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Crazy Mama
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Director:
Writers:
Robert Thom (screenplay)
Frances Doel (story)
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Release Date:
June 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Cloris Leachman ... Melba

Stuart Whitman ... Jim Bob

Ann Sothern ... Sheba

Jim Backus ... Mr. Albertson

Don Most ... Shawn (as Donn Most)

Linda Purl ... Cheryl
Bryan Englund ... Snake
Merie Earle ... Bertha

Sally Kirkland ... Ella Mae
Clint Kimbrough ... Daniel

Dick Miller ... Wilbur Janeway

Carmen Argenziano ... Supermarket Manager

Harry Northup ... FBI Man
Ralph James ... Sheriff - 1932
Dinah Englund ... Melba - 1932

Rob Reece ... Mover (as Robert Reece)
Mickey Fox ... Mrs. Morgan

John Aprea ... Marvin
Cynthia Songé ... Lucinda (as Cynthia Songey)
Hal Marshall ... Bartender
Beach Dickerson ... Desk Clerk
Barbara Ann Grimes ... Lady Teller (as Barbara Walters)
Bill McLean ... Bank Manager
Bill Luckey ... Newsman (as William Luckey)
Warren Miller ... Justice of the Peace
Saul Krugman ... Colonel Snodgrass
Vince Barnett ... Homer
Tisha Sterling ... Sheba - 1932
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Boyle ... (uncredited)
Suzanne M. Kelly ... Baby (uncredited)
Skip E. Lowe ... (uncredited)

John Milius ... Cop (uncredited)

Bill Paxton ... John (uncredited)

Dennis Quaid ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Will Sampson ... Indian At Trading (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Demme 
 
Writing credits
Robert Thom (screenplay)

Frances Doel (story)

Produced by
Julie Corman .... producer
Peter Cornberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Snotty Scotty and The Hankies 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Logan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Allan Holzman 
Lewis Teague 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Jamison 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Spheeris 
 
Costume Design by
Jac McAnelly 
 
Makeup Department
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist
Cheri Ruff .... hairdresser
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lamar Card .... assistant director
Evelyn Purcell .... second unit director
 
Art Department
William Sandell .... property master (as Bill Sandell)
 
Sound Department
Bob Mishakorall .... sound mixer
Richard L. Anderson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Don Coufal .... boom operator (uncredited)
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Burk .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as Bill Burton)
Alan Gibbs .... stunt coordinator
James M. Halty .... stunts (as James Halty)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Thomas Huff)
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Regina Parton .... stunts
Richard Richards .... stunts
Walter Robles .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brink Brydon .... gaffer
Tak Fujimoto .... photographer: second unit
Jim Morris .... key grip
Gerald B. Wolfe .... still photographer (as Jerry Wolfe)
Michael Katz .... grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gina Brown .... assistant editor
Glenn K. Shimada .... assistant editor (as Glenn Shimada)
 
Music Department
Marshall Leib .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Robert Easton .... dialect coach
Stephen Goepel .... production assistant (as Steve Goepel)
Tikki Goldberg .... script supervisor
Curt Holzer III .... second unit coordinator (as Curt Holzer)
David Kahler .... production assistant
Wendy Shear .... production assistant
Gil Valle .... location manager
Nancy Zearfoss .... production secretary
Don McKenzie .... location scout (uncredited)
John Solie .... cover illustrator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
83 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References Vertigo (1958)See more »
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Zany Film, Man, 22 February 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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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