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Cold Turkey (1971)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  19 February 1971 (USA)
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Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.

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Rev. Clayton Brooks
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Natalie Brooks
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Mr. Stopworth
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Hiram C. Grayson
Bob Elliott ...
Hugh Upson / David Chetley / Sandy Van Andy (as Bob)
Ray Goulding ...
Walter Chronic / Paul Hardly / Arthur Lordly (as Ray)
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Mayor Quincey L. Wappler
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Amos Bush
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Mrs. Wappler
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Letitia Hornsby
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Odie Turman
Sudie Bond ...
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Reverend Brooks leads the town in a contest to stop smoking for a month, But some tobacco executives don't want them to win, and try everything they can to make them smoke. If townspeople don't go nuts, from wanting a cigarette, or kill each other from irritation and frustration, they will win a huge prize. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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What happens when an evil tobacco company offers $25,000,000 to an entire town to stop smoking for thirty days? What happens when 4,006 heavy smokers from Eagle Rock, Iowa take up the challenge? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for smoking content throughout and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Christopher Mott Society is a parody of the ultra-right-wing John Birch Society. In the scene where the Mott society is meeting, they listen to a record album of a talk by a right-wing pundit; many right-wing pundits put out albums of their speeches in the 1960s and 1970s and widely distributed them for sale in friendly newspapers, since they could only afford to get radio time on low-power stations. See more »

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Bishop Manley calls Dearborn, Michigan "General Motors country." Actually, Dearborn is the home of Ford Motor Company, its world headquarters and its flagship River Rouge plant. No GM facilities have been located in Dearborn. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Proctor: Reverend, help - I've been shot through the heart...
Rev. Clayton Brooks: But you're clutching your side...
Dr. Proctor: I know where I've been shot, dammit, I'm a doctor! Oooooh!
Rev. Clayton Brooks: Dr. Procter, tell me: is there anything I can do?
Dr. Proctor: Yeah, light me...
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Referenced in Midnight Hard (1971) See more »

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Listen to the Mockingbird
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Music by Richard Milburn and lyrics by Septimus Winner (1855)
Played during band medley
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Never a dull moment....
16 March 2003 | by (Cyprus) – See all my reviews

A great vintage comedy based on an original idea with non stop comic action and hilarious gags that will keep you laughing all the way.The actors are superb demonstrating the human weakness in a splendid manner.They do their best to stay of smoking for a month to win the big money prize.It sounds easy but is almost impossible because the city is full of fanatic smokers including the town's doctor who is the heaviest of them all.Will they make it?You'll never know until the end because....I can't reveal anything else Find it and watch it now..I love this film and i can't understand why it has not been reissued on dvd yet.Surely it deserves it and i for one would buy it instantly.Deserves to be in any self respecting comedy collection.....8 out of 10


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