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When Nature Calls (1985)

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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 ...
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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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Separate credits sequence at end of film for the various animals used in the film is interrupted by a clip from the intro to "Leave It to Beaver", introducing "Jerry Mathers... as the Beaver" Script Proctologist: Steve Fox Creative Force: Warren Leight First Executive Mom: Elizabeth Beim Magic Fingers: Angie Lawrence See more »

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Charles Kaufman, film maker.
2 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

When Nature Calls (1985) was a film made by Lloyd Kaufman's brother. He made several films for Team Troma during the late seventies and early eighties. This was one of his last films. According to him, he wanted to make movies until they didn't make a profit and it wasn't worth doing anymore. He said this during the production of Mother's Day. Several years later and a few more films under his belt he was still directing.

The movie begins with several fake trailers (Baby Bullets, Raging Bull#@%! "A Martin Snoreasy Production, and a film for blind people). The feature film is called The Outdoorsters. An all-American family with All-American problems. They decide to move out of the big city and live in the country. But the wildlife ain't all that it's cracked up to be. This crazy comedy is filled with numerous sight gags, dated humor and corny jokes. One of the best jokes in this film revolves around "Wee-Jun" from the Ka-o-pec-Tac tribe! (played by David Strathian).

A Troma production through and through. Too bad Charles Kaufman 'retired" from the movie business. He should have went one and made several more comedies. But he left us with Mother's Day, Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters to name a few.

Highly recommended.


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