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Funny Farm (1988)

PG | | 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 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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Release Date:

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 teams playing in the first baseball match were the "Redbud Raiders" and the "Bartsonville Bombers". The team seasons tickets that Andy Farmer (Chevy Chase) left one of his fellow sports-writers at the start of the film were for "The Giants". The sports team names that featured on Andy's cap and t-shirt in the movie were for the "New York Mets" (baseball) and "Los Angeles Rams" (football) respectively. See more »

Goofs

During the inning change-out, the catcher calls for 3rd base, but throws to 2nd base. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Ledbetter: Remember, Mrs. Farmer. Whenever you buy a house, whatever's in the ground belongs to you - whether it's gold or oil... or Claude Musselman.
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Connections

Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: What's My Line?: Part 2 (1997) See more »

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The Washington Post
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Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by John Philip Sousa, United States Marine Band
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Fun film, worth a watch.
30 January 2003 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't say this is one of Chevy Chase's best films, but this one still has some good things to offer. There is a fair amount of good laughs and an entertaining story, but not as great as some of Chevy's other credits.

Chevy Chase does a fine job with his role, playing a very similar character to most of his other films. Chevy is good at what he does and doesn't seem to stray very far from what works. Madolyn Smith-Osborne is fantastic in the film, looking just gorgeous and playing her role very well. The only other actors that were familiar to me were the movers in the beginning of the film, Mike Starr and Glen Plummer. Both actors do a fine job, although very small roles in the film.

If you are a fan of Chevy Chase, then I'd recommend seeing this film, you'll probably enjoy it. But, if Chevy Chase isn't your cup of tea, then this may not be the film for you. In any case, if you do see it, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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