Concerned that her feminist mom Deborah is going to stay single Jenny Bergman plays matchmaker. She arranges a date between mom and unemployed Theo Marker, Irish Wolfhound owner, doing everything to get keep them together.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Babysitter (TV Movie 1980)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Spoiled eleven-year-old Tara's new best friend from next-door gets hired as a live-in babysitter, but things soon go horribly wrong when Tara's mom starts hitting the bottle and fighting with her dad.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Patty Duke, William Shatner, Quinn Cummings
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

The demonic forces in the haunted Long Island house escape through a mystical lamp which finds its way to a remote California mansion where the evil manipulates a little girl by manifesting itself in the form of her dead father.

Director: Sandor Stern
Stars: Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Fredric Lehne
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations.

Director: Sam O'Steen
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Patty Duke, Broderick Crawford
Call Me Anna (TV Movie 1990)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Actress Patty Duke portrays herself in this autobiographical film that details her long-time struggle with mental illness.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Patty Duke, Timothy Carhart, Howard Hesseman
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Francesa Kinsolving, a very pregnant widow whose husband was rescently killed in action in Vietnam, travels to visit her late husband's mother in a snowy Minnesota town only to get snowed ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Patty Duke, Rosemary Murphy, Richard Thomas
Curse of the Black Widow (TV Movie 1977)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Donna Mills, Patty Duke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sarah McDavid, an idealistic young teacher, takes a job in a rough high school where she is eventually attacked and raped in her classroom after school hours and decides to buck the school ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Patty Duke, Ned Beatty, James Sloyan
Drama

A missionary from Africa shares with a Christian man in the USA how he thinks the enemy is deceiving people.

Director: Dave Christiano
Stars: Nicholas X. Parsons, Patty Duke, Michael Gross
Deadly Harvest (TV Movie 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An Iron Curtain defector who has been living for years as a California wine grower learns that Soviet agents are stalking him.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy
Stars: Richard Boone, Patty Duke, Michael Constantine
If Tomorrow Comes (TV Movie 1971)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A white Californian girl and her new Japanese-American husband must keep their recent marriage secret in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: George McCowan
Stars: Patty Duke, Frank Michael Liu, Anne Baxter
Nightmare (TV Movie 1974)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A murder witness can't convince the police that the killer lives in the apartment across the courtyard from him, realizes he is the sniper's next victim.

Director: William Hale
Stars: Richard Crenna, Patty Duke, Vic Morrow
Women in White (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Jerry London
Stars: Susan Flannery, Kathryn Harrold, Howard McGillin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Deborah Bergman
...
Theo Marker
...
Grandpa Bergman
Chris Barnes ...
Andrew
...
Jenny Bergman
...
Grandma Bergman
...
Wally
...
Gunilla
Carrie Horner ...
Evelyn
Caroline Yeager ...
Andrew's Mother
Daniel Buccos ...
Dr. Root
John Dee ...
Old Man in Park
Beth Amos ...
Old Woman
Kay Hawtrey ...
Nurse
William Osler ...
Proprietor
Edit

Storyline

Concerned that her feminist mom Deborah is going to stay single Jenny Bergman plays matchmaker. She arranges a date between mom and unemployed Theo Marker, Irish Wolfhound owner, doing everything to get keep them together.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Chaotin und der Wolfmann  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

one woman, four wolves. poor Patty!
16 November 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Patty Duke is Deborah Bergman, New York photographer and single mother of 11 year old Jenny (Danielle Brisebois), who meets Theo Marker (David Birney) who owns a wolfhound that she uses for a shoot. Deborah spurns Theo's romantic advances because she likes being independent, however Jenny likes him until Jenny sees Deborah acquiescing and changing.

Duke is proficient in this role, even if the only memorable image is of her naked back in a nightgown - she also visits Theo wearing nothing under a raincoat but we don't see evidence. Even when Deborah wears a dress for Theo rather than her usual jeans, the dress is decidely unfeminine - more kaftan than form-fitting.

The teleplay by director Edmond Levy, based on a novel by Norma Klein, focuses more on Jenny than Deborah, and the low key approach is somewhat represented by Birney's whispering intonation. However Viveca Lindfors is around as Deborah's mother to provide some spiky tension with Duke, and as Wally, an alternate suitor for Deborah that she doesn't take too seriously, John Lithgow has goofy charm and Levy gives him a pratfall on rollerskates.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Would like to see this jannghi
Discuss Mom, the Wolfman and Me (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?