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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Holroyd
Kate Linville Holroyd
Jennifer McAllister ...
Joanie Holroyd
Sam Chew Jr. ...
Anthony Battaglia ...
Sam Stone
Angela Stone
Ann Weldon ...
Dr. Leonard Miller
Jon Fong ...
Luckman Skull


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 whom; the picture very skillfully conveys the hopeless muddle through which the many characters move as they try to Find Themselves. Written by Molly Malloy <>

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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Crazy Family - Eine total verrückte Familie  »

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Harvey Holroyd: We can't make it here. We've got to get away.
Kate Linville Holroyd: I know.
Harvey Holroyd: You do?
Kate Linville Holroyd: Yes.
Harvey Holroyd: Well then what do you guys think about Denver?
Kate Linville HolroydJoanie Holroyd: Denver?
Kate Linville Holroyd: What's in Denver except a lot of snow?
Harvey Holroyd: Well, my new job, and our new place, and Joanie's new school. It's going to be rough at first, but I think if we keep an eye on our spending we're going to be alright.
Kate Linville Holroyd: Oh, it won't be that rough.
Harvey HolroydKate Linville Holroyd: [Kiss]
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Music by Charles Strouse
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One (make that more than one) funny movie--and ahead of its time!
1 January 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I must have seen Serial a half dozen times when it hit theatres. Ads were run wondering why not enough people were going to see it (hey, I was only one guy, I did my best). It should have been a monster money maker!

As others have said, this movie has fun with the Politically Correct. I thought it might have been a wake-up call (albeit a funny one) about the excesses of muddled thought and trend-of-the week morality, but it was sadly just a cataloging of PC in its infancy. Political Correctness has actually grown to be just as wacky (and all too prevalent) as Serial painted it. That said, don't think you've seen it all and heard it all from the PC crowd because so well made is Serial that it still keeps its edge

Serial also has some of the most shocking uses of profanity I've ever heard (and I loathe profanity), but is done in such a new way (still) that it's amazingly funny. Speaking of new, so far ahead of its time was Serial that it introduced gags that have since been done to death. Tired of "Born to Be Wild" used as a joke instead of a rebel anthem. The joke started here (for gay bikers, no less).

So when the PC crowd gets you down, grab Serial, sit down with your other of the moment (you-ness, me-ness, us-ness, we-ness) and enjoy.

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