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Crazy Mama (1975)

 -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  June 1975 (USA)
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Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up, ... See full summary »

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Shawn (as Donn Most)
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Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up, for a crime spree from California to the old family homestead in Arkansas. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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They shot her father, killed off her man, stole her land. She became the ... [video cover] See more »

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Bad Blues Girls  »

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Written by The Big Bopper (as J.P. Richardson)
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Fun, fast 50s era gangster mama buttkicking flick
15 February 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Entertaining 1950s era ganster mama movie emulates the best points of Corman's previous depression-era genre films. Demme does a solid job, succeeding particularly well in creating a feeling of casual cameraderie among the bandit women and the men they drag along with them as they go on a spree enroute to the family farm in Arkansas. Creates reasonably good characters who are often not used to their full potential, but a good time film (good 6 pack film) is the result. Leachman and Sothern make an effective pairing, and castaway Jim Backus makes a brief appearance as the first of many men the trio of Southern beauties will take advantage of along the way to their broken down dreamland.


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