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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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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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If They Ever Got Organized, It Would Be A Crime! See more »

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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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In the scene where the church is blown up, the movie's crew didn't realize until after the destruction (in one take, of course) that there was no film in the camera. The church had to be rebuilt and blown up again. As of a few years ago, it still sits on a lot at Buena Vista studios. See more »

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Mrs. Rose Rafferty: [pointing to the inside of her trench coat] Look, I've got a tape recorder.
Mrs. Vicki Sims: Is it on?
Mrs. Rose Rafferty: No.
Mrs. Vicki Sims: Why don't you have it on, so it'll be running when we make the bet.
Mrs. Rose Rafferty: Good idea.
[reaches in and try to turn the "record" button on, but accidentally pushes a different one, which makes it give off a rewinding sound, which brings attention to the Food-Stand Operator]
Mrs. Vicki Sims: No, not that way. That's reverse.
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Fun for the family!
19 November 2006 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This is one Disney film I liked very well. When I was in New York, I remembered the trailer, straight out. I liked the way the characters were played. And the action was violent, especially the crash scenes, it was not bad. Cloris Leachman did very well in her role as Claire Porter. She was a total riot throughout the movie. All the irregulars had to take action against the crooks was a wing and a prayer. And a thumbs up for each other. Armed with walkie talkies, the odds were in their favor. The one scene I didn't like is when the church caught fire. Ealier I liked the chase scene between the van and the car. The van took one jump and the car did a pop-wheelie. Then I liked where the other group mistook the railroad tracks for a short cut. Then there's the fight scene between the irregulars, and the robbers. Clarie was on the edge when the bad guys messed up her manicure. Is that a little overdoing it? Not by Claire! The "bumpercar" scene was nonstop. The irregulars maybe church-goers, but with the help of some local rock band, the congregation is uplifting. This movie was a lot of fun, I enjoyed very well. Rating 4 out of 5 stars!


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