Danny brings his cancer-surviving son Remi a wiener dog. His wife Dina does not want to deal with caring for the dog, but Danny informs her Remi is mature and old enough to help the two with the responsibilities. Dina brings Wiener-Dog to the vet to get spayed, and on their way, Remi becomes upset. Dina comforts Remi by telling him an embellished story about her childhood dog, which she claims died after giving birth to a litter of stillborn puppies. During Dina and Danny's yoga class, Remi and Wiener-Dog tear up the couch cushions and cover the living room in feathers. Wiener Dog wanders off into the kitchen, and Remi feeds her a chocolate chip granola bar. Wiener-Dog becomes sick and has diarrhea and throws up all over their home and becomes very ill. The next day Danny brings Wiener-Dog to the vet to be euthanised. At the vet, veterinary nurse Dawn takes Wiener-Dog from the consultation room before the vet can euthanise her. She brings Wiener-Dog home with her, where she nurses the dog back to life. One day while shopping for pet food, she runs into her old school acquaintance Brandon, who invites her to visit his brother Tommy and his wife April, both with Down syndrome, in Ohio. Dawn agrees, and the two head off to Ohio, where they come across homesick Mexican hitchhikers. Once they arrive in Ohio, Brandon informs his brother that their father had died due to alcoholism. Tommy asks Brandon to stop doing drugs, and Brandon promises he has stopped, even though he was shown injecting drugs earlier in the trip. Dawn offers to leave Wiener-Dog with Tommy and April, who happily accept Dawn's offer. On their way home, Dawn and Brandon talk about their future together, and happily hold hands. Wiener-Dog then arrives with Dave Schmerz, a screenwriting professor who is attempting to get his second screenplay off the ground. One day at work, Schmerz is informed that various students and administration members are complaining about his constant negativity. Schmerz is asked to attend a discussion with a previous student who became a famous film director, who mocks Schmerz’s teaching and encourages the students to drop out. Schmerz creates a bomb and attaches it to Wiener-Dog. Students notice and contact authorities. Dave gets stopped by authorities investigating the incident on the way home and willingly identifies himself. Elderly Nana, who lives with her caregiver Yvette, is Wiener-Dog’s final owner. She names her "Cancer." Nana receives a call from her granddaughter Zoe, who is on her way to visit for the first time in several years, along with her boyfriend Fantasy, a conceptual artist. Once Zoe arrives, she asks for money in order to pay for Fantasy's new art project. Nana agrees to give her the money. While filling out the check, Zoe confides in her Nana, wondering if Fantasy is cheating on her. Once Zoe leaves, Nana goes outside and sits with Wiener-Dog, where she dreams about a younger version of herself coming back to show her what her life could have been if she had been more positive. She wakes up to discover Wiener-Dog has run away. She then spots Wiener-Dog being run over and killed by a truck. Six months later, a stuffed animatronic Wiener-Dog is displayed in Fantasy's art exhibit.

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Wiener-Dog (2016)

Drama/Comedy · 1h 28m · 1/22/2016

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Where in the world is your Wiener-Dog

