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Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family  -  6 August 1988 (USA)
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It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic, and the job turns into a nightmare ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Shepherd ...
Ralph, the Man / Scott
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Old Man
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Mom
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Jason Clarke Adams ...
Cameron Johann ...
Ross Eldridge ...
Bill McDonald ...
Cop
Marjorie O'Neill-Butler ...
Clerk
Edward Logan ...
Johnson
W. Clapham Murray ...
Archie
Frank T. Wells ...
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Robert J. Colonna ...
John (as Robert T. Colonna)
Arnie Cox ...
Ace
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It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic, and the job turns into a nightmare presided over by the story's author, Jean Shepherd, in hilariously unconvincing movie makeup. Ralph's dad hardly can wait for the family's upcoming fishing vacation in Michigan at the movie title's resort but will have to drive their old car through a sea of troubles to get there. Fuzzhead the dog runs away and joins a wealthy family, to the consternation of Mom, who patiently handles über-whiner little-brother Randy and buys a whirligig as consolation. Written by John Chapot

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The same 'fridge that Ralphie and his friends carry up flight after flight of stairs is seen again later in the movie, abandoned by the side of a road in the woods. See more »

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Items in the film (i.e., cans and bags) have barcode symbols, which didn't exist in the 1950s. See more »

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Ralph's Mother: [in a high pitched voice] Boys! Come on, breakfast is ready!
[radio shorts out and breaks]
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Follows A Christmas Story (1983) See more »

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Funny movie from Jean Shepherd
20 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The late Jean Shepherd who wrote "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash", which "A Christmas Story" was based on wrote and narrated this funny little movie based on his short story of the same name. It deals with the same family from "A Christmas Story" though with different actors and their family vacation when Ralph(ie) is 14 and all the crazy things that happen before and during their long drive to their favorite vacation spot. If you like "A Christmas Story" you'll probably like this movie too. It's quite funny in a low key sort of way.


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