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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  September 1976 (USA)
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Lloyd Bochner ...
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Henry Ramer ...
Prince
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Moya Fenwick ...
Mrs. Chorley
Anne Marie Sten ...
Big Red (as Anne-Marie Sten)
Robert A. Silverman ...
Lawyer (as Robert Silverman)
Roy Wordsworth ...
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Mrs. Chorley: My late husband always used to say...
[she notices that the curtains are shut]
Mrs. Chorley: just open them a little wider so people can see what's in between.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown in a zany animation sequence. Towards the end, the voice of star Anthony Newley comments on the names being introduced in these credits. He calls the producer "a funny fella" and mispronounces a slew of other names. See more »

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How did this seem like a good idea at any time?
5 August 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This pathetic comedy has precious few redeeming qualities, and is more proof of how Canada was all too willing to help make a barrage of horrible films in the 1970's and early eighties. There are several recognizable faces in the movie, but none of them shine with such a dumb script. Isaac Hayes, Stefanie Powers, John Candy, and Anthony Newley (who I will never forgive for Hieronymus Merkin) all fail to breathe life into this moronic film. Worse yet, this film spawned an equally bad sequel. Avoid both at all costs.


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