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In the Mood (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 September 1987 (USA)
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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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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Mrs. Marver, The Landlady
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The Judge
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Carlo, Judy's Husband
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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)
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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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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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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