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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their "adopted" children - Holly, Ariadne and the twins - start their own little community along a strip of the roadside. The fishing is good and the living is easy until the mob sets up a gambling operation and the state supervisor sics a sexy social worker on the Kwimpers in an effort to take away Ariadne and the twins. Written by
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When baby Ariadne was in the homemade swing and Holly brought her the water from their 'well' in the coca-cola bottle as she was talking to Tobey each time the camera focused in on Holly with the baby behind her the coke bottle was in the baby's hand and the next shot on the ground with the water running all over the sand and then the next shot back in the baby's hand and then on the ground again. See more »
Louie? I thought I told you to spread out!
Nere mind, stay close. I'm a better shot than you any way. Here take the flashlight.
[Toby grabs the flashlight and gun]
You know, drunks ought not to be carrying guns.
[turns and runs from Toby]
Hey, Louie! Pete!
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This was Elvis beginning to come into his own as good actor. This was one of his funniest movies. His character, Toby is a mentally limited young man with a heart of gold. I like the way that even the Kwimper's own mistakes cannot defeat them. This movie had a strong plot and once again a strong supporting cast, with the late Arthur O'Connell (Kissin Cousins), Anne Helm and the late Howard McNear. If Elvis had made more movies like this, his movie career would have been much better acclaimed.
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