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Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988)

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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Jean Shepherd ...
Ralph, the Man / Scott
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Mom
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Jason Clarke Adams ...
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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 dog Fuzzhead was portrayed by Jean Shepherd's real-life dog Daphne. See more »

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The Reward poster for Fuzzhead shows an all-digit phone number. In the 1950's, all phone numbers had a two-letter exchange name, followed by 5 numbers. See more »

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[the family just stopped for Ralph's mother to look at house rugs]
Old Man: [to himself] Just once, I'd like to get to Ollie's before dark. Just once!
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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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