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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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Finally, a teenage comedy for adults! See more »

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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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$999,382 (USA)
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The film's opening prologue states: "This is the story of how one young man finally met a nice girl his own age. The story is true. Weird, but true". 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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TAKE THE 'A' TRAIN
Written by Billy Strayhorn
© 1941 Tempo Music, Inc.
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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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