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Movie Madness (1982)

R | | Comedy | 2 November 1983 (USA)
A parody of film genres composed of three shorts, spoofing personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Riegert ... Jason Cooper ("Growing Yourself")
Diane Lane ... Liza ("Growing Yourself")
Candy Clark ... Susan Cooper ("Growing Yourself")
Teresa Ganzel ... Diana ("Growing Yourself")
Schnootie Neff Schnootie Neff ... Jennifer Cooper - 'Growing Yourself'
Andy Shakman Andy Shakman ... Josh Cooper - 'Growing Yourself'
Tamar Howard ... Judy Cooper - 'Growing Yourself'
Ian Fried Ian Fried ... Jeffrey Cooper - 'Growing Yourself'
Barry Michlin Barry Michlin ... Fireman - 'Growing Yourself'
Trinidad Silva ... Carlos - 'Growing Yourself'
John Lawlor ... Mr. Haggis - 'Growing Yourself'
Susan Krebs ... Lady Who Beats Her Plants - 'Growing Yourself'
Nedra Volz ... Old Lady - 'Growing Yourself'
Stanley Lawrence Stanley Lawrence ... Sanitation Man - 'Growing Yourself' (as Stan Lawrence)
Ann Dusenberry ... Dominique Corsaire ("Success Wanters")
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Storyline

A National Lampoon anthology of three shorts spoofing everything from personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories. In the first story "Growing Yourself", stars Peter Riegert as a confused family man who throws his wife out of the house in order for him to "grow" a new path in life and raise his four children on his own. In "Success Wanters", Ann Dusenberry stars as Dominique Corsaire, a young college graduate determined to succeed in life in which in a few days time lands a job as a stripper, then the mistress to a margarine company, inherits it when the owner croaks, and is then romanced by a Greek shipping tycoon, and ultimately the US president. In "Municipalians", Robby Benson stars alongside Richard Widmark as a naive rookie Los Angeles policeman paired with a cynical veteran of the force to catch an inept serial killer (Christopher Lloyd). Written by Anonymous

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The first movie from National Lampoon since 'Animal House'

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$63,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,405
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Completed in 1981, the film wasn't released until two years later. See more »

Quotes

Samuel Starkman: [smashes front window from inside with a gun] Ya can't touch me coppas, I've got a lawyer.
Lawyer: [smashes another front window with a briefcase] I'm tired of being heckeled and harrassed by the police and I intend to sue for every nickle they've got... Take my wife, please.
Junkie: I know that guy, huh!
Lawyer: I take my wife everywhere, but she finds her way home. I ask my wife, "what do you want to do for your anniversary?" She says "I wanna go someplace I've never been before." I said "Try the kitchen."
Brent Falcone: Stan, what ...
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Connections

References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »

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Feelings
Performed by New Orleans Nighthawks
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Dreadful
7 August 2004 | by vacousinSee all my reviews

Dreadful! This is the kind of movie you wonder how the cameras ever started rolling. Aside from anyone getting a paycheck, you can't imagine why it was ever completed. It must have been in the can for months while they figured what to do. No point in ever watching except for seeing again that a great cast can do nothing with a terrible, terrible script. You wouldn't laugh on a dare watching this. I agree with the previous contributor who stated his is much worse than "Plan 9." The fact is big Hollywood films like this that don't try are much worse than the small no dollar indies that are making an effort. This is why even an Ed Wood is better than trash like this film or say "Endless Love." Perhaps the unfunniest comedy ever made. As Widmark says at one point, "Kid, you can really be boring."


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