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In the Mood (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 September 1987 (USA)
Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to ... See full summary »

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(story) (as Bob Kosberg), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Mr. Wisecarver
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Mrs. Marver, The Landlady
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The Judge
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Carlo, Judy's Husband
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Uncle Clete
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Chief Kelsey (Papa Bear) (as Ernie Brown)
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George
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Alberta
Joshua Cadman ...
Tony (as Josh Cadman)
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Madeline
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Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to women everywhere) Eventually being taken to court by the local authorities. He was only 15. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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He Was More of a Man At 15, Than Most Men Are At 35! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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16 September 1987 (USA)  »

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The Woo Woo Kid  »

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$999,382 (USA)
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1.78 : 1
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In-joke: Newsreel narrator is identified on screen as "Alan Brady" - in reality voice of Carl Reiner (who receives a "special thanks" in credits) using name of character he played on The Dick Van Dyke Show. See more »

Quotes

Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver: [to Judy] Listen, every time I hear you say you hate me, I'll know that means you love me.
Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver: [voice over] It was the goofiest thing I'd ever said.
Judy Cusimano: That's the goofiest thing I've ever heard.
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STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
Written by Edgar M. Sampson, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb & Andy Razaf
© 1934, 1936 Robbins Music Corp.
Renewed 1962, 1964, Robbins Music Corp. & Ritvoc Corp.
All Rights Reserved
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Not Bad Little Sleight of Hand.
2 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Patrick Dempsey stars as "Sonny Wisecarver" aka the "The Woo-Woo Kid" in this small film which is based on a true story about a teenager in 1944 who has two affairs with older women. Beverly D'Angelo and Talia Balsam are appropriately sexy as the two love interests for Dempsey. All in all the film is a nice way to pass the time. It is one of those hit-and-miss comedies that came a dime a dozen in the 1980s. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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