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The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  9 February 1979 (USA)
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When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to get them out.

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Michael Hill
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Vickie
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Anne
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Jane
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Marv
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Claire
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Rose
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Delaney (as Douglas V. Fowley)
Virginia Capers ...
Cleo
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Tom
Dena Dietrich ...
Mrs. Carlisle
Dick Fuchs ...
Howard
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Dr. Fulton
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Harry, the Hat (as Alan Hale)
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Carmel
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When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to get them out. Written by Erin Hunt <thehunts@nr.infi.net>

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

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9 February 1979 (USA)  »

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Ding-a-Ling Dames  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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The final film for veteran character actors Patsy Kelly and Douglas Fowley. See more »

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Rev. Michael Hill: [Anne is listening to the conversation while at her desk] Blarney Stone, where is he? Do you copy? Blarney Stone, have you spotted them?
[Anne knocks on door and walks in]
Rev. Michael Hill: Where are you?
Mr. Delaney Rafferty: Don't ask!
[the Rafferty's car is facing a train, bumper to bumper, on a track. The train engineer blows the train's horn]
Train Engineer: Get off the track!
Mrs. Rose Rafferty: Don't yell at me! Who do you think you are?
[the train engineer continues to blow the horn]
Mr. Delaney Rafferty: And quit blowing that horn! You're giving me a headache!
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References Serpico (1973) See more »

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Truly a family film.
14 November 2002 | by (The San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

The "Family Film" label is too often attached to children's films, which have nothing to offer adults or more mature adolescence. "North Avenue Irregulars" is still a Disney film, and it still caters to a younger audience, but, unlike other so-called family-films, this movie won't insult the intelligence of the adolescent nor college age film viewer.

Again, even though it has a little more spunk than other Disney films, it is, afterall, a Disney film. As such the topic of locals tackleing organized crime is kept G-rated (clean language, minimal violence, and so forth), but the comic moments and action balance quite well in one of the last of the truly classic Disney Family Films.

Anyone who grew up in the suburban 70's and 80's will feel very much at home with the portrayal of what used to be suburban America; everything from the PTA mom down to the wood paneled station wagon. It's worth a night's viewing.


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