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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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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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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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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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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 film is known under two titles in English speaking territories, "In the Mood" and "The Woo Woo Kid". See more »

Quotes

Sonny: What kind of champagne do you have?
Waitress: Schlitz.
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I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN
Written by Ruth Lowe
© 1939 by MCA Music Publishing, A Division of MCA, Inc.
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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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