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Crazy Mama (1975)

PG  |   |  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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Melba
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Jim Bob
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Sheba
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Mr. Albertson
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Shawn (as Donn Most)
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Bertha
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Ella Mae
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Daniel
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Wilbur Janeway
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Supermarket Manager
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FBI Man
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Dinah Englund ...
Melba - 1932
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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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In 1957 Cheryl Drove Her Mom's Chevy on a Heavy Date: Got Knocked Up, Knocked Over a Bank, Smashed Four Police Cars, and Kidnapped Her Stepfather. It Was a Crazy Year! See more »

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June 1975 (USA)  »

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Bad Blues Girls  »

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Ann Sothern's daughter Tisha Sterling plays the younger version of Sothern's character Sheba who's seen in the prologue for this film. See more »

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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Sleepwalk
Written by Johnny Farina, Santo Farina & Ann Farina
Performed by Santo & Johnny
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Zany Film, Man
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Jonathan Demme directs this joyous unrelentlessly 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.

hat do we have here? The film debut of both Bill Paxton and Dennis Quaid. And Dick Miller appears! Oh, and it is directed by Jonathan Demme (his second feature) and produced by Julie Corman? Excellent!

The actual film is pretty silly, with bank robbery and general hijinks that seemed par for the course in the mid-1970s, at least in the world of Roger and Julie Corman. What I enjoyed most about this film was actually the soundtrack -- a great use of classic songs in this movie, which probably took much of the budget.


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