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Writers:
Jay Cronley (book)
Jeffrey Boam (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 June 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Chevy Chase finds life in the country isn't what it's cracked up to be!
Plot:
When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chevy Chase ... Andy Farmer
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Elizabeth Farmer (as Madolyn Smith)
Kevin O'Morrison ... Sheriff Ledbetter

Joseph Maher ... Michael Sinclair
Jack Gilpin ... Bud Culbertson
Caris Corfman ... Betsy Culbertson
William Severs ... Newspaper Editor

Mike Starr ... Crocker

Glenn Plummer ... Mickey
William Duell ... Old Character
Helen Lloyd Breed ... Old Operator
Kit Le Fever ... Young Operator (as Le Fevre)

Dakin Matthews ... Marion Corey Jr.
William Newman ... Gus Lotterhand

Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Ethel Dinges
Brad Sullivan ... Brock

Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Hank

George Buck ... Peterbrook
Audrie Neenan ... Ivy (as Audrie J. Neenan)
MacIntyre Dixon ... Mayor Barclay (as Macintye Dixon)

Bill Fagerbakke ... Lon Criterion
Nicholas Wyman ... Dirk Criterion

Raynor Scheine ... Oates
Peter Boyden ... Reporter

Reg E. Cathey ... Reporter
Dan Desmond ... Reporter
Don Plumley ... Reporter
Brett Miller ... Teenager
Jamie Meyer ... Teenager
David Woodberry ... Ike
Kevin Murphy ... Ewell
Dennis Barr ... First Base Coach
Barbara Baker ... Woman in Stands
David Williams ... Marcus
Steve Jonas ... Driving Instructor
Russell Bletzer ... Councilman
Evelyn McLean ... Caroler
Steven John ... Caroler
Robert Conner ... Caroler
Judson Duncan ... Caroler
Alison Hannas ... Caroler
Robert Ingram ... Caroler
Mary Johnson ... Caroler
Kristin Kellom ... Caroler
Paul Link ... Caroler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Conway ... Crum Petree, the Mailman (uncredited)
Hans Cozzens ... Christmas caroler (uncredited)

Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Elizabeth's Student (uncredited)
Darren Higgins ... Boy with Deer (uncredited)
Fabio May ... Townie (uncredited)

Diane Yang ... Elizabeth's Student (uncredited)

Directed by
George Roy Hill 
 
Writing credits
Jay Cronley (book)

Jeffrey Boam (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce Bodner .... executive producer
Robert Crawford Jr. .... producer (as Robert L. Crawford)
Patrick Kelley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Miroslav Ondrícek (director of photography) (as Miroslav Ondricek)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
Henry Bumstead 
 
Set Decoration by
James W. Payne  (as Jim Payne)
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Lee Harman .... makeup artist
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
George Goodman .... unit production manager
Lee Haas .... unit production manager: New York
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Mickey Moore)
Princess O'Mahoney .... second assistant director (as Princess McLean)
Michael Rapley .... second second assistant director
Liz Ryan .... second assistant director: New York
Jim Van Wyck .... first assistant director
Robert E. Warner .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Judy Cammer .... set designer
Gerard Cubero .... leadman (as Gerard M. Cubero)
Mike Cunningham .... assistant property master
Robert DePatis .... construction coordinator (as Bob DePatis)
Henry Larrecq .... assistant art director
Michael Ross .... property master
Carol Winstead Wood .... production illustrator
Yarek Alfer .... head sculptor (uncredited)
Paul W. Gorfine .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Deborah Dawson .... assistant adr editor
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Clark King .... sound mixer
Richard Kite .... boom operator
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor (as Harold Levinsohn)
Eytan Mirsky .... assistant sound editor
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Dan Sable .... supervising sound editor
Ahmad Shirazi .... sound editor
Dana Stefenson .... assistant sound editor
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Albiez .... special effects coordinator
Albert Delgado .... special effects (as Al Delgado)
A.J. Thrasher .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... matte consultant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Cliff Cudney .... stunts
Lisa Dalton .... stunts (as Lisa Loving)
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts
Don Picard .... stunts
George Robotham .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Brown .... assistant camera: second unit (as Robert Brown)
Greg Coelho .... assistant chief lighting technician
Raymond Fortune .... electrician
Robert E. Gaynor .... dolly grip (as Bob Gaynor)
Richard C. Kratina .... camera operator: second unit (as Richard Kratina)
Robert Miller Jr. .... second grip
Gary Muller .... first assistant camera
Tom Priestley Jr. .... camera operator (as Tom Priestley)
Andrew Priestley .... second assistant camera (as Andy Priestley)
Richard Quinlan .... chief lighting technician (as Dick Quinlan)
Ed Quinn .... key grip
Jürgen Vollmer .... still photographer (as Jurgen Vollmer)
Glenn Corbett .... best boy (uncredited)
Alex Rodriguez .... lighting technician (uncredited)
William M. Weberg .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Greenhoe .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eddie Marks .... costumer
Marilyn Matthews .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
John Hill .... assistant film editor (as John Andrew Hill)
Mark Livolsi .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Kathy Durning .... supervising music editor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Edward Iacobelli .... transportation captain: New York (as Ed Iacobelli)
Gene R. Johnson .... transportation coordinator (as Gene Johnson)
Jerry F. Johnson .... transportation captain (as Jerry Johnson)
Bobby Marsh .... driver
 
