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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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Garrett
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)  »

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Going Ape  »

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Film debut of Paul Sorvino. See more »

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Mrs. Hocheiser: [after being dropped off at a retirement home] Poppa?
Poppa: Momma?
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Referenced in Dallas: Where Is Poppa? (1984) 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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Previous reviewer (Wayne Malin) is wrong!
24 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No, he did get one thing right: the plot summary is fine. But, Wayne misses the point about "black humor": it's NOT supposed to have limits, by definition. Yes, the bits are meant to skewer what we consider "sacred" and, yes, it will offend those you can't ponder why certain societal taboos exist. As a whole the movie is far, far tamer than a lot of the crap that passes for "art" and comedy these days. Is the plot warped? Yes. Do you stare slack-jawed in disbelief at some bits? Yes. Is it funny? Totally, but not in a Jerry Lewis or Jerry Seinfeld way (though some of absurd parts do have a Seinfeldesque quality). That's why I give it an 8 out of 10. (He did get one other thing right: the courtroom scene is pretty priceless).


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