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Olly, Olly, Oxen Free (1978)

G | | Adventure | August 1978 (USA)
Two young boys and an eccentric old woman who owns a junkyard work together to build a hot-air balloon in time to launch it on the birthday of one boy's late grandfather.

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Two young boys and an eccentric old woman who owns a junkyard work together to build a hot-air balloon in time to launch it on the birthday of one boy's late grandfather.

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This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

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Diretor Richard A. Colla appeared at the World Premiere of "Olly, Olly, Oxen Free" at the Fox Hollywood Village Theatre held on April 25, 1978 in Great Falls, Montana. Star Katherine Hepburn was invited but could not attend the event. See more »

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this should have been beneath Katharine Hepburn
3 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

As I was watching the eye-rolling "Olly, Olly, Oxen Free", I got the feeling that Katharine Hepburn felt uncomfortable in it. The role probably embarrassed her. It's just a big attempt to be cute, one that comes out irritating. The Pixar movie "Up" did a far better and cleverer job with the topic. I haven't seen all of Hepburn's movies, but I'll go out on a limb and say that this was probably her worst. To riff on the movie's tag-line, if this is what dreams are made of, then there are only nightmares. Having gotten released in the same year as "The Deer Hunter", "Coming Home", "Who'll Stop the Rain", "Animal House", "The Boys from Brazil", "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Superman" only further weakens the movie. Just avoid it.


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