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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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Ralph, the Man / Scott
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Jason Clarke Adams ...
Cameron Johann ...
Ross Eldridge ...
Bill McDonald ...
Cop
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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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The story takes place in Indiana, but Texas license plates can be seen on many of the cars. See more »

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Ralph's Mother: [the family is finishing loading the car] OK, we have the box of canned goods... did you get the bath mat?
Old Man: The what?
Ralph's Mother: The bath mat!
Old Man: A bath mat? What do we need a bath mat for?
Ralph's Mother: Well, you never know! It might be nice.
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Follows The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976) See more »

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Ralphie is BACK!!
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OK, if you loved "A Christmas Story"....then there's no way you won't LOVE this movie!!! It's Ralphie as a teenager! The family takes a summer vacation and it is HILARIOUS!!!!!! We even get to see Flick and Schwartz again! Will Flick stick his tongue to the flag pole again?? HMMM...could be!!! You'll have to watch it to find out! I think what makes this movie SO funny is how realistic it is...exaggerated a tad, of course. The trip they take is exactly how all my family vacations went as a kid. If you watch "A Christmas Story" every Christmas, then you need to start watching "Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss" every 4th of July!


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