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

PG | | Comedy | September 1976 (USA)
Sweeney, a divorced man, is willing to do anything, even kidnapping, to win back his wife. He stands a fair chance as the ex-mates continue to sleep together, despite the fact that she's ... See full summary »

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Sweeney, a divorced man, is willing to do anything, even kidnapping, to win back his wife. He stands a fair chance as the ex-mates continue to sleep together, despite the fact that she's remarried. How far will he go to conquer his beloved once again? It's up to a team of New York cops to try and make sense of the crime.

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CAD 1,200,000 (estimated)
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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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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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This is a good comedy from the SEVENTIES.
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a good comedy from the SEVENTIES. It is not a "John Candy Movie". He is in it and play's a very good early John Candy, but more than that, it is an enjoyable movie from a time when comedy and slapstick took some thinking and not so many special effects and mindless humor. If you like early Peter Sellers or Monty Python you may also enjoy this. Stephany Powers is very funny and show's her "Heart to Heart" wit before it came about years later. Isaac Hayes is a great "side kick" and lends an artistic reality to the film that reminds me of people and art I so dearly miss. Yes, it is a dated comedy but is still well worth a viewing on a cold night when you just want to laugh and think about times past.


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