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Say Yes (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 June 1986 (USA)
A rich man leaves all his money to his grandson on the condition that he must be married within 24 hours, otherwise the money will go to the boy's father. The father sets out to sabotage ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Anderson ...
Crewman
Joe Barnaba ...
Reporter
John C. Becher ...
Bride's Father
Al Berry ...
Second Skipper
Jan Bina ...
Christian Lady
David Bond ...
Annie's Uncle
Maryedith Burrell ...
Gladys
Robert Lee Campbell ...
Ralph
Nick Cinardo ...
Bus Driver
Ralph Clift ...
Lawyer
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Chauffeur
Jensen Collier ...
Belinda
Jacque Lynn Colton ...
Answering Service
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Piano Player
Dee Croxton ...
Annie's Mother
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A rich man leaves all his money to his grandson on the condition that he must be married within 24 hours, otherwise the money will go to the boy's father. The father sets out to sabotage his son's efforts so he can get all the money for himself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Say Yes
Written by David A. Jackson (as David Jackson) and Jill Gaynes
Sung by Joe Pizzulo and Gloria Kaye
Produced by Jeanie Cunningham and David A. Jackson (as David Jackson)
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Don't go out of your way
1 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies you would have to be crazy to buy, if you actually could, unless it was at a dollar store. Then it would be worth it. Or to rent. But if you stumble on it on TV and there is nothing else on, and you have nothing else to do, go ahead. You might actually enjoy it. Heck, you can always turn it off. But the fast pace of the goof ball insanity might keep your trigger finger off the off button.

Being a goof ball comedy, the director seems to think most of the actors don't need to know how to actually act, at least the goof ball characters, and it appears they don't. The big exception is of course Jonathan Winters. Watching his facial expressions and animal mimicry is a delight, as always. They are toned down enough from his usual comic routines to be especially fascinating.

But for a goof ball comedy to work, you need some straight men and women. Art Hindle is OK, in a fluffy sort of way. He seems like a normal, decent sort of fellow, which is what the character calls for. And Lissa Layng does a commendable job as the one sane woman in his life, striking a good balance between shy and sensibility.

The plot is complete far fetched nonsense. But its kinda fun, in a distracting, escapist way. So the movie is watchable, in an emergency. Speaking of emergencies, I wouldn't recommend it for an in-flight movie.

Looking back on the film, I think it could have been better. Goofball comedies with absurd plots can be made to work. The problem is that most of the acting is bad, painfully bad, to be blunt, almost porno movie bad. Given that most of the enormous cast are actually professional actors, I have to assume the fault lies with bad directing. There's too much hamming it up.

With better comedic acting in the secondary roles and some improvements in the script, this movie might have reached a level of respectability.


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