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Serial (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  28 March 1980 (USA)
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It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the ... See full summary »

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Harvey Holroyd
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Kate Linville Holroyd
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Bill
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Dr. Leonard Miller
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Wong
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Luckman Skull
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Stella
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It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture very skillfully conveys the hopeless muddle through which the many characters move as they try to Find Themselves. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@kiva.net>

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One mellow movie about creative divorce, group jacuzzis, organically-fed mistresses, and therapeutic adultery. See more »

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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Crazy Family - Eine total verrückte Familie  »

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Harvey Holroyd: You know Kate, and the way she feels about polluting the atmosphere.
Sam Stone: What has the atmosphere ever done for you?
Harvey Holroyd: Not much lately.
Sam Stone: You know, Angela's on that ecology committee, too. Big deal. Last month they saved the condor. You ever see a condor?
Harvey Holroyd: Not up close.
Sam Stone: Scare the shit out of you!
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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A Changing World
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Michael Johnson
Courtesy of EMI/Columbia
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"In an insane society the sane man must appear insane."
18 May 2003 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

Martin Mull is the sane man in the insane society of Marin County CA. If you can find it, watch it. It may be 20+ years old but holds up well, like a good sitcom the jokes are about life not current events and that makes them timeless. Also the slightly off-center society of Marin lives on.


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