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Danny brings his cancer-surviving son Remi a wiener dog. His wife Dina does not want to deal with caring for the dog, but Danny informs her Remi is mature and old enough to help the two with the responsibilities. Dina brings Wiener-Dog to the vet to get spayed, and on their way, Remi becomes upset. Dina comforts Remi by telling him an embellished story about her childhood dog, which she claims died after giving birth to a litter of stillborn puppies. During Dina and Danny's yoga class, Remi and Wiener-Dog tear up the couch cushions and cover the living room in feathers. Wiener Dog wanders off into the kitchen, and Remi feeds her a chocolate chip granola bar. Wiener-Dog becomes sick and has diarrhea and throws up all over their home and becomes very ill. The next day Danny brings Wiener-Dog to the vet to be euthanised. At the vet, veterinary nurse Dawn takes Wiener-Dog from the consultation room before the vet can euthanise her. She brings Wiener-Dog home with her, where she nurses the dog back to life. One day while shopping for pet food, she runs into her old school acquaintance Brandon, who invites her to visit his brother Tommy and his wife April, both with Down syndrome, in Ohio. Dawn agrees, and the two head off to Ohio, where they come across homesick Mexican hitchhikers. Once they arrive in Ohio, Brandon informs his brother that their father had died due to alcoholism. Tommy asks Brandon to stop doing drugs, and Brandon promises he has stopped, even though he was shown injecting drugs earlier in the trip. Dawn offers to leave Wiener-Dog with Tommy and April, who happily accept Dawn's offer. On their way home, Dawn and Brandon talk about their future together, and happily hold hands. Wiener-Dog then arrives with Dave Schmerz, a screenwriting professor who is attempting to get his second screenplay off the ground. One day at work, Schmerz is informed that various students and administration members are complaining about his constant negativity. Schmerz is asked to attend a discussion with a previous student who became a famous film director, who mocks Schmerz’s teaching and encourages the students to drop out. Schmerz creates a bomb and attaches it to Wiener-Dog. Students notice and contact authorities. Dave gets stopped by authorities investigating the incident on the way home and willingly identifies himself. Elderly Nana, who lives with her caregiver Yvette, is Wiener-Dog’s final owner. She names her "Cancer." Nana receives a call from her granddaughter Zoe, who is on her way to visit for the first time in several years, along with her boyfriend Fantasy, a conceptual artist. Once Zoe arrives, she asks for money in order to pay for Fantasy's new art project. Nana agrees to give her the money. While filling out the check, Zoe confides in her Nana, wondering if Fantasy is cheating on her. Once Zoe leaves, Nana goes outside and sits with Wiener-Dog, where she dreams about a younger version of herself coming back to show her what her life could have been if she had been more positive. She wakes up to discover Wiener-Dog has run away. She then spots Wiener-Dog being run over and killed by a truck. Six months later, a stuffed animatronic Wiener-Dog is displayed in Fantasy's art exhibit.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Killer Films, Annapurna Pictures

Revenue

$717,503
Cast
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Keaton Nigel Cooke

Remi
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Tracy Letts

Danny
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Julie Delpy

Dina
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Greta Gerwig

Dawn Wiener
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Kieran Culkin

Brandon
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Rigoberto Garcia

Jose
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Haraldo Alvarez

Luis
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Dain Victorianio

Jose Luis
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Connor Long

Tommy
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Bridget Brown

April
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Curran Connor

Video Game (voice)
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Charlie Tahan

Warren
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Danny DeVito

Dave Schmerz
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Patrick Caroll Jr.

Garrett
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Molly Gray

Ariadne (as Molly Gay)
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Tyler Maynard

Jiminiy
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Devin Druid

Dwight
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Sharon Washington

Phillips
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Andrew Pang

Tseng
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Trey Silver

Peter Jacobson
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Samrat Chakrabarti

Dr. Farhard Rahman
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Anna Baryshnikov

Tara
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Ari Graynor

Carol Steinhart
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Kett Turton

Director
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Trey Gerrald

Zeno
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Clara Mamet

Lina
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Katherine Reis

Rafa
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Alexis Suarez

Police Officer
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Steven Ted Beckler

FBI Agent (as Ted Beckler)
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Ellen Burstyn

Nana
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Marcella Lowery

Yvette
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Zosia Mamet

Zoe
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Michael James Shaw

Fantasy (as Michael Shaw)
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Melo Ludwig

Young Nana
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Scott Martin

Street Vendor (uncredited)
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Jen Ponton

Kristy (uncredited)
Crew
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Todd Solondz

Director
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Todd Solondz

Writer
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Wiener-Dog

(Blu-ray)

8/23/2016

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Wiener-Dog

(DVD)

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