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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 »
Genre:
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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(10 articles)
User Reviews:
A joy from start to finish! See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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
Warren Miller ... Justice of the Peace
Saul Krugman ... Colonel Snodgrass
Vince Barnett ... Homer
Tisha Sterling ... Sheba - 1932
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne M. Kelly ... Baby
Skip E. Lowe
David Boyle ... (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 
 
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
Richard L. Anderson .... sound effects editor
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer
 
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
Walter Robles .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tak Fujimoto .... photographer: second unit
Michael Katz .... grip
Jim Morris .... key grip
Gerald B. Wolfe .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Glenn K. Shimada .... assistant editor (as Glenn Shimada)
 
Music Department
Marshall Leib .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Nancy Zearfoss .... location manager
Don McKenzie .... location scout (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
83 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Shot in fifteen days.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Whales of August (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Devoted To YouSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A joy from start to finish!, 1 March 2001
Author: chad edwards (chad478@webtv.net) from cincinnati, ohio

This lively celebration of America in the 1950's is one of director Jonathan Demme's earliest and best films. After losing their beauty parlor to repossession men in Long Beach, California, grandmother Ann Sothern, mother Cloris Leachman, and daughter Linda Purl hit the road and turn to a life of crime, hoping to eventually make their way to family homestead in Arkansas. CRAZY MAMA recreates a convincing '50's atmosphere, offers some of that decade's greatest music, and features an excellent cast. The film's brightest moments are supplied by Ann Sothern, one of the finest actresses to ever grace the screen. Sothern's daughter is actress Tisha Sterling who plays her mother's character as a young woman in the opening scenes of the film.

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