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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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Chevy's Best Film See more (73 total) »

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)
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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 (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The make and model of the Farmer's classic car was an English dark green 1955 MG TF 1500 convertible.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final scene, as Elizabeth approaches then takes a seat on the bleachers, the crowd changes (amount and positions) between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Andy Farmer:[Andy and Elizabeth are showing Redbud to prospective buyers Bud and Betsy after hiring the town to "act normal"] This is going to cost us a fortune!
Elizabeth Farmer:The fifty-dollar bonus was YOUR idea.
Andy Farmer:[smiling] Little slice of heaven, isn't it, Bud?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Before I Die (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Good King WenceslasSee more »

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35 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Chevy's Best Film, 22 February 2005
Author: jrs-8 from Chicago

I realize that comedy is subjective and things that I think are funny others may not think is too funny. But I am dumbstruck at some of the negative reviews for "Funny Farm." Far and away this is Chevy's best film. I think the screenplay is beautifully written with so many small touches of humor hidden within a scene that to list them would take forever. I will agree that the last act takes a bit of a wide turn in reality but it doesn't stray so far that the film goes off track.

The main story is your typical fish out of water story but what person can't identify with Chase's Andy Farmer in one way or another? Of course the film takes it to the extreme and it's all the funnier for it. And the characters are a biting reminder that not everyone is normal or sane for that matter. The waitress who serves lamb fries without explaining what that really is until it is desperately too late. The sheriff who has to take a cab because he flunked his driver's test. The mailman who throws the mail to the road because he is drunk by the time he reaches the Farmer's residence.

And the small touches? How about the dog that runs away from home just after being brought home for the first time? Or the umpire whose strike zone is a bit wide. The odd fate of Claude Musselman? And let's not forget the phone operator who can tell the sound of two pennies being dropped in a jar but fails to realize it's not a pay phone Chase is calling from? I laughed hard and often which is something odd for me in any film with Chevy Chase. In all the years with all of his films I can honestly say I have only enjoyed five of them (Foul Play, Vacation, Fletch, Christmas Vacation and this one. That's right I am not a fan of Caddyshack)and this is his best.

One more small moment sums up the film's humor for me. Chase is fishing with some men he has just met. One of them men gets a hook stuck in his neck. Instead of trying to pull it out Chase thinks it easier to knock the man out so THEN they can pull the hook out. After punching the man three times in the face one of the other men finally steps in and says "You're not knocking him out, you're only beating the p*ss out of him."

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