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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

One of the article in the news papers Dominique is reading it says "Fiskarkultur hotas" its Swedish and means: fishing culture threatened. See more »

Quotes

Junkie: I've got this dog, you know, who's really messed up, because he was doing some animal tranquilizers or something like that.
Brent Falcone: Really?
Junkie: Yeah and when I got up, I reached over to smack my dog, see. Because when I get up... I like to smack him... I went - whack, right...
Brent Falcone: That's... that's not nice.
Junkie: My dog got really pissed off. And he ran in the bathroom and he put some Ajax in my syringe and fucked me up, right. So, I may not be too high right now but, uh-huh-uh... I'm clean.
Stan Nagurski: Flake out man, flake out...
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Connections

Spoofs Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) See more »

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Performed by New Orleans Nighthawks
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Not Funny.
7 July 2002 | by OldeSkoolSee all my reviews

This film was suppose to be the follow-up to ANIMAL HOUSE. But it sat on the shelf for a while and finally went straight to cable. As a longtime fan of National Lampoon magazine I was eager to see the film (the shelf period should have warned me). And when I finally did see it I was very disappointed. Aside for a few moments of gratuitous nudity, this film has nothing going for it at all. The 3 segments just lie there with no other purpose than to say "ha ,ha, ha isn't this funny". How they managed to get veteran actors Robert Culp and Richard Widmark to appear in this junk is beyond me. Lampoon has gone on to make other films. Some good ones (VACATION, CHRISTMAS VACATION) and some stinkers (CLASS REUNION, THE DON"S ANALYST, DAD'S WEEKEND OFF) but this film has to be the worst from a franchise that was once at the cutting edge of contemporary humor.


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