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In the Mood (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  16 September 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver
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Judy Cusimano
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Francine Glatt
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Mr. Wisecarver
Betty Jinnette ...
Mrs. Wisecarver
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Beulah Marver
Peter Hobbs ...
The Judge
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Carlo Cusimano
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Uncle Clete
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Chief Kelsey, 'Papa Bear' (as Ernie Brown)
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Wendy the Usherette
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George
Dana Short ...
Alberta
Joshua Cadman ...
Tony (as Josh Cadman)
Nan Woods ...
Madeline
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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16 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Woo Woo Kid  »

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Box Office

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$999,382 (USA)
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Trivia

According to a 28th July 2006 article in Entertainment Weekly by Chris Nashawaty about Hollywood producer Bob Kosberg entitled "They Call Him Mr. Pitch", "Sixty years ago, [Ellsworth' Wisecarver was a teenage Casanova who was written up as 'America's Greatest Lover.' When Kosberg read this, his light went on. That's a movie! He and Simon flew to Wisecarver's home in Las Vegas and optioned the rights to his life story for $500. Then they turned around and sold the pitch for $50,000. Looking back, Kosberg laughs at how easy the whole process was. 'All you needed to sell it was one line: He was America's Greatest Lover...and he was 14 years old!' That pitch later became 1987's In the Mood, starring a young 'Patrick Dempsey'". See more »

Quotes

Sonny: What kind of champagne do you have?
Waitress: Schlitz.
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DREAM
Written by Johnny Mercer
© 1944 by WB Music Corp./Michael Goldsen, Inc.
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Woo Woo...Every young boy's hero!
1 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I rated this movie.."FG"..for "Feel Good". It moves along rapidly, the storyline and the soundtrack are the key. Great period music, including Jennifer Holiday's version of the title track, is terrific background for this 15 yr. old kid who somehow learns to treat women(older and married always) exactly the way they want to be treated. The fact that this is a true story takes the "yeh sure, this could never happen" out of the mouths of pragmatists.

Dempsey is terrific in these type roles(see: Can't Buy Me Love). Talia Balsam and Beverly D'Angelo are also excellent. But it's the subtle words and facial expressions of Michael Constantine,who plays the father, that give the film that added panache.

If you're looking for a fun and fairly brainless movie to rent for an evening I'd recommend this one.


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