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In the Spirit (1990)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 1990 (USA)
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A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Flan
Marianne Flan
Reva Prosky
Phillip Schopper ...
The Voice
Agda Antonio ...
Brian Hickey ...
Attacker in Hall
Laurie Jones ...
Phil Harper ...
Homeless Executive
Steve Powers ...
Documentary Interviewer
Hope Cameron ...
New Age Lecturer
Handyman #1
David Baer ...
Handyman #2


A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in upstate New York to get away from a murderer who is pursuing them. Melanie Griffith also shows up briefly as a hooker as the two hide out acting as hookers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agitando os Espíritos  »

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$281,285 (USA)

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Did You Know?


In December 1988, shortly after the film had wrapped (which would prove well over a year in advance of its eventual release), Liz Smith's syndicated column named Louise Lasser as the seventh and final featured cast member, following Olympia Dukakis. Somewhere in the interim, however, for whatever reason, and with nary a mention in the press, Lasser's scenes found their way onto the cutting room floor, although it would seem that continuity concerns may have rescued her from utter oblivion - that judging from an alleged Lasser sighting mentioned online in 2005 ("Blink twice and you will miss the estimable Louise Lasser lurking in the background of an early shot"). See more »


[regarding Crystal]
Roger Flan: I would never believe a professional prostitute could be so boring.
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Great Movie
16 March 2003 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie when it first came out on video. The cover looked interesting so I rented it and immediately loved it. I bought it so I could watch it everyone once in a while. It's like an old friend. It's one of those rare, quirky comedies that touches you.

Marlo Thomas is amazing as nutty Reva Prosky, and Elaine May (from Mike Nichols/2nd City fame) was incredible!

I highly recommend this movie. It rocks.

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