughs.

What we have is a group of friends who have just graduated college and are hanging out at a friends house. I don't know where the parents are at for what seems like 2-3 weeks, but it doesn't really matter. Unlike previous movies in this genre, these guys aren't desperately trying to have sex to lose their virginity - they're just acting like 22 year olds. They want sex, want to get drunk, want to have fun and want to hang out with their friends. And their conversations about life is so perfect and non-stop that you feel like you've been there.

The main story is that the lead actress (elizabeth schimdt is very good and offers an emotional aspect that offsets the boob jokes) is going to graduate school across country while her boyfriend declines a job offer to stay with her, not realizing she's leaving. He feels betrayed and she's confused. She carries these scenes, which saves this underdeveloped plot line. There is also some minor plot lines with some young eye candy as well as some innocent geeks - one of which steals every scene - sometimes with his words and other times with simple expressions.

It only slows a couple times, and never for long. The conversations and jokes come at you as fast as any movie - and much faster than any teen comedy - which makes up for the lack of a great plot (but tell me, how many teen comedies have a great plot) and the fact that too much of the movie is in 1 location. That may be my biggest complaint, I understand it was low budget, but 2 more locations could have made this movie, as they say at the end, "LEGENDARY!" I guess the haters just don't get it. I don't know how. I think of the scenes and just laugh.

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