Other crew
Jim Barr .... production accountant
Cynthia R. Coulter .... animal handler
Patti Dalzell .... script supervisor
Camille De Mave .... assistant: George Roy Hill (as Camille DeMave)
Eric Feldman .... production runner
Cathy Haft .... location manager: New York
Tim Hill .... production runner
David Israel .... location manager
Alan Jacques .... projectionist
Angela Kaye .... secretary: Chevy Chase
Adeline Leonard Seakwood .... production office coordinator: New York
Eric Myers .... unit publicist (as Eric Meyers)
Matthew O'Conner .... production runner
Martha Yates .... production secretary
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Marsha Zvonkin .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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, a fortnight apart.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Andy and and Michael Sinclair are trying to disable Crum Petree's pickup truck with the boulder, Andy attempts to conceal Michael with brush (leaves, twigs, branches). The amount of brush covering Michael changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Andy Farmer:Being a fake is what I do best.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Before I Die (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent NightSee more »

FAQ

Is this based on a book?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Would you like Lamb Fries with that?, 30 January 2010
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

Chevy Chase is normally associated with the Caddyshack, Fletch and Vacation series meaning that his one-shot movies mostly fall by the wayside. Films like Spies Like Us, Nothing But Trouble and Funny Farm have went largely unseen since the advent of DVD in 1997. Neither of these movies have received widescreen releases and have been out of print for years. I was beginning to wonder what Warner had against giving them definitive releases until I discovered an HD master of Funny Farm on the PlayStation Network.

I saw it only once, when I was about 9, and remembered very little. If you're a fan of Clark Griswold then Andy Farmer isn't too far removed. Andy is a sports journalist who retires from the big city to the Redbud, Vermont hoping to enjoy and idyllic, peaceful life and finally write the great, American novel (The Big Heist). When he gets there he and his wife discover that almost everyone and everything is weirder than the last. There are giant snakes in their pond, a dead body buried in their garden, a Sheriff who can't drive, a crazy mailman and a town who basically hate them. And top of all this Andy has severe writer's block while his wife manages to churn out a successful children's novel without really trying.

With careful, measured direction from George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy, The Sting) Funny Farm, based on a novel by Jay Cronley, manages to be a little classier than Chase's usual fare. This makes the lack of a home video version even more puzzling. It has never been released on DVD in the UK, and the 1989 VHS is long gone. If you have access to the PlayStation Network then go for it. I have a funny feeling that Funny Farm and Spies Like Us will probably be released as a Warner Blu Ray Double Feature in the near future, but nothing has been announced so far.

Don't let the mistreatment of this film put you off, it lives up to it's title and is the perfect vehicle for Chevy Chase and his goofy humour.

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