Shy, chain-smoking, insomniac Peter McGowan is a Los Angeles playwright with a string of hits that preceded his current ten years of failed productions. His mother-in-law is sinking into senility. A stranger is meandering the neighborhood claiming to be him. Neighbors have a new dog that barks all night. His wife wants to have a child, and he does not. He's become impotent. He's working on a new play when a single mother moves in next door with her eight-year-old daughter. His wife immediately invites the girl into the McGowan household. Will this child stir Peter's paternal feelings? Will she also help him get his dialogue right? And what of his doppelganger and the neighbor's dog?
One man's pet is another man's peeve.
5 March 2003 (France)
See more »
Also Known As:
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
See more »
Opening Weekend USA: $18,956,
24 February 2002
Gross USA: $49,894
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $73,510
See more on IMDbPro »
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
See full technical specs
Did You Know?
Outside of festivals, this movie did not receive a major theatrical release and wound up going directly to cable. See more
Mr. McGowen, I think we're ready. This way, please.
After the credits roll, there is a short break showing the scene portraying the dog after it had been shot. The director shouts "cut," and the dog gets off the ground and barks. See more
Referenced in Family Guy: Dog Gone
Sign of the Times
Written by Tony Hatch See more