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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)  »

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The Woo Woo Kid  »

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$999,382 (USA)
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The radio voice of Bob Hope is contributed by an uncredited Dave Thomas, who had impersonated Hope several times on "SCTV." See more »

Quotes

Francine Glatt: He doesn't believe in hitting a woman.
Reporter: Is that important?
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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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A Funny Movie of a Heart-Breaker Teenager Based on a True Story
26 December 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1944, `Sonny' Wisecarver (Patrick Dempsey) is a fifteen years old teenager having very weird and depressive parents. He gets closer to his neighbor Judy Cusimano (Talia Balsam), a twenty-one years old woman living with a brutal man, Carlo (Tony Longo). His sensitive and delicate way of treating her makes Judy falls in love with him. They decide to escape to get married in a nearby town. A few days later, Carlo calls the police and the couple is arrested. The cases gets publicity, and the tender words of Judy about `Sonny' makes him famous as a heart-breaker. This is the beginning of a nice and funny movie, with Patrick Dempsey in the beginning of his career performing a character who really knows how women are to be treated. A good entertainment, recommended for those who likes comedy. My vote is seven.


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