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Funny Farm (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 3 June 1988 (USA)
A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be overrun with a gauntlet of crazy inhabitants.

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Storyline

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

One of two major Hollywood country-set comedies released in 1988, the other movie was The Great Outdoors (1988). Both pictures even debuted in the same month, June 1988, two weeks apart. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Andy Farmer: Being a fake is what I do best.
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Referenced in Wicked Stepmother (1989) 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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Hilarious
19 August 2003 | by (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) – See all my reviews

This movie is funny. I don't know why it has such low ratings. I like the sarcasm involved in having a married couple from the city moving out to a farm. This is a movie that I recommend to anyone who wishes to have a few laughs watching Chevy Chase and his superb timing for acting in comedies such as this one.


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