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When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd ... See full summary »

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Louise Callan
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Colonel Hendricks
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Coach Williams
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Gladys Hocheiser
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Owner of 'Gus & Grace's Home'
William LeMassena ...
Judge (as William Le Massena)
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Army Lawyer
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Roger
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Israel Lang ...
Mutha
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Arnold Williams ...
Arnold
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When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her. He fears that his batty mom's eccentricities will shortly lead to Louise's departure. Written by alfiehitchie

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I wish momma would stop saying that! Yeah.

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17 January 1972 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Going Ape  »

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Film debut of Trish Van Devere. See more »

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Mrs. Hocheiser: I'd know that tush anywhere.
[Grabbing Gordon's ass]
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Spin-off Where's Poppa? (1979) See more »

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Where's Poppa?
Music by Jack Elliott
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Clydie King
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Modern comedy-of-ills...awash in the new permissiveness, but looking scroungy and scattered
2 September 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

New York attorney plots to rid himself of his senile mother after meeting an attractive, available woman. Screenwriter Robert Klane, adapting his own novel (the kind of paperback kids would buy for the dirty parts), doesn't seem to have any knowledge of mental illness: to him, it's just an excuse for prurient comedy and scatological jokes. George Segal--who, in the 1960s, starred mostly in war and espionage pictures--had become, by this time, one of America's greatest sad-sack comedians; his nutty reactions and batty responses rival only his mother's inscrutabilities. Segal is paired well with Trish Van Devere, and their moments of connection (though also played for laughs) are really the only sequences one can gravitate towards. Ruth Gordon, lovable as is she, is simply around too much--and more of her amounts to less. This is one of the worst directed and edited films I have ever seen from so-called professionals. Promising scenes which ultimately don't play out for the full effect are haphazardly disconnected from other moments which flail around endlessly, causing the crass, rickety movie to self-destruct long before it's actually over. *1/2 from ****


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