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Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)

PG  |   |  Mystery  |  17 August 1973 (USA)
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Also known as "Run Stranger Run", this small film centres round an adopted teen who runs away to what he believes to be his birth town and mother... See full synopsis »



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Also known as "Run Stranger Run", this small film centres round an adopted teen who runs away to what he believes to be his birth town and mother... See full synopsis »

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Darren McGavin both produced and directed this feature, the only time he worked behind the camera. See more »

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Bizarre, but typical, early 70s "psycho-murderer" flick
25 October 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Following the previous year's "You'll Like My Mother," starring the equally All-American Richard Thomas, this film plays off the boyishness of the lead for added effect. The location filming is great, if only a bit tedious, and we are entertained by Patricia Neal's scenery-chewing. Cloris Leachman actually underplays her role. Bobby Darin is wasted as a throw-away supporting character.

The plot is a bit interesting, although the killer's identity is telegraphed within the first fifteen minutes.

Ron Howard is directed well by Darren McGavin, revealing that the former could have been a much more serious actor, but was instead saddled with the horrendous "Happy Days" series the next year. McGavin sandwiched this between the "The Night Stalker" TV movie in 72, and the subsequent series (as an actor, of course).

Tessa Dahl is tolerable as the disturbed young woman.

Worth a watch, but don't expect, well, "You'll Like My Mother."

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