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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

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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16 September 1987 (USA)  »

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The Woo Woo Kid  »

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$999,382 (USA)
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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 »

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Francine Glatt: He doesn't believe in hitting a woman.
Reporter: Is that important?
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DON'T BE THAT WAY
Written by Benny Goodman, Edgar M. Sampson (as Edgar Sampson) & Mitchell Parish
© 1935, 1938 Renewed 1963, 1966 by Robbins Music Corp.
All Rights Reserved
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Life before adulthood is the focus of this okay satire.
5 May 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Patrick Dempsey, in his very early film vehicle before LOVERBOY and HAPPY TOGETHER, played a lovestruck teenager known as the "Woo Woo Kid", circa 1944. He's the all-American boy who is always IN THE MOOD for women much older than him. To revive the 40s is an understatement; it could have been much more livelier and funnier the same way. When you first get a glance of this overlooked movie, it will almost be very puny and be best forgettable. This is probably Dempsey's best one, showing that he's been capable of being a kid out of the ordinary, and always ends up taking the wrong paths toward trouble. The "true" story of Sonny Wisecarver (which this is based on) seemed mightily uncommon and not often remembered to this day, but this piece of interest may catch your eye for a split second or two. Worth a valuable 49-cent rental.


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