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Funny Farm (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 June 1988 (USA)
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When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy has quit his job as a sports journalist and is planning to use the peace and quiet of ... See full summary »

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Madolyn Smith Osborne ...
Elizabeth Farmer (as Madolyn Smith)
Kevin O'Morrison ...
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When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy has quit his job as a sports journalist and is planning to use the peace and quiet of the country to write the Great American Novel. From the moment the movers' truck gets lost with their furniture, though, there's little peace and less quiet. From a manical mailman to a dead body buried in the garden, Andy is distracted by the town and its wacky inhabitants. His effort at a novel is mediocre, at best, and he's threatened by Elizabeth's foray into writing when she attempts a children's book. Can the Farmers survive the townsfolk and each other? Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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Chevy Chase finds life in the country isn't what it's cracked up to be!

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Comedy | Drama

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3 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras y desventuras de un yuppie en el campo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,537,221 (USA)
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Trivia

The film, starring comedian Chevy Chase, with the title "Funny Farm", and set in the countryside, implies that the movie is a farm comedy, but actually, as outlined by Rating the Movies, the picture actually "has nothing to do with farming". Moreover, given the slang medical meaning of the film's title as well, the film neither has anything to do with mental asylums / psychiatric institutions either. See more »

Goofs

As Elizabeth strolls along the shoreline waiting for Andy, we see a sweeping shot of the lake behind her. In the next cut, Andy is swimming to shore in an area of the lake that was clear of swimmers. See more »

Quotes

Andy Farmer: I want a Goddamn refund!
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Connections

Referenced in Clerks. (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Gruber (as Franz Xaver Gruber) and Joseph Mohr
Performed by Redbud Choir
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Underrated comedy and often overlooked
16 September 1999 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

I think this movie has some classic lines by Chevy Chase and the town people, why this movie doesnt get talked about more, i dont know, i happened to laugh my head off at it, but of course i love chevy chase in about everything but invisible man and cops and robbersons


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