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The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)

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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Cast

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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)
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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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Ding-a-Ling Dames  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Mr. Delaney Rafferty: Would you happen to have a little of that Sacremento wine on the premises, Reverand?
Mrs. Rose Rafferty: [slaps Delaney on the shoulder] Ah, Sacramento. Watch your hands! Do you want to get paint all over the Reverand's chair? Haven't you done enough for one day? Please, let's go home and get you cleaned up!
Mr. Delaney Rafferty: Rosie, you're straining me patience!
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Connections

Featured in The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985) See more »

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Pass a Little Love Around
Written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
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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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