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National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982)

R | | Comedy | 2 November 1983 (USA)
A parody of film genres composed of three shorts, spoofing personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories.
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Jason Cooper ("Growing Yourself")
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Liza ("Growing Yourself")
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Susan Cooper ("Growing Yourself")
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Diana ("Growing Yourself")
Schnootie Neff ...
Jennifer Cooper - 'Growing Yourself'
Andy Shakman ...
Josh Cooper - 'Growing Yourself'
Tamar Howard ...
Judy Cooper - 'Growing Yourself'
Ian Fried ...
Jeffrey Cooper - 'Growing Yourself'
Barry Michlin ...
Fireman - 'Growing Yourself'
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Carlos - 'Growing Yourself'
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Mr. Haggis - 'Growing Yourself'
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Lady Who Beats Her Plants - 'Growing Yourself'
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Old Lady - 'Growing Yourself'
Stanley Lawrence ...
Sanitation Man - 'Growing Yourself' (as Stan Lawrence)
Ann Dusenberry ...
Dominique Corsaire ("Success Wanters")
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A National Lampoon anthology of three shorts spoofing everything from personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories. In the first story "Growing Yourself", stars Peter Riegert as a confused family man who throws his wife out of the house in order for him to "grow" a new path in life and raise his four children on his own. In "Success Wanters", Ann Dusenberry stars as Dominique Corsaire, a young college graduate determined to succeed in life in which in a few days time lands a job as a stripper, then the mistress to a margarine company, inherits it when the owner croaks, and is then romanced by a Greek shipping tycoon, and ultimately the US president. In "Municipalians", Robby Benson stars alongside Richard Widmark as a naive rookie Los Angeles policeman paired with a cynical veteran of the force to catch an inept serial killer (Christopher Lloyd). Written by Anonymous

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A fourth segment was made for the film by Henry Jaglom, a disaster movie parody called "The Bomb" starring Kenneth Mars, Allen Garfield and Marcia Strassman. Images from the segment appeared in press materials, but it was deleted from the finished film. See more »

Quotes

Brent Falcone: Oh boy... Oreos. Double cream.
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Spoofs The Greek Tycoon (1978) See more »

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You Don't Love Me
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Generally stupid and dull
7 May 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This barely watchable film was a bit of an ordeal to sit through. None of the segments are good, but at least the first one was mildly amusing, and the middle one was somewhat imaginative. The final one was just plain brutal, and after sitting through two weak comedic shorts, the third one was truly painful to watch. Even by the low standards of a National Lampoon movie, this one seemed especially boring and joyless.


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