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When Nature Calls (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  13 September 1985 (USA)
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When construction worker Greg becomes fed-up with his foreman and the "city life", he takes his wife and kids on a wilderness adventure.

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Credited cast:
David Orange ...
Greg
Barbara Marineau ...
Barb
Nicky Beim ...
Little Billy
Tina Marie Staiano ...
Bambi
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Weejun
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Lance Acktiv ...
Gangster ("Baby Bullets" trailer)
Matthew Adams ...
Marty ("Raging Bullshit" trailer)
Tony Alexander
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Himself
Frank Anderson ...
("Baby Bullets" trailer)
Celeste Anson
Jerome Preston Bates ...
(as Jerome Bates)
Billy Beck ...
(segment "Raging Bullshit")
Stuart Beck ...
Environmental Protection Letter (voice)
David O. Belm
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Greg Van Waspish, feeling that there's more to life than spending day after day working in the city, decides one day to pack up the family and move out to the wilderness. The family, not having been consulted in this move, takes to their new life very reluctantly, but eventually get used to life in the great outdoors. This film also includes parody previews to three non-existant movies. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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As the family is leaving New York City, you can see a movie theater in the background is playing Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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When the family's car runs over the camera, the numbers on the license plate are reversed. See more »

Crazy Credits

At end of credits: Warning! Film not good after 11/25 -- jokes may be stale. If viewed, flush eyes and induce vomiting immediately. See more »

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Spoofs Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Crazy Horse
Written by Ruben Ortiz and Rudy Ortiz
Performed by The First Americans
Produced by Tony Camillo
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LIKE "STUPID" HUMOR? LOOK NO FURTHER MY FRIENDS!!!
9 April 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This admittedly idiotic parody of the thankfully forgotten kiddie film "THE WILDERNESS FAMILY" is so completely, bloody stupid that you have to love it. The fake trailers at the beginning mostly bite the big one, but "Gina's Story" is notable for a pre-STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Gates "Dr. Crusher" McFadden back when she was still known as Cheryl. Also, the trailer for a "Raging Bull" parody is hilarious in it's pointlessly-censored profanity.

The "story" proper deals with a family of New Yorkers who pack up and move to the forest in an attempt to "get back to nature." Massive amounts of bad jokes, tastelessness and stupidity ensue, but what a crazy ride! Top insanity points go to Weejun, a brave of the Kay-O-Pectate tribe, and the adolescent daughter's alarming first love.

This film should not be attempted without the aid of lots of booze or other, er..."party favors" of choice. Enjoy!


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