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In the Mood (1987)

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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 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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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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16 September 1987 (USA)  »

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$999,382 (USA)
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Debut feature film as a director for screen-writer Phil Alden Robinson. See more »

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Francine Glatt: He doesn't believe in hitting a woman.
Reporter: Is that important?
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IN THE MOOD
Written by Andy Razaf & Joe Garland' (as Joseph Garland)
Additional lyrics by Bette Midler & Barry Manilow
Performed by Jennifer Holliday
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Produced by Ralph Burns
© 1939 Shapiro Bernstein & Co., 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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