Every Dog's Day
DIRECTED BY - Andy Biscontini
"It's sorta like IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD made for peanuts and directed by Jim Jarmusch, with assists from the ghosts of Robert Altman and Frank Tashlin. It's loose and fun, surprisingly sweet and charming and well worth your time. What's more, the thing is an ensemble piece with a (uniformly excellent) cast so large, chances are if you've ever spent any kind of time in the city you probably know someone in there. Or, more likely, been swindled by them." -- Wyatt Doyle
RUNTIME - 70 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 2005
FORMAT - DVD Region 1
SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -
A singing Indian shirt-manufacturing heir exiled in Brooklyn offers $30,000 for a green-card wife and sets off a race between a trio of down-and-out hustlers to find him a bride for a cut of the money in a funny and colorful fable that celebrates and satirizes the folly of life, liberty, and the pursuit of cash in post-9/11 New York City.
Q: How did Every Dogs Day come about?
A: The original idea came from a guy I was working with shortly after moving to New York City in 1996. I commented that I needed $500 in a hurry to put down a security deposit (on the apartment I still live in in Williamsburg) and he suggested that I find an immigrant who needed a greencard and a crackhead who needed fifty bucks and arrange for them to marry, do the paperwork, and charge him $500 or whatever he was willing to pay. At the time, there were few security barriers and it was apparently pretty much standard practice.