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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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(10 articles)
User Reviews:
Fun, fast 50s era gangster mama buttkicking flick 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)
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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 .... 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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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 Man of the West (1958)See more »
Soundtrack:
Running BearSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fun, fast 50s era gangster mama buttkicking flick, 15 February 2003
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

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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